CKNW has learned Surrey is down 20 volunteer Constables since dramatic changes were made to the national program earlier this year.
In December Surrey had 87 auxiliary constables; that number has dropped to 67.
Auxiliary constables are specially trained volunteers who often ride along with law enforcement officers. They are unarmed, unpaid, and uniformed.
In January the national auxiliary constable program was gutted after one of their own was wounded in a shooting.
Executive Director of the Surrey Crime Prevention Society, Karen Sidhu, doesn’t think less volunteer cops will have an effect on public safety.
“The safety of these volunteers, their safety is first and foremost.”
The changes put an end to volunteers going on patrol with regular members and axed firearms familiarization training.
A parliamentary E-Petition to restore the program has almost 2,000 signatures.