News

Higher profile for community policing

Parksville council hopes to give the city's community policing office a boost with a move into the city hall atrium.

Currently located in a quiet corner of the Parksville Community and Conference Centre next door, the volunteer run office could be much better used by the public, Corporal Jesse Foreman said at council's Dec. 17 regular meeting.

Foreman, in charge of Oceanside community policing, updated council on the good work of the little office but pointed to several issues with their location.

He explained the office is not a police station and there have been "a few tense moments there," with people not making a distinction between the volunteers and the RCMP, which would be helped by being in a busier location.

He also said they are having trouble recruiting and keeping volunteers.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Qualicum Beach man fears for future of big, old tree on the beach
 
Security stepped up in B.C. after attacks in Ottawa
 
UPDATE: B.C. legislature to get security scanner
Community cleanup crews sought for plastics program
 
STARRs receive four awards at the 10K Cobble Hill run
 
City acts on three nuisance properties
Dateline: Cowichan 1947: Basketball excitement grips the valley
 
Blasting causes headaches for Langford homeowners
 
The Week — Jan. 19

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 23 edition online now. Browse the archives.