NEWS RELEASE · 16th November 2011
In October, Terrace RCMP hosted an awards and appreciation night for the Terrace RCMP Auxiliary Constables.
In May of this year the Terrace RCMP ran an auxiliary training program. This involved 140 hours of volunteer time for the necessary training. This covered community policing, law, police responsibilities, other various aspects of policing, and self defence, including being pepper sprayed. This was taught by the Terrace RCMP police officers.
Congratulations to Shelly Ullery, Andrew Cooper, Jaryd Kurisu, and Amanda Wunderlick for completing their training successfully.
Aux/Cst Troy Mallette, Aux/Cst Deidre Good, Aux/Cst Dwayne Sheppard, and Aux/Cst Lucas Krawczuk received their 5 yr pin and certificates for their dedication to the program.
Aux/Cst Kim MacDougall and Aux/Cst Shawn Olson were recognized for 9 years of dedication to the program.
Aux/Cst Debbie Simons received her 20 yr pin and certificate for her dedication to the program.
Auxiliary Constables are volunteers whose primary purpose is to participate in community policing service activities relating to public safety and crime prevention, on an unarmed basis, under the direct supervision of a police officer, or under the general supervision of the detachment. They committ to 160 hrs of volunteer time per year.
The purpose of the British Columbia’s Auxiliary program is to strengthen community and police partnerships by providing an opportunity for citizen volunteers to perform authorized activities in support of strategies to address the causes of, or reduce the fear of, crime and disorder.
If you are interested in joining the Terrace RCMP Auxiliary program contact Cst. Angela Rabut at (250)638-7400.
Comment by Janice P. Robinson on 16th November 2011
I am impressed. Congratulations to everyone, especially Aux/Cst. Debbie Simons. When I was young, I wanted to be a police officer. At the time, I was told I was too short. I managed to contribute, yet still feel a little envious when I see women who have earned the priviledge of wearing an RCMP uniform. Now, I just support the cause in my warped and humble ways....just like every other good person. Twenty years is a lifestyle, and what an experience it must be to work alongside a constant stream of young people who have made a genuine commitment.