The Auxiliary Unit was formed in 1976 and has become an integral part of the Barrie Police Service. Our auxiliary members have shown their support and dedication to our service over the years, and have provided more than 10,000 hours of volunteer work.
Auxiliary members are selected on the basis of their ability to complete the training program and their availability for service throughout the year. Auxiliary members are required to dedicate a minimum of 12 hours of active duty a month plus in-service training, meetings and yearly requalification. Auxiliary officers do not carry firearms, but they are fully trained in the use of firearms and therefore must qualify annually.
Consideration for appointment to the Barrie Police Auxiliary Unit is restricted to those who reside in the City of Barrie and the surrounding area.
The Auxiliary Unit supports the regular police service in many ways, including:
- Patrol escorts
- Traffic control
- Crowd control
- Community-based policing
- Crime prevention initiatives
- R.I.D.E program assistance
- Emergency callouts
On duty, auxiliary members must:
Obey lawful orders implicitly
Dress and behave as a member of a disciplined organization
Conform to the rules and regulations of the Police Services Act and the Barrie Police Service
Members of the Auxiliary have no police authority/power and must rely on the same arrest provisions afforded regular citizens.
Auxiliary members are not issued firearm; they are fully trained in their use and must be capable of handling firearms in unusual or critical circumstances.
- Applicants must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada, pursuant to the Police Services Act, R.S.O.
- Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
- Must be of good moral character and habits.
- Must be willing to provide 12 hours per month voluntary service and required to attend all mandatory training sessions.
- Will be required to successfully complete a series of tests set by the Barrie Police Service.
- Must be certified to be in good health by a legally qualified medical practitioner; mentally and physically fit for duty (having met the fitness requirements) as an auxiliary constable.
- Vision, uncorrected, must not exceed 20/40, correctable to 20/20 with the aid of eyeglasses or contact lenses. There must be no red/green colour blindness.
- Must provide all information considered to be related to an appointment, including discharge papers in respect to any former service with a police service or the armed forces.
- Must reside in Barrie or the surrounding area.
- Must have an Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma, or equivalent. Note: Equivalency can be obtained through your local Board of Education.
- Must possess a valid full G class Ontario driver’s licence. Must not have accumulated more than 6 demerit points.
- Must possess the ability to speak, read, write the English language.
- Applications will not be accepted from persons who have been convicted of a criminal offence unless they have received a pardon. Convictions include the following dispositions:
- Pled guilty
- Found guilty
- Suspended sentence
- Conditional discharge
Auxiliary members do not receive any payment or remuneration.
Volunteering with YOUR community is rewarding!
How to Apply
Applicants must submit a complete application package, including all necessary documents (see below). Application packages that are submitted incomplete will not be processed.
- Cover letter and resume
- Copy of a valid First Aid /CPR Level ‘C’ Certificate
- Civilian Application Form (Original signed copy)
- Civilian Authorization for Release of Information Waiver (original signed copy)
Applicants can submit their complete application package and required forms by mail or hand-deliver to:
The Barrie Police Service
29 Sperling Drive
Barrie, ON L4M 6K9
Attention: Employment Unit
* Application packages are kept for a six month period **