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COPP creates a buzz on Canada Day

Posted: July 4, 2019

COPP creates a buzz on Canada Day

ESP COPP Coordinator Detlef Hindemith with members
Ron Demski and Sam Samaroo 

The East St Paul Citizens on Patrol Program (ESP COPP) informational display on Canada Day was embraced by community members of all ages.  A variety of complimentary promotional items including children’s safety bracelets and maple leaf tattoos applied on the spot were greatly appreciated by all age groups.  

Safety and COPP program information was readily available and members answered questions from the community.  Residents completed applications on site after learning just how easy and beneficial it is to participate in this community crime prevention initiative.  A number of residents took the information home and are considering participating with their family or friends.  

COPP is looking for more volunteers to help keep our community safe!  If you are considering participating, here are some quick facts about the program:   
  • COPP members provide a visible presence patrolling the community by walking, bicycling or in a vehicle 

  • COPP member’s role is observational, documenting and reporting questionable activities to the RCMP

  • Only 2 - 3 hours per month is the suggested minimum time commitment 

  • Patrol anytime it fits your schedule, leave directly from your home  

  • Snowbirds, retirees welcome 

  • Recognized volunteer experience – especially for a law enforcement career, no special skills required 

  • Members will receive training on what activities to watch for and reporting procedures 

  • Vehicle reimbursement is available to offset fuel expenses 

For additional information contact the ESP COPP Coordinator, Detlef Hindemith at (204) 612-3465 or eastspcopp@gmail.com


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