Community police offices, programs to open next week
Cue the dance music ….our Community Police offices are re-opening with the North Delta and Tsawwassen offices opening September 27, and the Ladner office on September 28. And along with our offices, many volunteer-led programs are starting back up.
The offices were shut down in spring 2020, due to the pandemic, and have remained closed since that time.
“We were thrilled to recently welcome our volunteers back to our offices, and next week, with the help of the volunteers, we are very pleased to open the doors of these community offices again,” says Acting Inspector Brian Hill, who oversees the District Community Police Offices.
Throughout the pandemic the DPD District Liaison Officers, assigned to North Delta, Ladner and Tsawwassen, have remained in contact with key stakeholders in the community. They have been running core programs such as Block Watch and Garage 529, as well as addressing any community concerns that come up, such as issues like graffiti or thefts from auto.
“The District Liaison Officers are a great first point of contact for the community for ongoing issues or safety concerns,” says A/Insp. Hill. “We also want to welcome Constable Geoff Young as our newest District Community Liaison officer. He joins Acting Sergeant Ken Kirk, Cst. Lee Chapman and Cst. Elaine Hughes who are well known to the community.”
Some of the other programs run out of the District Community Police Offices include CASA – a program where volunteers check on your home when you are on holidays – Lock Out Auto Crime and Speed Watch. Learn more https://deltapolice.ca/communityprograms.
“I want to also recognize how important our volunteers are to these offices, and the value of the services they provide,” says A/Insp. Hill. “We are so pleased they waited out this pandemic, and were willing to come back to help us re-start our programs.”
At this time DPD is not accepting any applications for new volunteers, but hopes to open this up again later this year or in early 2022.