The Stratford Citizens on Patrol is a volunteer program that was established in 2008 where residents help to keep the community safe by volunteering to patrol the community and provide an “extra set of eyes and ears” for the RCMP. The program is funded in part by the Town and work closely with the RCMP. Citizens on Patrol observe and report suspicious events to the RCMP and do not intervene in any way to ensure their safety.
In 2012, Citizen on Patrol volunteers reported 64 incidents and logged over 1200 hours. The types of reported episodes included break and enters, property damage, impaired driving, and suspicious or disorderly conduct. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and receive two days of supervised training. If the Citizens on Patrol appeals to your civic interests, please pick up an application form at the Stratford Town Centre and do your part to help make the Town of Stratford the safest and best community possible.