Additional Eyes and Ears for the RCMP
The Morinville Citizens on Patrol (C.O.P.) Program originated when the Community Policing Advisory Committee (C.P.A.C.) expressed an interest in forming a partnership with the RCMP to address the problems in the community with regards to break and enters, vandalism, impaired drivers, and young offenders.
Since 1994 this group has continually served the citizens by working in partnership with the RCMP and the community, providing eyes and ears for Morinville.
The Citizens on Patrol are an active group of volunteers that work in cooperation with the RCMP. We go out into our community and report any suspicious activity or note suspicious persons or vehicles in the area.
The Morinville Citizens On Patrol Association is a member of A.C.O.P.A. - the Alberta Citizens On Patrol Association.
A volunteer team of two members, using its own vehicle, on foot, or even on bicycle patrols the Town and reports any unusual or suspicious activity to the RCMP officers on duty.
When necessary, immediate contact and assistance is available from the RCMP officer situated closest to the volunteers.
The patrol shifts are flexible. Each member determines the time and duration of their individual patrols. The key times for patrols are between 9 PM and 3 AM. An active member is expected to dedicate a minimum of approx. 1 patrol per month plus meeting duties.
Volunteer a few hours each month. Join us in making Morinville a better place to live and work.
An open letter from Staff Sergeant Mac Richards, NCO In Charge, Morinville RCMP about the importance of citizen involvement in volunteer programs including Citizens On Patrol.
You can download an application/brochure from the Forms page or pick one up at the Morinville RCMP detachment at 10512 - 101 Ave, Morinville, Alberta. Applicants must also complete a criminal record check form in person at the RCMP Detachment. There is no cost because we are a volunteer group.