Police can use a hand

Campbell River RCMP is looking for women and men to join up for the next auxiliary course

  • Feb. 18, 2014 4:00 p.m.

Campbell River can use a few good women…for auxiliary constables.

There are several female RCMP officers at the local detachment, but not a single female auxiliary officer.

Cpl. Ron Shelrud hopes that changes when the next auxiliary course is held locally. He’s also looking for men to fill the current vacancies.

“Today, there are over 2,000 auxiliary constables nation-wide,” said Cpl. Shelrud in a news release.

“The RCMP Auxiliary Constable Program offers specially trained volunteers the opportunity to contribute to their communities with experience they acquire from volunteering with the police.”

An auxiliary constable is an unarmed, unpaid, uniformed RCMP volunteer.

RCMP Auxiliary Constables may have peace officer or equivalent status, in accordance to their provincial or territorial statutes.

Auxiliary Constables promote community-based policing by participating in local events and assisting regular members with some of their general duties.

To apply for the upcoming spring course at the Campbell River RCMP detachment you must be age 19 and older and of good character. There’s no cost for training and equipment.

For more information, contact Cpl. Shelrud e-mail at Ron.S.Shelrud@rcmp-grc.gc.ca or call 250-286-6221.