Citizens On Patrol (COP) is a group of dedicated citizens who participate in a community-based crime prevention program in co-operation with the local RCMP. It is part of a network of Citizens Patrols operating in communities of all sizes throughout Canada. Citizens on Patrol provide extra “eyes and ears” to assist local law enforcement in the deterrence of crime in the community through such means as vehicle patrols, foot patrols, speed and cell phone watches, and bicycle safety programs. The Citizens Patrol is not designed to replace police, but rather it allows the police to direct their focus to other areas of potential crime. The day to day operation of the Chase Citizens Patrol Program is directly supervised by the Chase RCMP working with the Program Directors.
Would you like to join our Chase COP Team? New members are always welcome!
Qualifications and Responsibilities:
- Must be 19 years of age or older
- Be a resident of the Chase Area or own or operate a business in Chase
- Be of good character
- Pass security screening required by the RCMP (Criminal Record Check)
- Satisfy the membership committee of your genuine commitment to the deterrence of unlawful activity in Chase
- Commit to giving a minimum of 4 hours of volunteer time each month in the COP activity of your choice
- Participate fully in all training sessions
- Follow all COP policies and procedures, including maintaining strict confidentiality
- Maintain a positive and respectful presence in the community
For furtjer information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinators or call the Chase RCMP detachment.
Joan 250-320-7472 or Linda 250-833-8304 or the Chase RCMP 250-679-3221
Normally, we meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Chase Creekside Seniors Centre, 542 Shuswap Ave, across from the Legion. Visitors are welcome at our meetings.