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Applicants being sought for RCMP's Auxiliary Program

The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment is on a recruiting drive looking for auxiliary support. - Andrew Leong/file
The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment is on a recruiting drive looking for auxiliary support.
— image credit: Andrew Leong/file

A public information session is coming up in March for the RCMP's Auxiliary Program.

Those who've thought about volunteering, perhaps considered a career in law enforcement or are looking towards that goal can find out more about volunteering as an Auxiliary Constable Thursday, March 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. The session in the community room of Thrifty Foods at Beverly Corners will be hosted by the North Cowichan/Duncan, Shawnigan Lake and Ladysmith RCMP detachments.

Cpl. Jon Stuart of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP noted the RCMP's Auxiliary Program "is a group of dedicated unpaid members of the public, who volunteer to assist the regular RCMP members in their duties, with a focus on Community Policing and public events.''

Interested persons must undergo a security screening process, he added, and then pass an extensive training program. Training for the program will commence in September once the screening process has been completed.

Applicants must be 19 years of age, a Canadian citizen, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, have a valid driver's license, meet a medical suitability level and pass the RCMP security screening process.

For more information, contact Stuart at 250-748-5522.

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