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Citizens on patrol needs help

The North Okanagan Citizens on Patrol is looking for volunteers to assist with this growing program.

Training for new volunteers will be held on April 11 and 12.

“The North Okanagan Citizens on Patrol program provides support to the communities of Armstrong, Enderby and Spallumcheen by assisting the police through patrolling the communities they serve,” said Warren Smith, rural programs coordinator for the Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP Safe Communities unit.

“The patrols assist in the deterrence of crime in the community by supporting community policing initiatives and acting as a second set of trained eyes and ears.”

Volunteer safety is of the utmost importance. Volunteers are required to complete an interview process and be able to maintain an enhanced security clearance. They must be a minimum of 19 years of age and are able to complete the training program.

“We highly encourage those community-minded people that are wishing to give back to their community, wanting to reduce crime in the North Okanagan, or pursuing a career in law enforcement and or social services to apply,” said Smith.

 

To apply or for more information, phone 250- 550-7843.

 

 

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