The Community Safety Offices are proud to offer engravers to members of the general public, free of charge. Engraving valuables is a deterrent to burglars, increases your chance of getting items returned after theft and enables police to identify items as stolen which could lead to arrest.
Should a member of the public want to borrow an engraver, they need to be informed of the following:
Oceanside Community Safety has a program available to all persons who regularly take physician prescribed medications.
If First Reponders attend a residence with a patient unable to respond who will speak for them?
The KIT Program provides a person with the security of knowing that each day a volunteer of the Oceanside Community Safety will be telephoning to ensure their well being.
Children are our greatest resource!
Once you have passed the RCMP Criminal Record Check, you will be contacted and invited to attend a training session. This initial training will cover such topics as: overview of our organization, patrol record keeping procedures, overview of patrol kit contents, and patrol observation techniques.
Oceanside Community Safety's Traffic Watch consists of three separate programs, Cell Watch, Intersection Watch and Speed Watch.
For more information, please select the Traffic Watch category on our Contact Form.
What time of day do patrols go out?
Patrols can be scheduled either during the daytime or evening. It usually depends on the availability of volunteers and recommendations of the RCMP.
Are vehicles provided or do I have to use my own car?
Patrols are conducted in the volunteer's vehicle
With the high cost of gas, do I receive any financial compensation for doing patrols?
The driver of the patrol vehicle receives partial compensation for gas since the majority of patrols log upwards of 50 -100 km
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.