The Winkler Police Service recognizes the value of partnerships between citizens and the police. The Citizens on Patrol Program (COPP) is perhaps the most profound example of a community and law enforcement partnership in modern times and a proactive approach to crime prevention. This relationship provides our police personnel with a valuable observation and reporting system, which is essential in helping fight crime.
The program consists of approved volunteers who contribute to the safety and security within the City of Winkler. Funding from both the Province of Manitoba and the City of Winkler has equipped the COPP with communication devices, flashlights, etc. and provides partial reimbursement for fuel costs.
Interested in Joining?
If you are interested in serving the City of Winkler Community in this manner and wish to apply, you may either print out the application form from our website or attend in person at the Winkler & District Chamber of Commerce office in the City of Winkler Civic Centre located at 185 Main Street to pick up an application. Simply fill out the application and drop it off at the Winkler Police Service, also located at 185 Main Street.
To qualify, you must be at least 18 years of age, have a clear police record, not be the subject of a police investigation, and be of good repute.
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