Community Policing Office
2026 Granite Avenue
Crime Prevention - What We Do
The Community Policing Office is a crime prevention office located in downtown Merritt at 2026 Granite Ave (Spirit Square). The CPO works with community partners to identify the root causes of crime and through education and awareness, strives to prevent and reduce crime in the community.
The Community Policing Office is a joint effort between the City of Merritt and the RCMP but it is not another RCMP detachment office. Rather the purpose of community policing is to encourage the community to become involved in crime prevention and crime reduction programs. If you are interested in volunteering for any of our programs, including working at the Community Policing Office, applications can be picked up at the CPO. Unless it is a youth focused program, volunteers must be 19 years of age, a resident of BC, and consent to an RCMP criminal records check.
The office is run by Community Policing Coordinator Marlene Jones in conjunction with RCMP Constable Tracy Dunsmore. They work with the community to formulate effective programs that make our community safer!
Monthly Focus Links
Bullying can be a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes, and online.
Over the month of February we encourage everyone to pay particular attention to how you treat others in your everyday life. Is there someone you know who is being bullied? Often added support from friends can help to stop the cycle and show the bully that it's not accepted.
Technology has added even more concern because others can not always see when it is happening within the privacy of certain apps.
The website Family Education has more information which can help parents, caregivers and youth get a better understanding of the online concerns.
February is a great time to focus on developing a better understanding of the concerns and concentrating on treating others with respect. These atributes can serve us well throughout the rest of our lives.
Programs We Offer
There are also a variety of Crime Prevention and Community organizations that you may wish to learn more about:
Crime Stoppers Merritt & Nicola Valley
The Community Policing Office DOES NOT take Crime Stoppers tips and DOES NOT have any direct involvement in reported tips. If you would like to report a crime or follow up on a crime that you previously reported, please call 1-800-222-8477 or submit a web tip by clicking this link. We acknowledge and thank Kamloops Crime Stoppers for the support they provide our society which allows for tip followup and webtip abilities.