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Citizen on Patrol volunteers wanted

The Prince George RCMP is currently recruiting community minded individuals who are seeking volunteer opportunities with the detachment’s Community Policing Section.

The Citizens on Patrol volunteer group act as an observational support team to frontline officers.  At the direction of the RCMP, team members deter crime and promote safety by conducting vehicle and bike patrols looking for suspicious activities in public places, local parks, and neighbourhood streets.

Volunteers also use radar equipment to monitor compliance and enhance awareness of speed limits in the community, and they provide community awareness at public events.

“The Community Policing Section are looking for volunteers including retired & semi-retired individuals,” said Melissa Lang, assistant co-ordinator of the program.  “Volunteers take part in patrols and duties at all hours of the day, so whether you’re a night owl or a morning person, we are looking for you.”

Applicants must be 19 years of age or older, have a clean driving record and have completed the graduated licensing program.  They also must be able to pass a police information check (formerly known as a criminal record check), and be able to dedicate a couple shifts per month to help make a positive contribution to our community.  For an application package, please attend the Community Policing desk at the Prince George Detachment located at 455 Victoria Street.

For more information about the program or interview requests, contact Linda Parker at 250-561-3319.

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