The Dauphin Citizens on Patrol Program (COPP) is ready to hit the streets and start patrolling, and they'll be able to go further thanks to a donation from the Dauphin Co-op.

Co-op has been a big supporter of the COPP program since its inception, and yesterday they donated $1000 to help get the program going. Richard Ives, the program's organizer, says the money will go towards gas for their volunteers.

"We've got 12 trained volunteers, and we have three or four more in the midst of getting trained, so we're hoping to start our patrols in the middle of December."

Ives says anyone interested in the program is welcome to join, and they'll have another training session in January for new members. Anyone interested in joining can stop by Co-op and ask for Richard.