The Community Police Station (CPS) program is a partnership between the Coquitlam RCMP and the cities of Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam. Each CPS provides its own unique programs and services but all four stations offers information on crime prevention and policing initiatives in their community.
CPS volunteers in Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam get hands-on experience in many facets of policing from writing reports, meeting the public, patrolling neigbourhoods and championing new initiatives.
On a daily basis, CPS staff and volunteers are involved in a wide range of important public safety-related activities, including;
- Bike and foot patrols to support crime prevention objectives like reducing auto theft and programs like ICBC's External link, opens in a new windowStolen Auto Recovery (SAR) program.
- Taking non-emergency police reports at CPSs for minor incidents such as lost and found property.
- Attending community events to do outreach and education and deliver public safety programs such as Child ID, in which trained CPS volunteers take children's fingerprints so that parents can include the prints in a package of information that could be used to definitively identify the child should the need arise.
- Spearheading new initiatives to address real public safety issues, like the Bait Locker program, which aims to reduce the incidence of theft from lockers at municipal recreation facilities by outfitting random lockers with alarms.
Volunteer with the CPS program
The Coquitlam RCMP CPS program is always interested in hearing from dedicated, enthusiastic citizens who want to get involved in creating safer, healthier more vibrant communities. If you meet the basic requirements below and want to find out more about how you can become a part of the team, please visit the links menu above for application forms and program contacts.
Interested in becoming a CPS volunteer? You must be:
- At least 16 yrs old.
- Willing and able to pass an RCMP security screening and suitability interview.
- Applicants under 19 yrs old must fill out and submit RCMP form 5272 with their application.
- Request a Volunteer Application form by email.
- Applications must be submitted in person.
- Please bring a piece of government-issued identification when submitting your application.