Community & Crime Prevention Programs

Coquitlam RCMP's community and crime prevention programs are based on the belief that police can only be effective when engaged, informed citizens get involved in the safety of their homes, businesses and neighbourhoods.  Volunteering with the Coquitlam RCMP is a great way to:

  • Get connected to your neighbours and your neighbourhood.
  • Meet new people from diverse backgrounds and build a stronger social and professional network.
  • Gain skills and experience that will make your job and post secondary education applications stand out.
  • Put your unique skills and abilities to work supporting your local police.
  • Learn about crime and safety in your community and what you can do to keep your family, friends and property safe.

So whether you are a young adult considering a career in law enforcement; a retiree looking for a way to use your skills and experience to give back to your community; a recent immigrant wanting to meet new people and get to know your new home; or just someone who wants to help the police create safer, healthier neighbourhoods the Coquitlam RCMP has volunteer opportunities that will help you reach your goals while supporting the police working to reduce crime and enhance public safety.

Follow the links below to find out more about how each of our programs and how you can get involved.

  • Auxiliary Constables are highly-trained, uniformed, sworn "peace officers" that perform community-policing functions like attending community events, public safety outreach and education, conducting crime prevention patrols and supporting police operations.
  • The Block Watch program is all about building safe communities one neighbourhood at a time. Participants watch out for each others' homes, share information and set up systems to help them report suspicious and criminal activity to each other and to police.
  • Citizens' Crime Watch is a group of dedicated individuals who serve as extra eyes and ears for the police in the community.
  • The Community Police Station (CPS) program is a partnership between the Coquitlam RCMP and the cities of Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam that strengthens the relationship between police and the citizens they serve.
  • Tri-Cities Speed Watch is a partnership between Coquitlam RCMP, ICBC and our communities that aims to reduce the incidence of speeding and speed-related collisions by making drivers more aware of their driving habits in real-time.
  • Victim Services Unit (VSU) staff and volunteers work together to provide community outreach and education as well as on-scene crisis response and ongoing support to victims and witnesses of crime or other traumatic events that occur in our service area.