The first Auxiliary Unit was initiated in 1991 with officers graduating in May 1992. This was under the supervision of Inspector Pope. The unit consisted of 12 officers.
The second group of officers was much larger, with 23 officers graduated in 1993. Training was held twice a week for six months and covered numerous topics including the Liquor License Act, Trespass to Property Act, grounds for arrest, and indictable and summary conviction offences. Officers took part in weekly drill training and as part of their graduation did a march past and inspection.
The Police Auxiliary participated in mall displays with crime prevention, winter fairs, Police Law and Youth events, spot checks, carnivals, the Santa Claus Parade, Canada Day festivities, the Easter Seals Telethon, Remembrance Day Parade, the Garlic Festival, and later the Relay for life event, jail and bail fundraisers for schools, and the Easter Seals Christmas Telethon.
In 1995, the Police Auxiliary had their first annual Mess dinner. It consisted of a march past, inspection, and presentations of awards, including the Larry Kilby Award going to the officer who had volunteered the most that year.
In 1995, the O.P.P. Auxiliary celebrated their 35th Anniversary. Auxiliary from across the province attended for this event. The Sudbury Regional Police Auxiliary provided security for the event, which was held at Laurentian University. Almost every other year, the Police Service accepts and reviews applications for new auxiliary members.
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