Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia - Where History Meets Opportunity

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Auxiliary Program

We are currently accepting applications for this program.

Annapolis Royal Police Auxiliary

Being an Auxiliary member of the Annapolis Royal Police Service is a demanding and rewarding volunteer position. Opportunities exist to meet new people, share new experiences and contribute to the well-being of the community. There are many Auxiliary Members with years of service who can attest to the personal rewards they have experienced.

What is the Annapolis Royal Police Service Auxiliary Program?

Auxiliary Officers are part of a very dedicated and committed team of community volunteers who are trained both in the theoretical and practical applications of policing. Auxiliary Officers wear uniforms and are issued handcuffs, baton and OC Spray after the appropriate training required to carry such equipment.


The uniform will be similar to full time sworn members with the exception of no blue stripe on their pants; the word auxiliary will be next to any place police is shown on the uniform to show they are an Auxiliary officer. Auxiliary officer’s will not be allowed to carry a sidearm on duty.

A comprehensive training program prepares you for your interaction with the police and the community. If you are a successful candidate in our recruitment process, you will be appointed as an Auxiliary Officer. As an Auxiliary Officer you would be assigned to work with officers in the Community and receive ongoing training.

What are the duties of Auxiliary Officers?

 The primary duty of an Auxiliary officer is to perform police duties when accompanied and supervised by a Police Officer.
Some areas where Auxiliary Officers are often used are:

  • assist with Community Parades
  • assist with community response initiatives
  • perform proactive foot patrols
  • assist with crowd management and community initiatives
  • canvass and search with respect to missing persons
  • assist with large scale special events
  • renewal of Community Night Listing data
  • attend community events and promote positive interaction with the community and the police
  • assist divisions in crime prevention initiatives and kiosk information booths

The BASIC REQUIREMENTS for the position are as follows:

  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent resident of Canada
  • Be at least 19 years of age
  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Possess a valid First Aid CPR Certificate (or able to engage in a class within 6 month of hire)
  • Possess a valid Driver’s License (Unrestricted)
  • Must be capable of passing a complete medical and physical examination, if required
  • No Criminal Record
  • Be a good character.

Program Expectations:

  • Volunteer a minimum of 180 hours per year
  • Reside within 30 km of The Town of Annapolis Royal where possible
  • Complete all ongoing training as required

Volunteer Opportunities:

Recruitment is ongoing. Please monitor our website for current postings.

How to Apply:

Complete the attached auxiliary application form below and the consent records check form.
Once completed either email or deliver to our mailing address in person or by mail.

Auxiliary Officer Application 2020

Criminal Records Check Request

Application Process:

  • Initial Application (Submit the following as one package)
  • Auxiliary Constable Application form
  • Resume and Cover letter
  • 3 Professional letters of reference
  • Criminal Record check
  • Copy of Driver’s License
  • And, one other form of Government ID.
  • Aptitude Test
  • Panel Interview
  • Medical Exam (if required)
  • Background investigation

Require more information?

If you are interested in being an Auxiliary Police officer, or would like any further information, please contact the Annapolis Royal Police Service at 902-532-2427 between 9:00 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday to Friday or email us at

Ensure all enquires about the program or paperwork are for the attention of our auxiliary program coordinator-: Constable Theriault.

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