Volunteer in Community Police Stations

Community Police Station (CPS) volunteers in Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam get hands-on experience in many facets of policing from writing reports and meeting the public to patrolling neigbourhoods and championing new initiatives.

The CPS program is a partnership between the Coquitlam Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the cities of Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam. CPS volunteers are on the front lines of public safety working from the four Community Police Stations in Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam as well as out in the community at events and on patrol.

Each Community Police Station is a unique operation that offers its own unique slate of programs and services but every CPS offers information on crime prevention and policing initiatives in their community.

Volunteer Activities

On a daily basis, CPS staff and volunteers are involved in a wide range of important public safety-related activities, including:

  • Bike and foot patrols to support crime prevention objectives like reducing auto theft and programs like the Vancouver Police Department’s (VPD) and Stolen Auto Recovery (SAR) program
  • Taking non-emergency police reports at CPSs for minor incidents such as lost and found property
  • Attending community events to do outreach and education and deliver public safety programs
  • Spearheading new initiatives to address real public safety issues
  • Speed Watch where volunteers attend a predesignated location to monitor and track speeders. Warning letters are sent to those whom are caught speeding
  • Citizen’s Crime Watch where volunteers do vehicle patrols in hot spots, looking for auto theft, suspicious behavior
  • Distracted driving (Cell Watch) checks, looking for people driving while holding electronic devices

Apply Now

The Coquitlam RCMP CPS program is always interested in hearing from dedicated, enthusiastic citizens who want to get involved in creating safer, healthier more vibrant communities. If you meet the basic requirements on this page and want to find out more about how you can join the team, please visit the Coquitlam RCMP Community Policing Volunteer page and submit the volunteer application form (PDF).

Applicants under 19 years old must fill out and submit RCMP Form 5272 with their application.

Qualifications Required

Interested in becoming a CPS volunteer? You must be:

  • At least 16 years old
  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Lived in Canada for at least 5 years
  • Willing and able to pass an RCMP security screening and suitability interview