City seeks volunteers for community policing

WHITE ROCK – Volunteers are being sought for the city’s community policing program in an effort to take a more proactive approach to the issues of public safety and security.

According to a release on the city’s website, “White Rock embraces this model recognizing that the success of true community-based policing begins at the local level. Our people are the most valuable resource.”

With that in mind, White Rock RCMP are seeking individuals interested in becoming auxiliary constables, with roles including complementing regular members on patrol, performing community policing and crime prevention duties.

The positions are unpaid and on a volunteer basis. Auxiliary constables are given uniforms with shoulder badges also required.

To become an auxiliary constable, would-be volunteers must be a Canadian Citizen of good character, a mature and responsible attitude, be at least 19 years old and must have a valid driver’s licence in good standing, and a high school diploma or equivalent.

To sign up for the program and for more information, go to www.whiterockcity.ca.