Reserve Constable Program
What is an APD Reserve Constable?
- A sworn, trained volunteer with "limited Peace Officer" status
- Serves the community through a variety of duties
- Works under direct or general supervision of a police officer
What is the Purpose of the Reserve Program?
- Strengthen relationship between police and community through educational training, community interaction and crime prevention
- Allows opportunity for citizens and students to work within the police department
- Assistance to the police department in various scenarios that may arise (e.g. natural disasters)
- Educating the public in matters relating to crime prevention
What Duties do Reserves Perform?
The primary focus of Abbotsford Police Reserve Constables is performing community policing and crime prevention duties. Reserves also perform Traffic duties, assist at special events, aid police officers in a variety of training capacities, partake in ride-alongs, and assist in other duties as required.
Successful candidates will be sworn in as Reserve Constables and will be required to complete the training outlined below. While completing the training, Reserves have the option of receiving University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) practicum credit in select programs.
- 100 hours of classroom studies including a midterm exam, final exam, and effective presentation
- Classroom topics include: criminal law, provincial statutes, Charter of Rights and Freedoms, police responsibilities, ethics and code of conduct
- Traffic control training
- Drill, dress and deportment