Cit­i­zens on Pa­trol look­ing for new mem­bers

The Drumheller Mail - - AROUND TOWN - Terri Hux­ley The Drumheller Mail

The Drumheller Cit­i­zens on Pa trol (C OP) A sso­ci­a­tion asks for new mem­bers and dona tions f rom lo cal busi­nesses.

Start­ing in 2001, the pro­gram was im­ple­mented to as­sist the RCMP in mon­i­tor­ing sus­pi­cious ac tiv­ity in t he Drumheller area with the help of vol­un­teers.

The main pur­pose of the COP A sso­ci­a­tion is t o b e ac­tively on t he lo ok­out t o re­port sus­pi­cious ac tiv­ity t o t he RCMP with t he over­all obj ec­tive of main­tain­ing a safer com­mu­nity.

The C OP A sso­ci­a­tion as­sists in an a ttempt t o re­duce crime such as; mo­tor ve­hi­cle theft, break and en­ters, van­dal­ism, and dis­tracted and im­paired driv­ing.

They ha ve als o b ecome ac­tively in volved in sit ua­tions when p olice ar e needed like flo ods, emer - gency s et­tings and c om­mu­nity pro­grams.

All memb ers ar e on a vol­un­teer b asis and w ill not re­ceive re­mu­ner­a­tion.

In or der t o main tain growth w ithin t he C OP As­so­ci­a­tion, con­tri­bu­tions of $50.00 or mor e f or t he 2017 year will help sus­tain that incline.

If you or s ome­one you know is in ter­ested in j oin­ing t he Dr umheller C OP As­so­ci­a­tion, ple ase c on­tact Pr es­i­dent Gun­nar Mortensen a t 403-8239825.

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