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Information on Selected Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteers participate in Steveston Community Policing programs 
Steveston Community Police Office

Description

Do you have what it takes?

1. Are you a Canadian citizen?
2. Are you a resident of Richmond?
3. Are you between the ages of 19-84?
4. Do you possess good oral and written communication skills in English?
5. Are you able to meet the physical requirements of the desired program?

Commitments:
1. One year commitment to the program
2. Contribute eight hours per month
3. Complete basic initial training and participate in on-going training
4. Be placed on a six month probation period after basic training.

NOTE: All volunteer applicants will be required to complete a secondary application and attend a comprehensive interview 

Outreach Programs:

*Bike Patrol
The Bike Patrol program operates from May through October. Volunteers in pairs observe and report any suspicious activity and provide a visible community presence / deterrent.

*Lock Out Auto Crime
Volunteers patrol local parking lots performing vehicle security audits. On completion of each audit an information form is left on the vehicles notifying the driver of any changes they can make to target harden their vehicle.

*Speed Watch
Equipped with a radar and speed reader board, volunteers monitor traffic in school zones and busy road ways. This educational program raises the public awareness about driving habits and speed. Where appropriate, warning letters are sent to the registered owner(s) of the vehicle(s) in question.

Front Desk
The volunteers at the Community Police Station are responsible for providing a service to the public by taking complaints, answering general enquiries, performing switchboard duties and assist staff in office related duties. You must pass the probation period of six months before obtaining your Enhanced Reliability Security Clearance needed to work Front Desk.

Additional info: Benefits:
1. Meet people and learn new skills
2. Gain experience for a career in policing/law enforcement
3. Feel a sense of achievement in keeping your community safe


Requirements

Minimum age: 17


Schedule

Dates: 06/23/2017 - 06/23/2018

Frequency: Other


Address
4371 Moncton Street
Richmond BC

Contact Info
Manjit Virk
Email: mvirk@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 713-2328