Citizens on Patrol – Stratford are always looking for new members to join our efforts to keep the Town of Stratford, PEI safe for all of its residents. As our members work in conjunction with the local police service, they must meet and adhere to the following standards, requirements, and code of conduct as active members:
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Be of good character.
- Agree to abide by the rules, requirements, Code of Ethics or any other conditions set out by the local police service and/or the local C.O.P. Advisory Committee.
- Pass the security screening required by the local police service.
If you’re interested in becoming a member, please fill out the application form below and drop it off at the Maypoint Detachment.
Application Form (coming soon)
Requirements When on Patrol
Dress Code – Members are expected to maintain a suitable dress code while on patrol or while engaged in activities related to the program. Dress should be appropriate for the activity. To clarify, you need not wear a suit on patrol (nor would this be good surveillance), but you should not be wearing ripped jeans or cut-off shorts either. Dress that would be appropriate would be something worn that portrays a professional and respectable image.
Two Person Patrols – For the safety of the members of the Citizens on Patrol, members are always required to patrol in pairs. This will ensure good decision making and even make the patrol a little more entertaining!
Confidentiality – It is an offence within the Criminal Code of Canada to release to persons any unauthorized confidential information or information pertaining to police investigations that you may acquire as a member of the C.O.P. program. For your protection and personal security DO NOT release or discuss with others information that relates to members of the police service or C.O.P., confidential information acquired through the C.O.P. program, information relating to police investigations, details of the patrol, etc. If you’re not sure what you can talk about with others you should discuss this issue with the program coordinator who is a member of the RCMP.
If you have questions regarding membership, please contact us and we would be happy to answer your questions or meet you for coffee!