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Hindemith ESP's new COPP Coordinator

Posted: April 4, 2019

Hindemith ESP's new COPP Coordinator

The RM of East St. Paul is proud to announce that Detlef Hindemith is the municipality's new Citizens on Patrol Program (COPP) Coordinator.
Hindemith is a Director on Manitoba COPP and has eight years experience as a municipal coordinator.  He was awarded the prestigious COPP Member Outstanding Service Award last year in recognition of his commitment to community safety and outstanding leadership.
He is currently chairperson for two standing committees and facilitates as a Certified Trainer for new COPP members throughout the province.
He said he's looking forward to making East St. Paul's COPP program a success.
"I'm an advocate for safer communities and a victim of property crime myself, so I believe every community should have an active citizen crime prevention program in place," Hindemith said.
"Through the COPP network, I had an association with the East St. Paul group and I look forward to working with the members and community to strengthen the program."
Councillor Brian Duval, who chairs the COPP committee, said having a COPP program in place is important and will help keep East St. Paul neighborhoods safe.
"I welcome Detlef to the East St. Paul COPP program.  He has proven experience as a coordinator and brings an enthusiasm to the position that will benefit us all," Duval said.
Hindemith said his first priority as coordinator will be to recruit volunteer members.  Volunteers patrol the community by vehicle, walking or biking and wear reflective yellow vests with the COPP logo on them and if driving, the blue lettered logo is placed on their vehicle so they are identifiable.
COPP members' role is to observe, document and report suspicious activity to the RCMP - they never become personally involved or physically engaged.
If you are interested in joining the East St. Paul COPP team, contact Hindemith at (204) 612-3465 or by email at eastspcopp@gmail.com.

Picture:  New COPP Coordinator Detlef Hindemith with Councillor Brian Duval.



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