Over 60 Auxiliary Constables were recognized for their valuable contributions to community safety and crime reduction. Dignitaries and special guests were in attendance including senior officers of the Surrey RCMP, Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner and city councillors.
“The quality of our Auxiliary Constable Program and the difference these individuals make in our communities is immeasurable,” says Surrey RCMP Officer-in-Charge Chief Superintendent Bill Fordy. “Auxiliary Constables are a valuable presence to our officers on the road and to any crime prevention activities we are involved in.”
“The Auxiliary Constable Program is an integral part of the city’s commitment to crime reduction and community safety,” says Hepner. “We are very fortunate to have such a diverse group of citizens who represent the community they serve. On behalf of the City of Surrey, I thank these outstanding volunteers for their tremendous dedication.”
In total, the Surrey RCMP’s Auxiliary Constables contributed over 23,000 volunteer hours in 2014. Two Auxiliary Constables volunteered over 700 hours and 10 volunteered over 500 hours.
The Auxiliary Constable Program in Surrey remains the largest in Canada. Auxiliary Constables are uniformed volunteers under the command of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. They participate in community policing activities in support of public safety and crime prevention.
For more information about the Auxiliary Constable Program including upcoming information recruiting sessions being held this month, visit the Surrey RCMP website.