Citizens Patrol –
Citizens Patrol volunteers are trained to look for suspicious or criminal activity in a safe and non-confrontational manner. They travel throughout the neighbourhood on foot, observing and listening to the public. Our patrol teams are easily identifiable by their orange jackets and/or blue vests.
Community concerns are reported to the Community Policing Centre. Potentially serious situations are also reported to the VPD so immediate concerns can be addressed and longer-term trends can be identified.
Citizens Patrol activities include:
- distributing crime-prevention information
- answering community questions
- locating abandoned and stolen vehicles
- reporting suspicious activities, crimes in progress and quality of life concerns