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The Ontario Provincial Police auxiliary programme is the largest police volunteer programme in North America. The County of Wellington OPP Auxiliary Unit consists of 20 volunteer officers.
Auxiliary officers assist regular officers at major events and assist officers on patrol. Volunteer auxiliary officers undergo the regular training that full time OPP officers must complete each year, including mandatory firearms requalification.
Each officer is required to volunteer a minimum of 180 hours each year. This consists of 120 hours of either patrol time or time spent attending special events and an additional 60 hours of mandatory training.
The basic qualifications for becoming an auxiliary officer are:
If you are interested in becoming a member of the County of Wellington OPP Auxiliary Unit, more information and an application can be obtained from the OPP website.