The Dauphin Citizens on Patrol Program (COPP) has been on the streets helping to keep our city safe.

Since mid-December, COPP has covered nearly 870 kilometers of road, driving around the City of Dauphin while keeping a close eye out for suspicious activities.

Richard Ives, the program's coordinator, tells us how the patrol program benefits the City.

"We just want to be the extra eyes and ears for the community and the RCMP. so anything that looks suspicious, if we come across a fire or anything that may be happening before anyone else reports it, we can be that first contact to get support for those folks at their time of need."

The program has eleven trained volunteers currently, and has another four undergoing training. The group is always looking for volunteers to help the cause, and more training is planned in March to increase the ranks to as many as 18 or more.

COPP will be at the Dauphin Kin Business Expo on April 22nd to inform the public about the work they do. For more information, or to volunteer, contact Richard Ives at 204-638-6003, Rodney Juba at 204-638-4946, or Frank Giesbrecht at the Dauphin RCMP detachment at 204-622-5050.  

CKDM would like to thank the volunteers of the Dauphin Citizens on Patrol Program (COPP) for patrolling our community....

Posted by 730 CKDM on Wednesday, February 22, 2023