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Royal Canadian Mounted Police Auxiliary Regulations

made under Section 25 of the

Emergency Management Act

S.N.S. 1990, c. 8

O.I.C. 74-696 (June 25, 1974), N.S. Reg. 133/74

as amended by O.I.C. 75-385 (April 8, 1975), N.S. Reg. 149/75


1     In these regulations


                (a)    “Provincial Police Force” means the Royal Canadian Mounted Police while carrying out duties under agreement entered into by the Governor in Council;


                (b)    “Senior Police Authority” means the Commanding Officer, “H” Division of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.


2     A Provincial police auxiliary force to be known as the “Royal Canadian Mounted Police Auxiliary” may be organized and operated under the direction and command of the Senior Police Authority.


3     Incidental expenses incurred during training and uniform costs shall be paid by the Director of Emergency Measures (Nova Scotia).

[Note: Effective December 20, 2005, amendments to the Emergency Measures Act and the Public Service Act, R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 376, made by S.N.S. 2005, c. 48, change the title of the Emergency Measures Act, establish the Emergency Management Office and provide that the Office be headed by a CEO. Effective April 19, 2011, the Emergency Management Office is abolished and responsibility for emergency management transferred to the Department of Justice and the Minister of Justice by Order in Council 2011-147 under the Public Service Act, R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 376. Effective April 1, 2014, responsibility for emergency management is transferred to the Department of Municipal Affairs and the Minister of Municipal Affairs by Order in Council 2014-71 under the Public Service Act.]


4     The strength of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Auxiliary shall not exceed the number of uniformed Royal Canadian Mounted Police members in the Province.


5     The provisions of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, Chapter R-9, of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1970, and amendments thereto, and the rules, regulations and orders made pursuant thereto, shall apply mutatis mutandis to every member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Auxiliary.


6     The procedures and standards for enlistment in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Auxiliary shall be as prescribed by the Senior Police Authority.


7     When a state of emergency exists, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Auxiliary shall become part of the Nova Scotia Emergency Police Service pursuant to Regulations Respecting Police Services made pursuant to the EMO (NS) Act which were approved by Order in Council 69-426 dated the 6th day of May, 1969.

[Note: Effective April 29, 1994, the regulations referred to in this Section are repealed by O.I.C. 94-507, N.S. Reg. 104/94.]


8     A Federal/Provincial Agreement for Workmen’s Compensation exists to cover all EMO (NS) volunteer workers. To provide this coverage for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Auxiliary, all members will be enrolled as EMO (NS) volunteer workers.


9     While under the supervision of a regular member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, an auxiliary member will have the powers of a peace officer during in-service training and when a state of emergency exists.

Section 9 added: O.I.C. 75-385, N.S. Reg. 149/75.