Auxiliary / Reserve Constables

British Columbia’s Auxiliary/Reserve Constable Program provides an opportunity for members of the public to volunteer with police to address crime and disorder, and to strengthen communities.

Volunteers participate in community policing and crime prevention activities under the direct supervision of a police officer or under the general supervision of the detachment or department.

Activities can include:

  • Accompanying police officers on patrol
  • Assisting at community events
  • Presenting crime prevention strategies in schools
  • Conducting traffic control
  • Doing foot or bike patrols
  • Participating in search and rescue, parades and other ceremonial events

The Auxiliary/Reserve Constable Program: Provincial Policy (PDF, 1.5 MB) is the province’s policy on auxiliary and reserve constables.

Contact your local police detachment to find out more about the Auxiliary/Reserve Constable Program and how to apply.