Toronto Police Auxiliary
Being an Auxiliary member of the Toronto Police Service is a demanding and rewarding volunteer position. Opportunities exist to meet new people, share new experiences and contribute to the well-being of the community. There are many Auxiliary Members with years of service who can attest to the personal rewards they have experienced.
What is the Toronto Police Service Auxiliary Program?
Auxiliary Officers are part of a very dedicated and committed team of community volunteers who are trained both in the theoretical and practical applications of policing. Auxiliary Officers wear uniforms and are issued handcuffs and a baton.
A comprehensive training program prepares you for your interaction with the police and the community. If you are a successful candidate in our recruitment process, you will be appointed as an Auxiliary Officer. As an Auxiliary Officer you would be assigned to work with officers in the Community Response Unit of a division, and receive ongoing training.
What are the duties of Auxiliary Officers?
The primary duty of an Auxiliary officer is to perform police duties when accompanied and supervised by a Police Officer.
Some areas where Auxiliary Officers are often used are:
* assist with Community Parades
* assist with community response initiatives
* perform proactive foot patrols
* assist with crowd management and community initiatives
* canvass and search with respect to missing persons
* assist with large scale special events
* renewal of Community Night Listing data
* attend community events and promote positive interaction with the community and the police
* assist divisions in crime prevention initiatives and kiosk information booths
The BASIC REQUIREMENTS for the position are as follows:
- Be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident of Canada
- Be between 18 and 65 years of age
- Have successfully completed at least 4 years of secondary school or equivalent
- Not have been convicted of a criminal offence for which a pardon has not been granted
- Be a fully licensed driver and meet the requirements of the Graduated Licensing system in the province of Ontario, having accumulated no more than 6 demerit points
- Meet the vision standards which include: colour, peripheral and depth perception requirements, and have uncorrected visual acuity of 20/40, and best corrected acuity of 20/20 with both eyes open (binocularly).
- Be physically able to perform the duties of the position, with regard to personal safety and the safety of the public
- Must have Standard First Aid and Basic C.P.R. training
- Be of good moral character and habits
- Volunteer a minimum of 150 hours per year
- Reside in the Greater Toronto Area (Durham, Peel, York, Toronto)
- Complete all ongoing training as required
Volunteer Opportunities:Recruitment is ongoing. Please monitor our Careers website for current postings.
How to Apply:
Potential applicants should visit our Careers website for further information about the Auxiliary Program and how to apply.
NOTE: In accordance with section 30 of the Private Security and Investigative Services Act, 2005, applicants WILL NOT be considered while possessing a current Private Investigators licence issued by the Ministry of the Solicitor General & Correctional Services. Individuals applying for the position of Auxiliary Member must sign a waiver authorizing background checks to be done to confirm the above information. The personal information listed in the waiver is collected under the authority of Sections 38, 43 and 53 of the Police Services Act and the Consumer Reporting Act, for the purpose of assessing your suitability for the position. YOU MUST PRODUCE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS UPON REQUEST.
Require more information?
If you are interested in being an Auxiliary Police officer, or would like any further information, please contact the Employment Unit at 416-808-8101 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.