Thank you and Congratulations

South Cowichan Community PolicingSCCPAS would like to say “Thank you” to Bob Wallace & Tony Liddle for their tireless volunteer hours in supporting the beginnings and growth of our office and representation in our community.  It is with such a full heart of gratitude that we must stop and say “Thank you Bob & Tony for all you have done, we truly appreciate you both”.
volunteer appreciation week
As mentioned by the Directors “they have served for many years and it is time to allow others to step up and support the South Cowichan Community Policing Advisory Society.”

We are pleased to introduce our New SCCPAS Directors for 2017/2018

Benjamin Brummett – Youth Director
Robert Collins – Shawnigan Lake Director
Andrew MacLaren – Malahat Nation Director
Lucas Mills – Cobble Hill Director
Lori Todd – Secretary/Mill Bay Director

President: Greer Stewart
Vice President: Tony Jackson
Secretary:  Lori Todd
Treasurer:  Diane McIntyre
Directors:  Benjamin Brummett, Robert Collins, Chuck Felix, Tony Jackson, Andrew MacLaren, Diane McIntyre,  Lucas Mills, Jim Scott, Greer Stewart & Lori Todd

As we continued to grow in our community so must our representation and I know that all of these who have stepped up will be such a huge asset to our Not-For-Profit Society and the South Cowichan Community.



Distracted Driving… Texting It Can Wait

Distracted driving

If you’re looking at your phone, you can’t see the road.

Texting it can wait

Distracted Driving Cost $$ No Texting While Driving



Resisting the temptation of e-mails, texts, calls, posts and cat videos can be hard but it can be done similar to being at the movies, at customs, during takeoff or landing. Think of all the times that you don’t feel like taking a break from your phone but do!

 Tips for safe cellphone use

  • No call, text or email is so important it’s worth risking your life. Let calls go to voicemail and ignore your text messages while driving.
  • Turn it off and put it out of sight to avoid the temptation to check your phone.
  • Assign a designated texter. Ask your passengers to make or receive calls and texts for you.
  • Pull over to make or receive a call, when it’s safe to do so. For longer journeys, look for signs at highway rest areas, some of which now provide free Wi-Fi.
  • Choose to activate ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ feature, coming soon for iPhone users.

Learn the rules of the road

  • Don’t use your cellphone at a red light. The law applies whenever you’re in control of the vehicle, whether stopped at a red light or in bumper-to-bumper traffic.
  • Keep your hands off. Hands-free means a Bluetooth, wired headset or speakerphone that can be operated with one touch or voice commands. Make sure to secure the cellphone to the vehicle or attach it on your body before driving.
  • If you have a Learner’s (L) or Novice (N) licence, you aren’t allowed to use any electronic device behind the wheel, even in hands-free mode.
  • Make sure you understand the law on how to use electronic devices while driving (RoadSafetyBC)

Show your support

You can help make our streets and communities safer by encouraging others to leave the phone alone behind the wheel. Get a distracted driving sticker and show your support. They are available at participating ICBC Driver Licensing and Autoplan broker offices.

You can also place a bulk order for distracted driving stickers to share in your community

South Cowichan Community Policing Wins ICBC and RCMP E Division Awards

2017  Success For of Our Speed Watch/Cell Watch Team – Great Work…!

Top honours from RCMP “E” Division Volunteer Photo Contest as well as we received the reward from ICBC for being the most active Cell Watch Group in the Province of British Columbia.

#1 Winner for E Div and SCCP Cell WatchICBC Cell Watch Award

Thank you to all the staff and volunteers who participated in this contest and special thank you to Sgt Stephen and Cst Wetzel-Eden of the Shawnigan Lake RCMP for their continued support to the success of these programs.



Driving Behaviours are LEARNED

The Messages from the Children and Youth are Clear – Driving Behaviours are learned

This is a old ICBC campaign with some very impactful messages…

Posters of the winning 2012-13 entries are available for ordering and will also be included in ICBC’s road safety curriculum orders for Grades 8, 9 and 10.

Check out the winners, their statements, and all submitted

Your Ad Here 2012/13

This is a old ICBC campaign with some very impactful messages…

Tips for parents and drivers in time for back to school

ICBC’s tips for parents and drivers in time for back to school

Car crashes are the top preventable cause of death for B.C. children

September 22, 2014

Back to School Safety ICBC

As children head back to school, ICBC is encouraging parents to review the rules of the road with their children and go over their daily route to and from school.

In B.C., on average, five child pedestrians aged five to 18 are killed and 290 injured in 270 car crashes every year.*

ICBC provides free road safety educational materials to B.C. schools to help students learn about road safety using fun and interactive activities. The materials are unique to each grade level from kindergarten to grade 10. To find out more, visit


Tips for children and parents:

Visit to print our child pedestrian safety tips and post them in your home. Review the tips with your children – even older children need to be reminded about road safety.

Here are our top tips:

  • Map it out. Plan your child’s walking route with them ahead of time. Review street names and landmarks to orient them.
  • Quiz time. Make a fun, interactive game out of guessing the correct traffic signs and meanings with your child.
  • Set a good example. Never jaywalk or run to cross the street. Where possible, cross at intersections with a pedestrian crossing light or marked crosswalk.
  • Look. Make sure all vehicles have stopped before entering the road. Make eye contact with drivers before crossing, even if the walk signal is on.
  • Listen. Put away the electronic gadgets, cell phone and ear buds so you can hear approaching traffic that may be hard to see.Be seen. Wear bright clothes and/or reflective gear especially at night and in poor weather.

Tips for drivers:

  • Every school day, unless otherwise posted, a 30-km/hr speed limit is in effect in school zones from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • When you’re dropping off your children in school zones, allow them to exit the car on the side closest to the sidewalk. Never allow a child to cross mid-block.
  • If a vehicle’s stopped in front of you or in the lane next to you, they may be yielding to a pedestrian, so be prepared to stop.
  • Watch for school buses. Vehicles approaching from both directions must stop for school buses when their lights are flashing.
  • Before getting into your vehicle, walk around your vehicle to make sure no small children are behind it. Always look for pedestrians when you’re backing up.