Citizens Patrol

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CITIZENS PATROL

West Kelowna Citizens Patrol is a community of fellow citizens who volunteer approximately five hours each month to help make the District of West Kelowna a better place for everyone to call home. We work together with the RCMP, ICBC, BC Emergency Services and the District of West Kelowna Emergency Services.

Citizen Patrol volunteers are observers and reporters only while on patrol on either day or evening shifts.  Patrol members are not expected, nor are they allowed to get directly involved if they observe an offence.  In no way would you put yourself into harm’s way… it is the responsibility of the police, fire and ambulance personnel to deal directly with the situation.  In addition, they are constantly on the watch for other community emergency situations such as traffic collisions, fires or citizens who may need assistance, to name just a few.  Speed Watch and stolen vehicle searches, on behalf of ICBC, are also duties that are performed by some patrol members.

The sole duty of patrol members is to observe and report via cell phone to their team leader and/or radio operator who will communicate the necessary information to the police or appropriate emergency service group. This may include the local fire department or ambulance service.

From time to time Patrol members may also be asked to assist with traffic control at community events or emergencies. The patrol members who participate in these activities receive additional safety and traffic control training.

For additional information about this program and others, please visit:

BC Crime Prevention Association Citizens Patrol network