The Peel Regional Police Auxiliary Program consists of over 100 highly trained volunteers called Auxiliary Officers who represent the diverse cultural backgrounds, careers and age of the residents in the Region of Peel. Their main role is to support police officers by attending special community fundraising events, RIDE programs, patrol escorts, emergency callouts. We have over 100 Auxiliary Volunteers.

Auxiliary Officer Activities

Auxiliary officer on patrol Auxiliary officer and employee walking down the street

 

Volunteers participate in community charity events, such as:

  • Toys for Tots.
  • Cram-a-Cruiser and food drive events.
  • Hospital visits to children at Christmas.
  • Peel Children's Safety Village.
  • Car-wash for cancer.
  • Gathering, sorting and shipping clothing to victims of the Manitoba flood.

Many hours are put into special events such as:

  • Santa Claus Parade.
  • Remembrance Day Parade.
  • Streetsville Bread and Honey Festival.
  • Khalsa Day parade.
  • Canada Day Celebrations.

They aid our police service in many ways, including:

  • Patrol and Marine escorts.
  • RIDE program assistance.
  • Special events.
  • Emergency callouts.

Minimum Qualifications

Female Auxiliary Officer answering a call 

The criteria to be accepted into this program is similar to that expected of our constables.

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Applicants must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent residents of Canada.
  • Must have good moral character and habits.
  • Must provide proof of completing the requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma, or equivalent (equivalency can be obtained through your local Board of Education).
  • Must be willing to provide a two year commitment of twelve hours per month.
  • Successfully complete a series of tests set by the Peel Regional Police.
  • Provide all information related to an appointment (or discharge) in respect to any police service or armed forces.
  • Must be certified to be in good health by a qualified medical practitioner (mentally and physically fit for duty).
  • Must possess a valid G class Ontario licence.
  • Uncorrected vision must not exceed 20/40, correctable to 20/20 with the aid of glasses or contact lenses. There must be no red/green colour blindness.
  • Possess hearing within the normal range, without an aid.
  • Must receive the approval of a selection committee.
  • Must agree to abide by the directives of the Peel Regional Police and the Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services Board.
  • Will be required to attend all training sessions. 
  • Applications won't be accepted from people who have been convicted of a criminal offence unless they have received a pardon.
  • Applications won't be accepted from private investigators or security guards who carry firearms, people whose job or lifestyle may pose a conflict of interest with Auxiliary Police duties and those who have an active application for the Constable position.

Training Sessions

Female Auxiliary Officer Training

There is a four month training period of 160 hours for volunteer recruits. Training takes place Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and bi-weekly on Thursday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Accommodations

Male Auxiliary Officer directing traffic

Consistent with the requirements of the Ontario Human Rights Code, accommodation will be provided to qualified applicants with a disability, to allow their participation in the recruitment process. Requests for accommodations should be made to the Inspector of Staff Operations. Applicants must provide sufficient detail to enable Peel Regional Police to respond to their request. 

A qualified applicant with a disability is a person who meets the qualifications of the role and who can, with accommodation, perform the essential duties of the position safely and effectively. 

Information Sessions

Group of Auxiliary Officers posing for camera

You can register for information sessions online.

Testing dates are provided at the information sessions.

There are currently no sessions available.

Contact Information

If you want to speak to us about the program either on the phone, or in person, contact our Auxiliary Police program

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