Citizen on Patrol volunteers act as extra “eyes and ears” for law enforcement in their communities. Volunteers primarily assist police to deter crime and improve safe driving habits.
Volunteers receive training, always patrol in pairs and do not take enforcement action, they only observe and report. Teams look for unusual activities at public places, including local parks, neighbourhood streets, and parking lots. Some communities have seen a reduction in criminal activities by as much as 20% as a result of active Citizens on Patrol groups.
There are several Citizens on Patrol programs in your community in need of volunteers, including Speed Watch and Stolen Auto Recovery.