The Patrols division is comprised of four platoons (A-D) of officers who work on a rotating schedule of 12-hour shifts. The shifts are staggered to provide more police presence during the busiest times of day.
Patrol officers (uniformed members) are responsible for responding to calls for service throughout the city and conducting some investigations. These officers also perform routine patrols in marked or unmarked police vehicles, or on foot patrol in the downtown core.
Patrol members are typically the first officers deployed in an emergency and are on the front lines of maintaining peace, order and safety in the community. They are engaged in active community policing and are responsible for liaising with schools both proactively and reactively, ongoing engagement with St. Mary’s First Nation and take the lead on traffic safety initiatives.
The Fredericton Police Force Auxiliary Program was launched in 1984 with just nine members. The program has grown steadily over the years, drawing members from all walks of life, and with one thing in common – their willingness to provide an invaluable volunteer service to their community.
Auxiliary members can be seen performing duties such as initial and emergency response to calls with regular members, traffic and crowd control, crime scene security and community policing initiatives, among other tasks.
Auxiliary Constables are sworn in as Peace Officers pursuant to the NB Police Act and have the powers and authority of a peace officer but only when accompanied by and under the supervision of a regular police officer. Auxiliary Officers wear a regular police uniform and are identified by Red Auxiliary Police Patches and badges. Auxiliary Officers do not carry firearms.
We are not currently accepting applications for the auxiliary program.
Integrated Community Services (The HUB)
The Integrated Community Services (ICS) Team, made up of uniformed officers and social workers is also embedded into Patrols. This group, often referred to as “The HUB”, perform a variety of functions that provide support to patrol officers and work in cooperation with community partners.
The Victim Witness team, comprised of full-time social workers and a group of civilian volunteers provide essential support to victims and witnesses of crime, including throughout the court process.