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.

Charitable Organization

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.


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 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.


To provide key deliverables through programs and education, in collaboration with Oceanside RCMP, ICBC and other partners, within the School District 69 area of the RDN and in the traditional territory of the Coast Salish Nations, home to the Snaw-Naw-As First Nation and the Qualicum First Nation.


Empowering Oceanside communities by offering effective programs that help reduce crime and keep people safe.


Integrity– we are trained, qualified volunteers who conduct ourselves in a professional manner

Diligence – we are people helping people by being action-oriented and responsive to requests

Community focused – we strive to make a positive difference in our communities

Inclusive – we desire our volunteers to reflect the communities we serve.

Caring – we provide services to citizens who are vulnerable and at risk.

News & Updates

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The OCSV Constitution and New By-Laws

The OCSV Constitution and New By-Laws

Please download and review our new documents. The OCSV Constitution New By-Laws