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 Insurance Corporation of British Columbia’s (ICBC) External LinkStolen 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 such as Child ID, in which trained CPS volunteers take children’s fingerprints so that parents can include the prints in a package of information that could be used to definitively identify the child should the need arise
- Spearheading new initiatives to address real public safety issues, like the Bait Locker program, which aims to reduce the incidence of theft from lockers at municipal recreation facilities by outfitting random lockers with alarms
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 become a part of the team, please request and submit the proper forms.
Applicants under 19 years old must fill out and submit RCMP Form 5272 with their application. Application forms are not currently available online. If you are a resident of Coquitlam, request forms by email from the Coquitlam CPS program. If you are a resident of Port Coquitlam, request forms by email from the Port Coquitlam CPS program.
Interested in becoming a CPS volunteer? You must be:
- At least 16 years old
- Willing and able to pass an RCMP security screening and suitability interview