Springfield Police Auxiliary
Being an Auxiliary member of the Springfield 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 Springfield 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 after the appropriate training required to carry such equipment.
The uniform will be similar to full time sworn members with the exception of no red stripe on their pants; the word auxiliary will be next to any place police is shown on the uniform to show they are an Auxiliary officer. Also the hat they wear shall have a red and black checkered band instead of the solid red band. Auxiliary officer’s will not be trained or allowed to carry a sidearm on duty.
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 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 with an officer
* assist with traffic control
* canvass and search with respect to missing persons
* assist with large scale special events
* attend community events and promote positive interaction with the community and the police
* assist 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 Manitoba, 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 120 hours per year
- May reside within 30 km of the RM of Springfield
- Complete all ongoing training as required
How to Apply:
Potential applicants should fill out the below application package along with a cover letter and resume. Completed packages can be dropped off in person to our office located at Unit 2 - 686 Main St in Oakbank, during regular business hours 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Require more information?
If you are interested in being an Auxiliary Police Officer, or would like any further information, please contact the Springfield Police Service at 204-444-4308 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.