Dawson Creek RCMP are pairing with Dawson Creek Citizens on Patrol – and are looking for new and returning faces.
The group has been ramping up meetings with the attempt to bring in more volunteers to the fold and have more of a presence in Dawson Creek.
In addition to RCMP officers, Art Seidel was on hand to bring some history and context from the South Peace Crime Association perspective to a Wednesday Dec 14 meeting held at KPAC.
“The South Peace Crime Association provides liability insurance to groups working with us,” adds COP lead and former RCMP member John Vetter.
Citizens on Patrol is looking for a patrol coordinator to start getting some scheduled feet on the ground.
“It’s time to get the community on board. We have been in operation for 30 plus years,” says Vetter.
Cst. Jeremiah Budd said it was important for COP and RCMP to work together – and build relationships with officers on duty.
“Number of volunteers are less important compared to time put in,” adds Budd. COP and the local RCMP are looking for a new cell phone number for immediate contact ability with the detachment.
The group's next meeting will be January 11 – and will be held at the RCMP detachment.
The group will also be Christmas wrapping presents from Dec 17 to 24 at the Dawson Creek Mall – and are looking for volunteers.
For more information and contact information - see. https://southpeacecrimeprevention.ca/citizens-on-patrol/