_ (press release) _ The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) Auxiliary Police Unit is inviting Ottawa residents to join the Auxiliary Policing volunteer program. The volunteer program is intended to enhance community based policing by providing an opportunity for citizens to participate and volunteer with law enforcement.
“Auxiliary Police members provide a complementary service to sworn officers by assisting officers while being under their supervision,” said Sgt. Mark Nethercott, who oversees the program for Ottawa Police. “This is an opportunity for anyone who wants to contribute to safety in their community and has time to volunteer.”
There are currently 9 members of the community who are taking part in this Program.
Auxiliary members receive training to assist and support OPS initiatives by participating in public safety, crime prevention and community events. Auxiliary members also conduct routine non-police officer duties as assigned.
Applicants must be 18 years or older, possess a high school diploma, possess a valid Class G licence, be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, be of good moral character, meet a minimum general fitness level and pass a background clearance check.
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).
Applications are accepted until
May 31, 2016
. To complete an application, visit [ http://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/