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.
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
Reports or Complaints
To report a crime of theft or vandalism less than $5000 or a driving complaint that is not in process and the crime happened within the jurisdiction of the Coquitlam RCMP, use the Online Crime Reporting Tool.
If you have a crime that requires a police officer, call the non-emergency number at 604-945-1550.