Welcome to the DRP Auxiliary Unit
Putting Our "Community" Into Community Policing
On behalf of all Auxiliary officers of the Durham Regional Police Service Auxiliary Unit, we would like to welcome you to our Unit's official home page.
The Auxiliary Unit IS NOT ACTIVELY recruiting at this time.
To view the 2012 Auxiliary Annual Report, click here.
Formed in July of 1977, the Auxiliary Unit is comprised of every day citizens from all walks of life. People who felt it necessary that they become an integral and fundamental part of their police service by means of contributing to their community. Members of our Unit take pride in serving the over 600,000 residents who live in the 2,471 square kilometres of Durham Region.
The Unit is supervised by a member of the regular service. This officer acts as the liaison between the Auxiliary Unit and the regular service. He reports to the Chief of Police throughout the year with pertinent statistics. This information is forwarded to the Police Services Board on a regular basis.
One Auxiliary Inspector manages and supervises the Auxiliary Unit consisting of three Auxiliary Staff Sergeants covering Operations, Administration and Training, 10 Auxiliary Sergeants and 49 Auxiliary Constables. Each Auxiliary Sergeant ensures that their Auxiliary constables are meeting the goals, objectives and mandates of the Unit. The Auxiliary Sergeants must be an example to all personnel through consistent work ethics and self-presentation. Being a member of the Auxiliary is a challenging but rewarding position.
Auxiliary officers, who upon completion of basic training, are able to participate in community-based initiatives such as local parades, festivals and fairs. They are also given the opportunity to partake in car and foot patrols with regular service officers. This is permitted once the minimum requirement of 12 hours per month of Auxiliary duty has been met. All Auxiliary officers are sworn to an oath of office and secrecy by an appointed judge upon graduation.
Are You Prepared To Meet The Challenge?:
- To work along side members of the Durham Regional Police Service and the community
- To work with members who pride themselves in maintaining high standards
- To commit the necessary time and effort required to be an Auxiliary officer
- To be a volunteer