Chilliwack Citizens on Patrol looking for volunteers

The Chilliwack Citizens on Patrol program is looking for volunteers.

The Chilliwack Citizens on Patrol program is looking for volunteers.

The self-described ‘extra eyes and ears’ of the local RCMP, CCOP has run for the last 17 years, keeping a watchful eye out for suspicious activities and people.

CCOP patrols in two-person teams in the evenings, which creates scheduling difficulties. It is difficult to fill every available shift if the volunteer pool is shallow. CCOP is constantly on the lookout for people 19 years and older who live or work in the area. Applicants must get a criminal-record check and complete a training program that includes crime prevention techniques, radio communications and observation skills.

The training is provided free of charge.

To learn more about the Citizens on Patrol Program, contact 604.393.3012 or drop by the Crime Prevention Services office at 45877 Wellington Avenue.

The office is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.