Police partner with the community, taking a problem-solving pro-active approach that emphasizes the role of police as partners with the citizens of White Rock on issues of public safety and security.
White Rock Community Policing has a wide variety of volunteer programs that help with traffic control, crime prevention, and community safety.
Currently, there are over thirty committed volunteers who are involved in crime preventive initiatives. These volunteers play an integral role in the success of crime prevention in White Rock. Each year our dedicated volunteers contribute thousands of hours of their time to our community.
View the available program information
Bicycle Patrol: Volunteers patrol the city on bicycles in pairs to:
- Act as eyes and ears for the RCMP,
- Deter crime by being a visible presence, and
- Do public relations for community policing;
Block Watch provides home security information, personal safety information and newsletters and information on how to report suspicious activities to the police.
- Volunteers maintain a property reference manual with a current list of all businesses which includes emergency contact information
- Community Policing Office provides security information to businesses on
request on such topics as robbery, shoplifting and general security
Community on Patrol: Volunteers patrol the city in a marked van in pairs to:
- Act as eyes and ears for the RCMP
- Deter crime by being a visible presence
- Do public relations for community policing
Fraud Smart: An anti-fraud education program presented in the form of workshops held at the White Rock Community Centre or presented to community groups by request.
Home Security Check:
- Security trained volunteers visit homes and multi-housing buildings to access security risks and make recommendations to improve home security.
- Security talks available for groups upon request.
Lock Out Auto:
- Volunteers attempt to reduce the theft of and from auto by providing registered owners of vehicles with information that may assist them in making their vehicles more secure and less of a target for would be thieves.
- Volunteers conduct an audit of selected parking lots and leave a crime prevention ticket on each vehicle.
Mature Driver's Program: A practical two-hour workshop facilitated by senior volunteers and designed for mature drivers. Drivers can assess their driving skills and habits plus update their knowledge of vehicle safety features and road regulations.
Office Administration: Volunteers perform various administrative support duties in the community policing office.
Special Events: Volunteers act as special ambassadors for the City and eyes and ears for the police during special events. Duties may include providing direction and information to the public and conducting patrols.
Events may include charity functions, concerts, The Torch Light Parade, Tour de White Rock or any other event that attracts a large gathering of people.
Speed Watch: A driver education program where volunteers set up the community policing van at designated locations around the city.
The speed of traffic is checked with a radar and warning letters are sent to owners of vehicles that were exceeding the speed limit by 20 km/h or more.
Stolen Auto Recovery:
- Volunteers patrol the community checking for stolen vehicles.
- Stolen vehicle license plates are updated daily into a computer which volunteers then use to query vehicle plates. When a stolen vehicle is located the police are contacted.
Stop Watch: Volunteers monitor stop sign controlled intersections in the City of White Rock.
The Registered Owner of vehicles where drivers fail to stop is sent a warning letter reminding he/she of their obligations under the motor vehicle act.
Community Policing Programs:
Detachment Open House
The Community Policing Victim Assistance Office opens its doors to the public on an annual basis. The public are invited to tour the Community Policing Offices and try their skills at various crime prevention activities in order to learn more about the programs we offer.
Bike Safety Program
Volunteers are available to instruct children on bike safety and put them through The Ride Right Bike Safety Course which includes:
- Helmet safety: Fit and how helmets should be done up
- Rules of the road: Teaching riding concepts and hand signaling
- Bike course: Children navigate a bike course with the aid of 10 large colourful props that simulate potential road hazards
- Instructors evaluates each child individually.
Volunteer Applicant Requirements
If you are interested in volunteering, contact the White Rock Community Policing Program Coordinator to see if we are currently taking applications at 778-545-4800.
- 19 years of age or older
- Able to obtain and maintain RCMP clearance
- Willing to contribute 100 hours of their time per year as a volunteer
View the RCMP Volunteer Application (PDF). To be accepted as an RCMP volunteer you must first pass an initial interview and a basic Criminal Record Check. Following this process volunteers must successfully complete an in depth RCMP security screening.