Citizens On Patrol (COP)


June 2/24 from Bicycle Registration and information 11:00am- 2:00pm in Canadian Tire parking lot.

June 4/24 Vehicle Theft Deterrence Event at the Dawson Mall. From 11:00am- 2:00pm

Let’s hope to get it more active for the future to but a stop the crime in the city. We started our first patrols Jan. 20/23.

Since we started our patrols and attendance at our monthly meeting we put in 349.5 volunteer hours. Drove 2566 km and recorded 39 incident’s and 5 those been reported to Police. Been a very good start for the first half of the year.

Dec. 1-31/23 Monthly Patrol Log

Total Hours: 45.5

# Kilometers: 458

# Incidents: 10


We would like to thank Paul from Software Emporium for the nice donation of a laptop to back-up our logs on for the patrols.


We are a dedicated group of volunteers serving the City of Dawson Creek. We are the “Eyes and Ears” for the Police and the communities we serve.

Our Mission Statement is “to improve community safety by training volunteers who partner with Police to accurately observe and report suspicious and or criminal activity.”

Dawson Creek Citizens on Patrol was formed in 1988 with a commitment to assist the Dawson Creek RCMP Detachment members to make our communities safe. Our organization currently dedicates their time to patrol the streets. In the non-patrol hours, we are dedicated to participating in other group events for the betterment of the communities we serve.

Are you interested in being an extra set of “eyes and ears” for your community? GREAT! We need you…

Dawson Creek Citizens on Patrol Program encourages dedicated community volunteers to be of assistance by observing possible criminal activity in designated areas. By being an extra set of ‘eyes and ears’ the Patrol is able to assist in the deterrence of crime in this community. The Patrol is not designed to replace the local police but allows police to direct their focus on other areas of potential crime and criminal activity.

To become a Citizen on Patrol Volunteer you must:

  • Be 19 years of age or older.
  • Be a resident of Dawson Creek.
  • Complete a Criminal Record and Enhanced Security Clearance Check.
  • Be a Team Player.
  • Successfully complete the training for Citizens on Patrol.
  • Please complete the Volunteer Application Form and drop it off at our local Detachment located at 1230 102 Ave Dawson Creek BC

DC RCMP Police info check


John Vetter 250-784-8382




Citizens on Patrol
“Citizens on Patrol combat 150% increase in theft from vehicles”
– Dawson Creek Daily News