RCMP volunteer opportunities
***Please note, at this time, we aren't accepting applications for volunteer programs.
We know from our experience that when people get involved, they become a potent force for dealing with local problems affecting the well-being and safety of our community. By simply being a good neighbour or volunteering with your local school, business, or neighbourhood association, you enhance our region's liveability and resistance to crime.
The Kelowna Regional RCMP provides opportunities for you to get involved by joining our team of RCMP volunteers. Nearly 200 RCMP volunteers in the Central Okanagan contribute more than 12,000 hours each year helping to make our communities safe. The following opportunities are available:
Dedicated RCMP volunteers assist police by patrolling designated areas to observe and report any suspected criminal activity. By being an extra set of trained "eyes and ears," the patrol can assist in the deterrence of crime in the community. The patrol is not designed to replace regular police patrols, but allow the police an opportunity to direct their focus on higher priority areas. For more information, contact Kevin MacDougall, Community Policing Coordinator, at 250-765-6355.
The community policing office reception volunteer is the first point of contact at a Kelowna RCMP community policing office. Reception volunteers are responsible for documenting complaints, concerns or problems received from the public in person or by telephone and provide information on existing crime prevention programs offered by the Kelowna RCMP.
RCMP volunteers assist with the speed watch program, which involves monitoring areas that have reported a speeding problem. Volunteers use portable radar and an electric sign to record speed information and report problem locations to the RCMP, ICBC and the City of Kelowna. To apply, call 250-470-0600.