A Comox Valley Citizens On Patrol team is seen here making drivers aware of their speed in a residential neighbourhood. Photo supplied.

A Comox Valley Citizens On Patrol team is seen here making drivers aware of their speed in a residential neighbourhood. Photo supplied.

Comox Valley Citizens On Patrol still active in the community

COVID-19 has affected the Comox Valley community in many ways, including the activities of citizen action groups.

The Comox Valley Citizens on Patrol Society (COPS) is still active in local neighborhoods, acting as the extra eyes and ears for the RCMP, in order to help deter crime in our community.

“You may see our COPS van along roadsides monitoring speed, documenting distracted drivers, and observing activities in our local parks or high accident-prone sites,” said COPS secretary-treasurer Michele Jones in a press release. “We have been asked to monitor several streets with suspected speeding, including school zones and one area where a pet was hit by a car.

“Our members remain physically distant during our patrols, making sure that our volunteers stay safe but still enjoy our weekly duties.”

The Comox Valley Citizens on Patrol Society (COPS) has been contributing to the safety of the Comox Valley for over 25 years. The COPS do a variety of different things to keep crime down in the community.

COPS patrol from Fanny Bay to Oyster River documenting vehicles and watching for suspicious activity.

Anyone interested in becoming a member is asked to email cvcops@telus.net or call 250-897-1443. Applications are also available at the local detachment of the RCMP.

The 2021 annual general meeting will be held virtually on Jan. 17, 2021, at 4 p.m.

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