Auxiliary Police Members Program
Being an Auxiliary member of the Cornwall Police Service is a demanding and rewarding volunteer position. Opportunities exist to meet new people, share new experiences and contribute to the well-being of the community.
The Auxiliary Police Program is a volunteer program, intended to enhance community-based policing by providing an opportunity for citizens to participate and volunteer with law enforcement on an organized basis. Auxiliary Police volunteers will provide a complementary service to sworn police officers by assisting officers while under constant supervision.
About the Program:
Auxiliary Police Members will receive orientation and training, which will enable them to fulfill their volunteer duties.
Auxiliary Police Members:
- Do not carry firearms, but they will receive specialized training in use of force and be exposed to the utilization and deployment of other use of force techniques, as an orientation initiative;
- Always serve under the supervision of a fully sworn police officer of the Cornwall Police Service;
- Are not allowed to drive marked police vehicles unless in an emergency situation and directed to do so by a fully sworn police officer;
- Are expected to volunteer a minimum of 96 hours per year, plus training, to the program;
- Do not receive any wages;
- Will not wear the uniform of a police officer, but will be provided with a recognized uniform that identifies them as a volunteer auxiliary member; and,
- May be required to testify in court.
Under the direction of a sworn police officer, Auxiliary Police Members may perform any of the following duties or programs:
- Crime Prevention Programs;
- Assist with parades;
- Community Policing functions when directed; and,
- Other routine non-police officer duties as assigned.
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
- Be of good moral character
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Have successfully completed high school
- Meet minimum general fitness level
- Meet a reliability clearance process to be determined by the Cornwall Police Service and successfully complete a criminal records check
- Be willing to commit to a minimum of 96 hours of volunteer service per year, including training
NOTE: All applicants of the Cornwall Police Service Auxiliary program must sign an Authorization of Release of Information waiver permitting background and reference checks to confirm all information supplied. In addition, all applicants must undergo a physical examination to determine their health status. Failure to comply with either of the aforementioned disqualifies the individual from the selection process.
We are not currently recruiting Auxiliary Police Members. Please check back soon.