The Vernon Community Policing Office (CPO) is the flagship operation of the Safe Communities Unit. Opening its doors in November 1999 the volunteer staffed storefront houses information on over 50 crime reduction/prevention programs and initiatives and also offers a broad spectrum of information around community based programs, projects and initiatives. The CPO further houses the Restorative Justice Society - North Okanagan.
Arrangements for residential or business security audits using the principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), workshops on personal, home, vehicle and community safety, internet safety, crystal meth awareness and a broad range of age and developmentally appropriate workshops can be made through the CPO. Information on bullying, drug awareness, cyber bullying, bike safety and much more is also available through the Community Policing Office.
The Community Policing Office Coordinator is responsible for the day to day operations and staffing of the CPO as well as program development and implementation to address current crime trends and community needs. The Coordinator provides community outreach in the form of a wide variety of community relevant workshops centered on providing the tools to feel and be safe. Such workshops include (but are not limited to):
During the summer, the Coordinator is responsible for hiring, training and supervision of the Vernon Safety Ambassadors. The Safety Ambassadors are actively engaged as eyes and ears for the RCMP, ambassadors for the City of Vernon, provide community outreach programs, liaise with the disenfranchised of the community as well as provide a uniformed presence in the Greater Vernon area at a time when the population and tourism increases significantly.
The Coordinator is actively involved in a variety of community initiatives most aimed at manageable solutions to the root causes of crime under the umbrella of
Phone # 250-550-7840
2900 32 Ave.