RCMP Volunteers

For over 25 years, the RCMP Volunteer Program has helped to minimize the amount of crime occurring throughout our city by working work with the City of Vernon and North Okanagan Detachment of the RCMP.

RCMP Crime Prevention Volunteers

RCMP Crime Prevention Volunteers work with the City of Vernon and North Okanagan Detachment of the RCMP under the direction and supervision of the Community Safety Coordinator - Crime Prevention. The involvement of volunteers is a crucial way in which the RCMP engages the community to deliver a more effective policing service. They are extra eyes and ears for the Vernon/North Okanagan RCMP.

Initiatives that are part of the RCMP Crime Prevention Volunteer Program are Speed Watch, Lock Out Auto Crime, Cell Watch and the Marine Vessel Safety / Invasive Mussel Check. To learn more about these programs, click here.

Are you interested in volunteering as an RCMP Crime Prevention Volunteer?

To become an RCMP Crime Prevention Volunteer, applicants must:

  • be between the ages of 19 and 79 years of age
  • have no criminal record
  • pass a comprehensive security screening conducted by the RCMP
  • successfully complete the RCMP Crime Prevention Volunteer Training Program
  • Pass and hold RCMP Enhanced Reliability Status (security clearance).
  • Ability to maintain the security and confidentiality of any information you learn, through any manner as an RCMP Crime Prevention Volunteer.
  • Must wear and maintain the issued RCMP Crime Prevention Volunteer “kit” (jacket/shirt/ID Tag) while on duty.
  • Ability to remain calm and pleasant with public and staff.
  • Posses a valid BC Drivers License in good standing.

For more information check out the RCMP Crime Prevention Volunteer brochure.

RCMP Community Safety Office Volunteers

RCMP Community Safety Office Volunteers provide the public with Community Safety information, educational information on crime prevention programs, drug awareness, bullying, and community, personal and internet safety. They also complete a variety of administrative duties and take part in community events.

Are you interested in volunteering as an RCMP CSO Volunteer?

Volunteers with the CSO include retirees who want to stay connected to their community, or individuals who are looking to pursue a career in policing, administration or human services.

To become an RCMP CSO Volunteer applicants must:

  • Be 19 years or older at the time of application.
  • Commit to a minimum of one year of voluntary service, providing a minimum of 4 hours per week, and be able to attend all required training sessions and meetings.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License (required only if interested in programs that require the use of a vehicle)
  • Have and maintain a clean driving record for the past 5 years (required only if interested in programs that require the use of a vehicle)
  • Must not be under investigation by any police force.
  • Consent to a police information check and background reference check.
  • Take an Oath of Confidentiality, adhere to a Code of Ethics, and abide by CSO rules and regulations.
  • Ability to write and communicate well in the English language.
  • Able to obtain and maintain an RCMP Reliability Status