south cowichan community policing SCCPASProtecting and Encouraging Growth

We’re a volunteer organization supported by the RCMP who keeps our community, streets, homes and our elderly safe and cared for.

The South Cowichan Community Policing Advisory Society, is a not-for-profit, charitable society providing crime prevention, community safety programs and resources for the community. We work in partnership with individuals, groups, agencies and the local RCMP detachment in an effort to make the South Cowichan region a safer place to live, work and play.

All Systems Up

Our volunteers have organized and continue to support:

Block Watch programs
Friendly Phones program
House # Signs - High Visibilty - Reflective
Active Speed Watch program
Safer Roads Start With Me
Youth Diversion program
Positive Tickets

In addition, we’ve helped sponsor:

Students against Drunk Drivers
Students Against Violence Everywhere

Thanks to you, our programs are making a difference in our community.

In order to be an effective, representative organization, we require the support of volunteers from service clubs, educational institutions, recreational facilities, businesses and the community in general.

Want to help support our programs? Make a donation:

Our History

Sergeant Dave Free, NCO in charge of the Shawnigan Lake RCMP Detachment, can be credited with spearheading efforts to get community policing off the ground.  He recruited Bob MacInnes, a long-term Mill Bay resident and community supporter. Bob ended up being the founding chair of what became known as the South Cowichan Community Policing Advisory Society.

“In March, 1997 a Community Police Advisory Panel was formed. Interested Community Citizens started out with the best interests of the South Cowichan Community at heart, and the realization that the Police alone cannot maintain a sense of Community pride without the assistance of those who live in it and care for it”. (Quote from an article written to the South Cowichan Life in Feb 1998)

In June of 1998 the Federal Government announced Phase II of its Strategy including a commitment of $32 Million annually to assist communities throughout Canada to develop programs and partnerships that will prevent crime in the first place.

The key goals were:

  • To increase the development of broad, community-based partnerships that address local crime prevention concerns;
  • To increase public support of and support for crime prevention; and
  • To increase the capacity of diverse communities to address crime.

Our meetings are open to the public

Location: South Cowichan Community Policing office in the Mill Bay Village beside panago Pizza

Address: 845B Deloume Road, Mill Bay, BC  V0R 2P2 [google map]

Date: The last month of each month

Time: 7pm

Our community is growing by leaps and bounds and in an effort to provide the programs we envision, our membership needs to grow accordingly.   If you have any questions please contact Sarah Davidge, Manager Programs & Volunteers 250-929-7222 or 250-732-3591 or send an Email:

SCCPAS Board of Directors for 2019/2020

President: Bob Collins
Phone:  250-516-3946
Vice President: Karen Adams
Phone:  778-678-6867
Secretary/Treasurer:  Diane McIntyre
Directors: Bob Collins, Karen Adams, Jim Scott, Diane McIntyre, Luke Mills, Martin Dey and Ian Craib.

Directors Responsibilites:

Bob Collins – RCMP Liaison/Public Relations/Funding
Karen Adams – RCMP Liaison/Human Resources
Ian Craib – Citizen on Patrol/Shawnigan Lake Area
Needed:  – Youth Director & Community Safety
Diane McIntyre – Treasurer
Lucas Mills – Safer Roads & Cobble Hill Area
Jim Scott – Speed Watch
Martin Dey, Arbutus Ridge Liaison

SCCP Constitution & Bylaws

Our 3 part profile on Shaw TV

SCCP Constitution & Bylaws

Our 3 part profile on Shaw TV

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