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New 2007 RCMP Auxiliary Officers. (Photo: Wayne Moore - Castanet)
New 2007 RCMP Auxiliary Officers. (Photo: Wayne Moore - Castanet)

More auxiliaries on the way

by Wayne Moore - Story: 36043
Dec 20, 2007 / 5:00 am

The Kelowna RCMP Detachment continues to work towards its goal of 80 Auxiliary officers by 2010.

Another 18 cadets will begin training in February, 2008.

"They add visibility and safety for our members," says RCMP Superintendent, Bill McKinnon. "It means two to a car and two to a beat. They assist with everything from traffic control for events to security and regular patrols with other members."

The Kelowna Detachment currently has 54 Auxiliary Officers, once of the largest forces in the province.

To date, those 54 volunteers have logged more than 12,000 hours.

In 2006, Auxiliary Officers accounted for more than 13,000 hours of service.

The new recruits will go through a rigorous five month training program. They will be on the receiving end of a taser and pepper spray.

Auxiliary members assist regular members on foot patrols, ski patrols, bike patrols, vehicle patrols, special event and traffic control.


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