The Brantford Police Service Citizens on Patrol (COP) program is recruiting community members who want to get involved to help make a positive difference in their community.
Citizen on Patrol volunteers are goodwill ambassadors whose main purpose is to observe and report any suspicious behaviour. By promoting community safety, the Citizens on Patrol volunteers provide a visible presence while fostering partnerships with police, local businesses, and residents to identify and expand opportunities to deter criminal activity and reduce crime.
Volunteers will receive comprehensive training provided by officers of the Brantford Police Service and will be provided a uniform to wear while on patrol.
Activities include vehicle patrols, foot patrols, and attending public events to represent the unit and promote community involvement.
The mission of the COP Unit is to be non-intrusive, trained civilian eyes and ears of the Brantford Police Service to contribute to the overall safety and wellness of Brantford.
This program does not promote, require, or ask for any involvement of members in the apprehension of criminals. The sole purpose of this unit is strictly to observe and report suspicious behaviour.
We are looking for mature, community-minded adults who represent a wide-range of ages, occupations, and reason for participating. Security checks will be completed before selection of the participants and valid photo identification is also required.
Members from the community are invited to submit applications to join this volunteer program. More information about the program and online applications can be found at www.bpscitizensonpatrol.ca