The purpose of the Auxiliary Constable program is to strengthen community and police partnerships by providing volunteers with the opportunity to perform authorized activities in support of strategies which address the causes of, or reduce the fear of, crime and disorder.
On September 18, six new Auxiliary Constables were formally welcomed during the RCMP Auxiliary Badge Presentation Ceremony at City Hall. The event was emceed by Constable Bradley LeForte, the Auxiliary Constable Program Coordinator who responsible for all applications as well as overseeing the training for all new Auxiliary Constable training classes. "They're the ultimate volunteer," said Bradley LeForte. "It was something I wanted to do in my home town, but the Cape Breton Regional Police didn't have this program, and the closest RCMP detachment was too far away to make it a workable option."
(Photo: Kristin Turnbull, Gino D'Appolonia, Caleb Sheppard, Corwin Smid, Mayor Cook, Staff Sergeant Brissard, Keith Jones, Glenn Ford, Robert Crosina, Michael Olson and Willy DeVuyust. Mouse over to see different photo.)