Oceanside Community Safety
Vancouver Island British Columbia
Oceanside Community Safety Volunteers (Oceanside CSV), is a group of public-spirited people who work in partnership with the ICBC, the City of Parksville, the Town of Qualicum Beach, the Oceanside RCMP, and the Regional District of Nanaimo to provide public safety and crime prevention information and/or programs to residents of the Oceanside area.
Each volunteer has a different reason, or combination of reasons, supporting their desire to volunteer their time, talent, and energy with the OCSV team. Our program attracts people from all walks of life such as retirees, professionals, trades people, parents, post-secondary students. Some use the experience and training gained to develop towards careers in law enforcement, emergency services and the military.
The core of Oceanside CSV’s contribution to the community consists of our programs. Go to the Volunteer Activities tab below for a complete list of what we provide.
Oceanside Community Safety Volunteers is a registered not-for-profit organization with BC Registry Services, Incorporation Number S-0035379, and a registered charity with Revenue Canada Agency, BN/Registration Number 867509176RR0001.
We are permitted to issue tax receipts for donations to our organization as per the guidelines of the Canada Revenue Agency.
Volunteers can participate in a variety of activities during their scheduled shift. Crime reduction and prevention activities are delivered by the volunteers.
Block Watch is a community driven program which brings neighbours together through increased communication between themselves and the police.
ONLINE CRIME REPORTING
An alternative way for you to report non-emergency crimes day and night without having to visit or call a detachment. The report you are submitting is reviewed and entered into the RCMP Records Management System by your local detachment. Your report is vital in assisting the RCMP with identifying crime trends in the community and deterring future crimes. An incident number will be included in a generated report that is emailed to you upon submission.
CRIME WATCH REPORTS
Crime Watch Reports for the Oceanside communities detailing general thefts, theft from auto, Break & Enter, Mischief to property and auto theft. Reports are uploaded for a 6-month period.
Oceanside Community Safety Volunteers, in collaboration with the Oceanside RCMP, is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and crime free community through programs and education.
Strengthening Oceanside communities by offering effective programs that reduce crime and keep people safe.
- Capable – we are volunteers who are trained, qualified and above reproach.
- Valuable – we are people helping people by doing what we say we will do.
- Community focused – we strive to make a positive difference everywhere we go.
- Inclusive – we desire our volunteers to reflect the communities we serve.
- Caring – we provide services to citizens who are vulnerable and at risk.