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Citizens on Patrol in need of more members

Armed with nothing more than a pen and paper, cell phone, flashlight, police scanner, and a couple of cups of coffee, a small number of residents regularly take to the streets of Morinville, keeping their eyes and ears open for what doesn’t look and sound right. They’re Citizens on Patrol (COP), a civilian watch organization that has been operating in Morinville since 1997. Over the past two decades, the volunteer group has been doing their part for community policing in Morinville. […]

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SRCWA president looking forward to road ahead

Sitting on a folding chair behind the Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch Association (SRCWA) booth at the recent trade show, the watchdog organization’s new president Bonny Swart-Attwood is an approachable and witty head to the organization dedicated to being extra eyes and ears for the Morinville RCMP Detachment. […]

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RCMP and COP working to reduce thefts

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A bag of screws and a bigger bag of determination are seeing the Morinville RCMP and the Morinville Citizens on Patrol (COP) uniting their efforts for two anti-theft initiatives this summer. The police and their partners are reminding homeowners to lock their cars and their garages, and offering special screws to make it harder for would-be thieves to steal vehicle license plates… […]

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Morinville’s newest CPO ready to serve

by Ashley Janes

Hired on Nov. 24, Officer David Budgell is Morinville’s newest Community Peace Officer (CPO), replacing Erik Nicholson who relocated to Westlock in October. Budgell said he has always held jobs involving service to the public, his community and country, and is looking forward to continuing the trend in his new position… […]

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COP keep eyes and ears open for RCMP

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Armed with nothing more than a pen and paper, cell phone, flashlight, police scanner, and a couple cups of coffee, a small number of local residents regularly take to the streets of Morinville and Cardiff after dark, keeping their eyes and ears open for what doesn’t look and sound right. They’re Citizens on Patrol (COP), a civilian watch organization that has been operating in Morinville since 1997… […]