Lumby RCMP Volunteer Program
For over 6 years our Lumby RCMP Volunteer group has helped to minimize the amount of crime occurring throughout our community. RCMP Volunteers are extra “Eyes and Ears” for the Lumby Detachment of the RCMP. The program provides a valuable service to our community. They observe, record and report suspicious activities to our police officers.
Benefits from Participating as an RCMP Volunteer:
- Gain or expand your experience in the volunteer sector.
- Access to advanced training and conferences.
- Eligible for volunteer awards and recognition.
- Develop and expand personal experience.
- Increase knowledge of the RCMP.
- Personal satisfaction gained from providing service to your community.
This position will require a commitment of six hours per month totaling 72 hours per year. RCMP volunteers are also required to attend four 2 hour training sessions (quarterly meetings) per year. Total commitment is 80 hours.
Training and Support
- Training and support of Lumby RCMP Volunteer Program is provided by the Crime Prevention Coordinator with the assistance of the Captain of the Lumby Program, and Volunteer Trainers and the RCMP.
- The initial classroom training consists of 15 hours of core “Program duties” instruction.
- On-the-job training provided under the mentor system with an experienced RCMP Volunteer occurs over the first 6 shifts worked.
- Quarterly RCMP Volunteer training may also be provided by other agencies involved with our Program priorities.
Skills and Qualifications:
- Pass and hold RCMP Enhanced Reliability Status (security clearance).
- Ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Ability to maintain the security and confidentiality of any information you learn, through any manner as a RCMP volunteer.
- Well organized with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Must wear and maintain the issued Volunteer “kit” (jacket/shirt/ID Tag) while on duty.
- High awareness of quality and professionalism in your work.
- Knowledge and use of office equipment and computers.
- Knowledge of RCMP policies and procedures related to all RCMP Volunteer Programs.
- Ability to remain calm and pleasant with public and staff.
- Maintain a positive attitude towards volunteer work.
- Possess a valid BC Driver’s License in good standing.
- Be accountable for your actions.
There are a variety of programs associated with the Lumby RCMP Volunteer program. These programs are listed below.
The Speed Watch Program operates in support of ICBC and their Road Safety initiative. The program is operated by RCMP Volunteers throughout the Lumby Detachment area. The purpose of the program is to enhance the safety of our community. This is done by increasing the level of awareness surrounding the issues of unsafe speed and dangerous driving and reducing the incidents of speeding by reflecting drivers speed and reinforcing the speed limit in that zone. Trained RCMP Volunteers use digital speed reader boards and a radar unit and concentrate on areas where speeding is a major hazard. There will be occasions when our Speed Watch operatives work with the Rural RCMP Traffic section. These two-strike operations may land you a ticket should you choose to ignore the posted speed limit and the Speed Watch Operation.
Lock Out Auto Crime
The Lumby RCMP Volunteers are responsible to carry out the RCMP/ICBC initiative Lock Out Auto Crime Program. The RCMP Volunteers are out visibly checking vehicles in parking lots and completing a Crime Prevention Notice identifying key areas where drivers can improve the opportunity for a crime to take place. This program is designed to raise awareness and reduce crime through education and the patrollers’ presence in large parking areas throughout the Village of Lumby.
Working in teams, volunteers patrol selected areas and report suspicious activity to the police. In addition, volunteers participate in crime reduction activities and special initiatives.
How to Get Involved
This is a volunteer position working with the Village of Lumby and Lumby Detachment of the RCMP under the direction and supervision of the Crime Prevention Coordinator. The involvement of volunteers is a crucial way in which the RCMP engages the community to deliver a more effective policing service.
To be an RCMP Volunteer, applicants must:
• be between the ages of 19 and 79 years of age
• have no criminal record
• pass a comprehensive security screening conducted by the RCMP
• successfully complete the RCMP Volunteer Training Program
Are you interested in volunteering?
“The community are the police and the police are the community. The only difference being, the police are paid to give full time attention to something which is the responsibility of every citizen.” (Modern version)
Sir Robert Peel
“We are always looking for dedicated RCMP Volunteers. Come into Village Office to apply!”
For more information please contact:
Bylaw Enforcement Officer
Village of Lumby