Background of St. Clements COPP program
- Established in south St. Clements in March 2004.
- The program has since expanded north to Highway 4 and a group is now active in Gull Lake.
- Interested in having the COPP program in your area? Let us know!
- COPP road signage is in the areas we patrol.
- Our members go on regular patrols and are trained to observe and report any suspicious activity or safety concerns.
- We bring displays and have members available to answer questions at public events like the RM Open House and Fire Hall Open House.
- Patrols are done in teams of two or more persons.
- Members wear a reflective vest and patrol cars are identified with COPP signs.
- Members are trained in observation skills through the provincial COPP program.
- Patrol teams carry cell phones
- The RCMP are notified at the beginning and end of each patrol.
- During the patrol anything that is suspicious or any emergency that is observed is reported to the RCMP. Members do not get involved directly in any confrontation.
- During a patrol, members also have the opportunity to talk with residents in their patrol area and learn of any concerns.
- All safety issues such as missing road signage is reported to the RM, who responds and has the situation corrected.
- Patrols last from two to three hours and are done at various times during the day or night.
- Each COPP group in the province has an RCMP or police liaison officer who assists them with information and advice regarding our activities.
- The liaison officer attends our meetings and also helps with training in observation skills.
If you are a residents of St. Clements, 18 years of age or older, and would like to consider volunteering for the RM of St. Clements COPP program, please contact:
Olga, COPP Coordinator
For Olga’s contact information or to volunteer for the COPP program please contact the RM at 204-482-3300 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.