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Auxliiary RCMP constable in Comox Valley recognized for community policing leadership

Auxiliary constable Cindy von Kampen with the Comox Valley RCMP has been awarded the Kenneth M. Lemckert Community Policing Award.

Presented Friday Friday at the annual Solicitor General Community Safety and Crime Prevention Awards, it recognizes an individual or community group that has provided exemplary leadership in the area of community policing.

Von Kampen has spearheaded many strategic crime prevention partnerships in Courtenay and has been the president of the Comox Valley Citizens on Patrol program since 2007. She manages a group of 58 volunteers who average more than 15,000 hours each year and she is responsible for overseeing the Speedwatch and Stolen Auto Recovery System program.

She also makes herself available to speak on topics such as bullying and staying safe, issues that directly involve seniors, fraud, counterfeit currency and shoplifting.

“I’m proud to see Cindy von Kampen honoured with this award," said Comox Valley MLA Don McRae. "Her commitment to making the Comox Valley a safer place for all families is a valuable contribution and a great example for all of us.”

The Solicitor General’s awards recognize excellence and leadership in crime prevention and community safety among children or youth, service clubs, media, businesses, local governments, community policing and individual, dedicated volunteers.

Award recipients are selected by the Provincial Safe Communities Working Group, which is comprised of representatives from government, police and community organizations.

— B.C. Government Caucus Communications

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