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Selection Process

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Interview

Auxiliary candidates are screened and interviewed by a selection committee. Candidates are expected to be committed to serving their community and must be capable of meeting all time requirements required of auxiliary members. Auxiliary members must:

  • Be available for a minimum of 12 hours each month
  • Attend regular training sessions and monthly meetings
  • Attend yearly requalification

Training

Auxiliary members are selected on their ability to complete the auxiliary training program. Initial training consists of:

  • Classroom instruction, including classes on the Criminal Code of Canada, traffic and crowd control, search and rescue, firearms and defensive tactics
  • Powers of arrest and physical restraint training
  • Firearms qualification

Auxiliary members are trained by experienced Auxiliary Constables and members of the York Regional Police Training and Education Bureau. Auxiliary candidates must attend mandatory training classes two nights each week for 10 consecutive weeks, including occasional weekends.

Assignment

Upon graduation of the training program, auxiliary members are typically assigned to work in the districts in which they live. Still, members must be prepared to serve anywhere in York Region.