Citizens On Patrol Expanding To Valley East

pics 324citizensonpatrolJohn and Linda Goddard have been members of the Capreol Citizens on Patrol since the program was launched as a pilot program in 2005. Citizens on Patrol is comprised of members of the community who volunteer their time patrolling the community in teams of two in a private vehicle with a mandate to detect suspicious, disruptive and criminal behaviour. Upon witnessing something unusual or suspicious, COP Volunteers will communicate the appropriate information via radio to the Police Service who will in turn deploy officers to the area to investigate the situation.

The Program works closely with Citizen Committees, which are already established throughout the City of Greater Sudbury, whose role is to assist the Police in setting priorities for problem solving and enforcement strategies within their communities.
As a result of the tremendous success of the pilot program in both Capreol and Nickel Centre, The Greater Sudbury Police Service has decided to hold a special recruitment drive to establish a branch of Citizens on Patrol in Valley East.  An information booth will be set up in the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre on Saturday, October 24, 2009 to recruit volunteers in the Valley East Area for the Citizen’s on Patrol Program. Anyone interested in volunteering for this very rewarding initiative is asked to stop by the booth any time between 10 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Application forms will be available at the information booth, and are also available at the Greater Sudbury Police Service Headquarters, satellite offices, Greater Sudbury Citizen Service Centres, or on-line at www.police.sudbury.on.ca.
Applicants must be a minimum of eighteen years old and pass a police background check.
If you are interested in learning more about the Program, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 675-9171, ext. 2335.