New auxiliary recruits join Durham Police after Oshawa graduation ceremony
Published October 6, 2021 at 3:12 pm
Durham Region police added 20 new recruits to its volunteer Auxiliary division.
The new graduates, who faced several obstacles in their training due to the COVID-19 pandemic and changing public health orders. join 70 auxiliary members already on the job. This 90-strong division logs 20,000 hours worth of volunteer work and attends 200 events each year across the region.
To join the DRPS auxiliary, all recruits have to pass basic training, including the use of firearms, pepper spray and use of force training.
The new members will work with officers on patrols, canvassing, search and rescues and RIDE programs, among others.