Toronto Police Service volunteers provide an invaluable service to the people of Toronto. From canvassing neighbourhoods to assisting with missing persons reports, to following up with victims of crime, to simply extending a smile to a community member at a Toronto Police Service event, volunteers make a real difference in this city. Learn more about the volunteer roles available within the Toronto Police Service and how you can contribute to your community in a meaningful way.

Auxiliary Volunteer Program
Auxiliary officers are dedicated team players who all share a common goal of bridging the gaps and encouraging partnerships between their communities and the TPS. The role is designed to assist the Service’s community mobilization initiatives, crime prevention programs, special events, parades, searches for missing persons and emergency call-outs.
Auxiliary officers are the greatest ambassadors for their communities. They represent people from many professions and stages of life. They are homemakers, health care workers, business professionals, lawyers, university students and trades people.

Once I put on my uniform, I am representing the Toronto Police Service and I employ the Core Values. Whatever my detail is, I am engaging with the public and at the same time, creating the feeling of public safety. As an Auxiliary Sergeant, I lead a group of Auxiliaries and ensure that they are representing the TPS the best they can. I am always looking forward to my next detail.  I always wanted to be a police officer, but medical reasons prevented that option. I still have a dream of working for the TPS, but in a civilian role.

I have a special interest in customer service, public safety and security and I would like to pursue my career in this field. I chose to volunteer with the TPS because I wanted to be part of an outstanding organization that ensures and keeps a safe environment for every citizen of Toronto. In my role, I like to conduct high visibility mobile patrols. With a partner, we go to high priority areas to assist uniform officers with maintaining a visible presence, which I believe helps reduce crime and disorder. We patrol local businesses, neighbourhoods and parks to initiate positive engagement with the community. Being an Auxiliary is a great way to give back to your community and get to know all the other communities within the city.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident of Canada

  • Be a minimum of 18 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 licenced "G" driver, 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 20/30 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 Level C C.P.R. training

  • Be of good moral character and habits

Candidates are expected to:
  • Volunteer a minimum of 150 hours per year

  • Reside in the Greater Toronto Area (Durham, Peel, York, Toronto)

  • Complete all ongoing training as required

  • Commit to the program for a period of one year

You must meet all of the above requirements or you will not be considered for this volunteer position.

*In accordance with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Private investigators and Security Guards Act, Bill 159, (2004), a person holding a Private Investigators licence will not be an eligible candidate for the Toronto Police Service Auxiliary Program.

*A person currently licensed as a security guard, or one who holds a dual licence may make application to the Auxiliary Program if it is determined that they do not directly or indirectly participate in any investigative capacity. Notwithstanding, a complete background investigation will be conducted to determine if a conflict of interest may exist.

Student co-op Program
The Toronto Police Service supports co-operative Education programs offered by the local boards of education and various post-secondary institutions. Such programs allow Co-operative Education Students to obtain work experience and achieve credits toward their diplomas, certificates or degrees.

The students assist clerical staff in their daily duties in order to gain valuable work experience. The students are placed in various units, Divisions, across the city according to the needs of the Service.

Youth In Policing Initiative


Toronto Police Adult & Youth Volunteer Program / Consultative Committees


Humber College Rover Crew


Volunteer with Victim Services Toronto


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