Latest COP Groups
At present Saskatchewan does not have a Provincial Citizens on Patrol Association. Hopefully this will change in the near future.
As of May 2016, there are 71 active Citizens On Patrol groups in Alberta. This is an increase of 16 new C.O.P. groups in the past year. As well, there are 7 more communities who have expressed an interest in organizing a C.O.P. program. Since January 2016, over 100 people have joined ACOPA.
Kingston County West COP participated at the Kingston RCMP Detachment today as they were celebrating Police Week. Kelli Gaudet, the RCMP member who is in community policing said we were the first group to volunteer to assist her with this project. We did a booth outside with COP and COP Off Roa
The Manitoba Citizens on Patrol Program (COPP) began its operations in 1991, forming partnerships between local law enforcements, Manitoba Justice and citizen groups desiring to make their communities a safer place.
Saluting Our Volunteers
It always looked like a bureaucratic overreaction, a solution in search of a problem.
When the RCMP yanked its auxiliary officers away from the sharp end of policing this year, pulling them so far out of harm’s way that it took the edge off the job, it was a top-down decision made without input from the volunteers themselves or the communities they served.
So now, after considerable backlash, Mountie headquarters in Ottawa is taking another look. The force is asking municipalities for their opinion on three options for the auxiliary program, one of which would let them go back to doing much of what they did before.
That pleases Langford Mayor Stew Young. It was galling to have Ottawa tell longtime volunteers in the West Shore that they were no longer qualified or needed to do a job that many had been doing with pride for 20 years.
Bruderheim and Lamont, AB- On Tuesday October 4th, 2016
the Heartland Citizens on Patrol (C.O.P.) in conjunction with the RCMP took part in an educational campaign in the Town of Bruderheim and the Town of Lamont. This campaign was to remind vehicle owners to lock their vehicle doors and to keep valuables that are left inside their vehicle out of sight. The goal of the campaign was to reduce the number of thefts from parked vehicles by eliminating crimes of opportunity. The campaign lasted a couple hours during which time the Heartland C.O.P. issued 141 educational tickets by observing parked vehicles on the streets and in the parking lots. Lock it or Lose Educational Tickets were placed under the windshield wipers which indicated various ways that the vehicle owner could eliminate theft from their vehicle. The Results of the Lock it or Lose it campaigns are as follows: