Sergeant Wendy Drummond Auxiliary Program Coordinator
The TPS Auxiliary Program plays a key role in supporting the Service Priority of “Neighbourhood Policing Programs and Community Engagement”. The program continued to fulfill its primary mandate of commitment to deliver police services catered to the needs of the community which involved collaborative working relationships.
The Auxiliary compliment participates in many global community events such as; the annual Santa Claus Parade, Caribbean Carnival, and the Pride Parade to name a few. Requests were made for Auxiliary Members to assist at these global events. In total Auxiliary officers continue to contribute an average of 80,000 volunteer hours which is equivalent to approximately 2.3 million dollars in working hours, when compared to fourth class Constable’s wages. These auxiliary members are commended for their reliability and commitment in meeting the needs of the Service and the community.
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.
- Toronto Police Auxiliary Officer
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.