The Ottawa Police Service is currently recruiting Auxiliary Police volunteers.
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.
Auxiliary Police Members will receive orientation and training, which will enable them to fulfill their volunteer duties.
Auxiliary Police Members:
Due to the amount of time required in the selection and training process, we ask all members to commit for a minimum of two years (minimum of 160 volunteer hours per year, plus training).
Under the direction of a sworn police officer, Auxiliary Police may perform any of the following duties or programs:
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
Proficient knowledge of the English language is mandatory; that includes reading, writing, and speaking. Fluency in other languages, including French, will give the candidate stronger consideration for the role.
NOTE: All applicants of the Ottawa 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.
The Ottawa Police Service is currently accepting applications for Auxiliary Police volunteers.
The Ottawa Police Service will be recruiting applicants from the National Capital Region. It is expected that the number of interested persons will exceed our quota and you should understand that we would not be able to accept every candidate.
If you are interested in becoming an Auxiliary Police volunteer, please submit the following in one package:
You may submit your application package, along with the above-mentioned documents, electronically to email@example.com from February 29, 2016 until midnight on May 31, 2016. We no longer accept applications by regular postal mail.
Before making up your mind to become an Auxiliary member, it would be wise to consider what you are getting into. Is the Auxiliary Police Program REALLY for you?
Some of your personal autonomy will be curbed while a member of the Auxiliary Police Program. While on duty, you are required (among other things) to: