Cowichan Community Policing Society will share crime prevention information

A neighbourhood meeting April 15 in Chemainus will encourage people to learn more about crime prevention and the society.

The Cowichan Community Policing Society is hoping an upcoming neighbourhood meeting will inspire more Chemainus-area residents to learn more about crime prevention and get involved with Community Policing.

“Community Policing is a value system, in which the primary goal is working co-operatively with individual citizens, groups of citizens, public and private organizations and police to identify and resolve issues which potentially affect personal safety and well being and/or the livability of  neighbourhoods,” according to a press release from the society. “Community Policing recognizes that police cannot effectively deal with such issues alone and must partner with others who share a mutual responsibility for resolving problems.”

Community Policing stresses prevention, early identification and timely intervention to deal with issues before they become problems.

The Cowichan Community Policing Society will share this information during a neighbourhood meeting Tuesday, April 15 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Chemainus Legion.

Contact Community Policing at 250-701-9145 or warmlands@shaw.ca to reserve a seat.