Citizens on Patrol

Citizens on Patrol are a group of concerned citizens who volunteer their time to assist the RCMP in the fight against crime in the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows areas.

Volunteers of the program are responsible only for observing and reporting all activities or situations that appear to be of a criminal or suspicious nature. The program currently has over 60 active participants who volunteer four hours per month.

Volunteers have been responsible for a number of successes in terms of crime reduction. In partners, volunteers patrol the streets using both personal and marked vehicles while occasionally including brief foot patrols. When using their personal vehicles, volunteers act as additional "eyes and ears" for the police. Marked vehicles are used for the purpose of being visible crime deterrents.

Program participants have no direct contact with offenders. A VHF radio is supplied to each vehicle to allow suspicious activity to be reported to a base station and in turn to the local police. Volunteers also participate in ICBC's Stolen Auto Recovery Program. They use the CPIC web site to check suspicious plates and determine if they are stolen.

If your interested in this program or one of our other volunteer programs please contact Charlene Hargreaves our Volunteer Coordinator at 604 467-7644, and she can discuss with you which program that may work for you.

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