Business Watch

As a service to the local business community, a member of the RCMP can be contacted in order for a visit to be arranged. The Oceanside RCMP can check the premises, including the perimeter, doors, windows and other areas of concern. The RCMP member will then advise of the changes that could make the business less susceptible to criminal activities.
 
If interested, call Michael Dally of the Oceanside RCMP Detachment (250) 248-6111

Business Property Reference

Overview:

The police rely on dispatch to get timely and relevant information when responding to calls for service. As these calls can sometimes be a panic filled situation it is vitally important to have an accurate database in which dispatchers draw information from. Without constant revisiting and updating, the database becomes out of date and the information diminishes in reliability.

Crime Prevention Patrols - FAQ

What time of day do patrols go out?

Patrols can be scheduled either during the daytime or evening. It usually depends on the availability of volunteers and recommendations of the RCMP.

Are vehicles provided or do I have to use my own car?

Patrols are conducted in the volunteer's vehicle

With the high cost of gas, do I receive any financial compensation for doing patrols?


The driver of the patrol vehicle receives partial compensation for gas since the majority of patrols log upwards of 50 -100 km

Community Watch

Sometimes known as citizens on patrol, our volunteer teams observe and report suspicious activities to the police.

Vehicle patrols consist of two member volunteers who, on a four hour shift cover various areas in the District of Oceanside, looking for illegal activities. 

Volunteers participate in foot patrols, park watch, ICBC campaigns and assist in many community events. Volunteers also respond when requested by RCMP and other agencies.

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The Oceanside Community Safety Volunteers is an organization comprising Citizens on Patrol, the Community Safety Office and Speedwatch.

The volunteers serve the communities of Bowser, Dashwood, Qualicum Bay, Qualicum Beach, Parksville, Nanoose Bay, Coombs, Errington, Hilliers and their surrounding areas on the east coast of the central Vancouver Island area of British Columbia.

We welcome you to browse our website to learn more about who we are, what we do, the services that we provide and perhaps to join us as a volunteer yourself.

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