Known in the past as Citizens On Patrol, our Community Watch volunteer teams observe and report suspicious activities to the police.
This is a new initiative for our group. Patrols by bicycle are now being done in Parksville and Qualicum Beach.
Volunteers participate in foot patrols, park watch, ICBC campaigns and assist in many community events. Volunteers also respond when requested by RCMP and other agencies.
consist of two member volunteers who, on a four hour shift cover various areas in the District of Oceanside, looking for illegal activities.
Members do not get directly involved if an offense is witnessed, nor do they exit their vehicles unless directed by a police officer. IF they see something suspicious, they make a note of it in their patrol report and if appropriate contact the police to deal with it.
Our safety policy is to protect our members first, enabling people of all ages to participate.