Information session – How to become a Citizen on Patrol (vCOP)
The City of Cote Saint-Luc is looking for new recruits for its unique and active volunteer Citizens on Patrol (vCOP) program.
An information session will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at 7:00PM at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd. Registration is required. Visit https://cotesaintluc.org/services/public-safety/vcop/how-to-join/ to register for the information session or download the application form.
The program trains volunteers to patrol the streets of Côte Saint-Luc in marked vans as well as on electric scooters, on bicycles and on foot. The volunteers notify local agencies about emergency and non-emergency situations.
Prospective volunteers do not have to be Cote Saint-Luc residents, however they must be aged 18 or older. Many are retirees who patrol on three hour shifts every week or two. Trainees will learn about first aid and bleeding control, Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and the use of Automated External Defibrillators, fire extinguishers, two-way radios and in patrol and surveillance techniques.