The Auxiliary Police Program began in 1984 with the establishment of a 9 member uniformed force. The members came from all walks of life but had one thing in common; their willingness to provide invaluable volunteer service to their community.
The Victim Witness Volunteer Program has 10 to 15 volunteers who come from all walks of life and includes students, working adults, and retired people. Volunteers are recruited, screened, and trained as paraprofessionals to respond to crisis situations. They provide psychological first-aid and emotional support to victims and witnesses of crime and other traumatic incidents.
The program will consist of a group of dedicated volunteers who will work closely with members of the Fredericton Police Force to help prevent crime in our community. Volunteers will work with our crime analyst and members of the Fredericton Police Force to target high crime areas with additional civilian presence in hopes to identify suspicious persons or activity. Volunteers will patrol our community in pairs, notifying police of suspicious situations or crimes in progress. Other duties will include monitoring traffic complaints and reporting the documented information to the Traffic section. Volunteers will not be in a position of enforcement, or expected to interact directly.