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Calgary Police Auxiliary Program

The Auxiliary Program is a unique work and training program within the Calgary Police Service that gives people the opportunity to work for the Calgary Police Service alongside sworn police officers at the District offices. The Auxiliary Program is similar to a paid internship program giving insight into policing while earning money and receiving valuable training.

The Auxiliary Program consists of main three components:

  • employment
  • volunteering
  • training

The Auxiliaries attend five weeks of paid training at the Calgary Police Service Chief Crowfoot Learning Centre (CCLC), where they receive foundational instruction in communication skills, report writing, note taking and information about community policing that will enable them to fulfill District front counter responsibilities. The Auxiliaries are also introduced to drill and physical fitness training. 

Employment

The Auxiliaries are assigned to work at the District front counters and YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre. They are paid civilian employees of the Calgary Police Service. They assist sworn police officers with the reporting of traffic collisions, providing the public with information and direction regarding general inquiries, and initiating occurrence reports to assist Calgary Police Service sworn members at the time of reporting. The Auxiliary Program concentrates on leadership and mentorship development through team building activities. During the post-secondary school year, the Auxiliary Program is limited to a maximum weekly work hours of 20 hours per week from September to April. From May to August, Auxiliaries are limited to working no more than 35 hours per week and are generally scheduled 28-32 hours per week. 

Volunteering 

Each Auxiliary enrolled in the program is required to complete 50 hours per year of volunteering in events either within the Calgary Police Service itself or with one of the Calgary Police Service’s partner agencies. The Auxiliaries have volunteered in a variety of events so far since the program started in July 2013 from helping the flood victims in High River in July, to representing the Calgary Police Service at the annual Alberta Peace Officer’s Memorial in Edmonton in September, and assisting as role players for the CCLC Recruit Training scenarios.

On-going training

Auxiliaries are required to attend sixteen mandatory paid training sessions held throughout the year. The training sessions are made up of modular learning, where the Auxiliaries will become familiar with the significance of community policing in the Calgary Police Service, administrative duties as determined by the District or Service, and the impact of crime management strategies specific to each District. The Auxiliary Program is designed to augment the skills, knowledge and experience of prospective police officer candidates who require further development in these areas to successfully compete for a sworn police officer position with the Calgary Police Service. The Auxiliary Program aims to attract candidates who are genuinely interested in a career in law enforcement and who come from diverse social, economic and cultural backgrounds. Within the program it will also offer mentorship and learning opportunities through structured employment.

Core Values

All members of the Calgary Police Auxiliary Program are expected to adhere to the core values, conducting themselves at all times with honesty, integrity, respect, fairness and compassion, and courage.

  • Honesty
    • Tell the truth with candour in a way that is clear and to the point.

  • Integrity
    • Display actions and express oneself in a manner consistent with the values of the
      Service.

  • Respect
    • Treat all people with value and decency. Listen to the views of others and maintain open communication.

  • Fairness and Compassion
    • Deal with people fairly and in a manner that displays empathy and understanding.

  • Courage
    • Take a stand on issues of value and importance to oneself and the Service.

For more information about the Calgary Police Auxiliary Program please visit the Calgary Police Auxiliary Program website.​​