A foot patrol is a trained group of volunteers organized to increase the safety and livability of the neighborhood. They walk neighborhood streets, parks, or schools to deter crime and report incidents and problems. Foot Patrol members are actively and directly involved in solving problems in a community-based, non-confrontational manner. The Foot Patrol program is a function of the Community Policing Office and the R.C.M.P. and they adhere to the same policies as the Citizens on Patrol program. Foot Patrolling is flexible and requires a minimal commitment. If you are looking to volunteer, but have little time to give, then Foot Patrolling could be for you!
In addition to having community patrols on foot, Merritt also has several bike patrols that are active during weekdays. It’s a great way to be an active part of our community safety.