ProtSCCPASecting 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.

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
Seniors Safety Communication Network

In addition, we’ve helped sponsor:

Students against Drunk Drivers
Students Against Violence Everywhere

Want to help support our programs? Make a donation:

SCCP Constitution & Bylaws

Our 3 part profile on Shaw TV

We are currently hiring a Part-time Office Assistant

South Cowichan Community Policing

SCCPES Board of Directors for 2024/25

Location: South Cowichan Community Policing Office Mill Bay (Next to panagos pizza)

Address: 845B Deloume Rd, Mill Bay, BC V8H 1A9

Date: Quarterly

Time: 4:30 p.m.

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 a passion for community safety and would like to be a Director with SCCPES please contact us:


Sarah Davidge-Cardinal, Manager Programs & Volunteers
250-732-3591 or Office:  250-929-7222

SCCPES Board of Directors for 2024/25

President: Bob Collins
Phone:  250-516-3946
Vice President: Luke Mills
Phone:  250-929-7222
Treasurer/Payroll:  Anne Sharpe
Directors: Bob Collins, Luke Mills, Anne Sharpe.

Directors Responsibilites:
Bob Collins – RCMP Liaison/Public Relations/Funding
Luke Mills – RCMP Liaison/Road Safety/Speed Watch
Anne Sharpe – Treasurer/Payroll
Vacant – Community Engagement
Vacant – Secretary
Vacant – Media/Social Media
Vacant – Citizen on Patrol/Bike 529/Shawnigan Lake Area

SCCPES Constitution & Bylaws

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.