The Comox Valley Citizens on Patrol van can be seen throughout the Comox Valley. Photo submitted

Comox Valley Citizens on Patrol celebrates 25 years of service

Comox Valley Citizens on Patrol Society (COPS) just celebrated its 25th year in the Comox Valley. The group works with the RCMP to help to deter crime in the community.

“We have an amazing core of volunteers, some of which have been with the COPS for 25 years,” spokesperson Michele Jones said in an email. “That says a lot about the type of commitment our volunteers have. We want to thank each and every member for the time they have contributed to the safety of our community.”

The COPS do a variety of different things to keep crime down inthe Comox Valley. COPS patrol from Fanny Bay to Oyster River documenting vehicles and watching for suspicious activity.

“You may not see us, or know we are there, but we are,” said Jones. “We have a dedicated base of volunteers that are passionate about keeping your property safe. We are also involved with Speed Watch and Cell Watch. In 2019, we observed 320 vehicles exceeding the speed limit and 2,075 distracted drivers at various locations within the Valley. “

Comox Valley Citizens on Patrol Society helped combat crime in the Comox Valley area with our members volunteering their spare time of at least two shifts a month for about three hours per shift.

These volunteers help the local RCMP to find people who are lost, help to find vehicles that are of interest to the RCMP, and generally look out for the safety of your neighborhood by being the extra eyes and ears for the RCMP.

COPS is always looking for volunteers. For more information, email cvcops@telus.net or call 250-897-1443.

Applications are also available at the local detachment of the RCMP.

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