CPO12136 wrote:As far as I can tell, RCMP Aux are level 1 CPO's. However, they cannot go out by themselves and enforce the same way as a level 1 employed by different authorized employer. That is, they must be with a RCMP member to have those authorities.
Here in BC Aux have Full peace officer status while on duty but are limited by provincial policy. ( RCMP Auxiliary/Municipal Reserve policy )
I am guessing that AB Aux have similar appointment as CPO1 only limited by Provincial or RCMP policy.
After talking to some K Div Members it was brought to my attention that AB members qualify on shotguns, I don't think CPO2 do.
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CPO12136 wrote:CPO 2 may qualify for shotguns because as per Sol-Gen policy, the shotgun may only be used for Stray Animals Act, Animal Protection Act issues (i.e. putting down injured animals). CPO 2 can have these acts on their appointments (i.e. SPCA Investigators). Although if the SPCA PO's carry.
An SPCA investigator putting down an animal with a shotgun? Wouldn't that be sacrilege to them? LOL
CPO 1's go through a six week training program through the Sol Gen College in Edmonton. CPO 2's do not go to the Sol Gen College but are instead trained by their employer or through a private course (usually about 1 week long). CPO 1's must wear the grey uniform with the grey stripe on their pants. CPO 2's can wear the CPO 1 uniform if they choose, but don't have to. CPO 2's tend to be employed by municipalities who don't want their officers doing moving traffic enforcement (Canmore and Jasper are examples), by Alberta Health Services (until they send the person off to CPO 1 training) or by animal rescue groups (Edmonton Humane Society, etc.). The Alberta SPCA Peace Officers are Alberta Peace Officers (similar to Sheriffs and Corrections), not Community Peace Officers. However, they do go through the CPO training as I had one in my CPO training class. CPO 1's are required to pass the PARE/COPAT/A-PREP physical fitness test; CPO 2's do not.
Finally, RCMP Auxiliary members are not Community Peace Officers as far as I know.
s0258736 wrote:Finally, RCMP Auxiliary members are not Community Peace Officers as far as I know.
Their ID states: Community Peace Officer.
Right above the, Emoloyed by: RCMP
s0258736 wrote:Hmm I guess I learned something new today!
Haha, don't we all at times.
I still would like to know what their legal appointment is.
Restricted - I or II. Or some other CPO.
Our BC appointment reads like this:
The person identified by this card is an Auxiliary Constable appointed under the BC Police Act. Peace Officer authority is restricted to the performance of duties authorized by Commanding Officer, RCMP 'E' Division.
The word 'restricted' is somewhat open to imagination as it seems whatever the Chief 'feels like', we do.
Under BC Police Act,
Municipal Police Reserves are reffered to as: Municipal Constables.
RCMP Auxiliary as: Provincial Constables.
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