The Merritt Citizens on Patrol program encourages dedicated community
volunteers to be of assistance to the Police by patrolling designated areas
to observe any possible criminal activity. By being an extra set of “eyes and
ears” the patrol is able to assist in the deterrence of crime. The patrol is
not designed to replace police but allows the police to be able to direct
their focus to other areas of potential crime.
Along with regular patrols this group meets for monthly scheduling meetings and several social club
events throughout the year. If community members are interested in volunteering for this program,
applications can be picked up at the Community Policing Office.