There are many citizens who wish to experience police work through active involvement. The Midland Police Auxiliary Unit offers opportunities to citizens to become an integral part of the police organization in a volunteer capacity.
Consideration for appointment to the Midland Police Auxiliary Unit is restricted to those who live in Midland and the surrounding area.
Auxiliary members are selected on the basis of their ability to complete the training program and their availability for service throughout the year. We demand that each Auxiliary member be available for a minimum of 20 hours each month, and that he or she attend regular in-service training sessions.
Initial training consists of classroom instruction, physical restraining methods, and firearms familiarization. Although Auxiliary members are not issued firearms, they must be capable of handling them, in unusual or critical circumstances.
Auxiliary police officers may be used at parades, Police Week displays, other events promoting crime prevention, or as observers on regular police patrols. Specifically, Auxiliary members are prominent at Remembrance Day celebrations and the annual Santa Claus parade.
- Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada *
- Live in Midland or the surrounding area
- Be a minimum of 18 years of age
- Possess an Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma or its equivalent *
- Not have been convicted for 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 3 demerit points.**
- Meet the vision requirements as set out by the Midland Police Service
- Be physically able to perform the duties of the position with regard to personal safety and the safety of the public
- Possess the ability to speak, read, write and understand the English language
Candidates should also:
- Be of good moral character and habits
- Be willing to volunteer a minimum of 20 hours per month
- Possess good written and verbal communication skills
* Original documents must be presented upon request
** Non Probationary Driver's Licence
What are the duties of Auxiliary Members?
- Policing services are provided throughout Ontario to ensure the safety and security of all persons and property in Ontario, recognizing the need for co-operation between the providers of police services and the communities they serve.
- Accompany and assist police officers as directed (i.e. cruiser patrol)
- Perform proactive foot patrols
- Assist with crowd control and traffic direction
- Assist the community services unit
- Assist with marine patrol
- Attend community events and promote positive interaction between the community and the police
- Respond to various inquiries from members of the public
- Assist with public displays and special events
Is this demanding volunteer work? Yes! Is it rewarding? Absolutely!
The Auxiliary team is an integral part of the Midland Police Service. Their efforts contribute to the good quality of life in our municipality.
Apply with resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications
Midland Police Service,
250 Second Street
Attn: Danielle Beauchamp - Auxiliary Police Recruiting