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Lumby RCMP looking for volunteers

The Lumby RCMP are looking for some individuals who want to make a difference and help keep their community safe. 

They want community minded volunteers to assist with its new Citizens on Patrol program and will be holding an information session at 7 p.m. on Wednesday January 22 at the Lumby Community Centre at 2250 Shields Avenue. 

The Citizens on Patrol program is a group of people who assist the Police by patrolling their community and reporting any suspicious activity to the police.

The patrols help to deter crime in the areas they patrol and are part of the community policing initiatives. 

Volunteers are trained to report suspicious activity only, they are extra eyes and ears in the community, and do not 'fight crimes' themselves.

The program will be under the direction of Warren Smith the Rural Programs Coordinator with the Vernon/ North Okanagan RCMP Safe Communities Unit as well as the Lumby RCMP.

Volunteers are required to complete an interview process, be able to obtain an enhanced security clearance.

Applicants must be a minimum of 19 years of age and they should live in the general area.

Volunteer safety is one of the many aspects that you as volunteers will learn during the eight hour training program.

North Okanagan RCMP say they highly encourage those community minded people that have some time to give and are wishing to give back to their community, by helping to reduce crime in the Lumby and Cherryville areas to apply.

For those considering a career in the field of law enforcement and/or social services this opportunity may also assist you in making that decision.

If you would like more information or would like to register for the session please contact Warren Smith at 250 550-7843, or speak to Cpl PROCE at the Lumby RCMP Detachment.

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