The Timmins Police Service is looking a few good men – or women – to join its auxiliary unit.

Communications co-ordinator Marc Depatie says the ten-person complement is down by three right now, so recruitment is on.

An auxiliary officer gets involved in all kinds of police work and activities.  Depatie says it can be considered a regular officer’s third arm.

 “A second set of eyes, a second set of hands, they’re a valuable resource and we’re looking for the right type of person and persons who are considering perhaps a career in policing,” says Depatie. “This is a good place to start the ball rolling, to find out if this is really a genuinely good fit for that person.”

There’s no pay for being a member of the auxiliary unit.  Depatie says instead, it’s considered a valuable experience, contributing to the safety of the community.

 “Any efforts that are very positive in terms of service with the auxiliary unit are taken note of and if that person should be seeking to pursue a career in policing, a solid recommendation from the auxiliary unit supervisor goes a long, long way.”

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