Happy Holidays from the Community Policing Office

As Christmas will soon be upon us and the New Year just around the corner, it is a perfect time to think back over the past year.  It was a big year for us here at South Cowichan Community Policing as we opened our doors for the first time with a Community Policing Office.   There were so many people that worked together to make it happen.  Thanks to the SCCPAS Board, the office volunteers and all the local businesses that donated time and equipment for the office.  A special thank you to Gail Stroud, our first Program Coordinator, who worked hard at getting the office off to a running start.

Our Speed Watch and Block Watch programs grew with more Block Watch areas and more Speed Watch volunteers.   This year we issued over 40 tickets to youth who were “caught doing something right” in our positive tickets program and we launched our new program Friendly Phones. We also participated in the Cobble Hill Fair, Tour de Rock, Mill Bay Fashion Show and the Mill Bay Centre Chili Cook-off just to name a few.

We have expanded our Police Alerts program which informs the community on the recent criminal activities or safety issues in the area.   You can keep informed through the postings on the Police Alerts web page on this website, the postings in the window at the Community Policing Office or you can join the email fan-out (on the Police Alerts web page).

We have enjoyed are first year open and look forward to working together with you towards Safe Streets, Safe Homes, and Safe Communities. Please note that we will be closed for the season starting Dec 22, and reopening Monday January 7, 2013.

Happy Holiday’s and all the best in the New Year!


Julie Rosenthal, Program Coordinator

Let’s Celebrate International Volunteer Day

Dec 5th is International Volunteer Day so it is a perfect day to express our appreciation for all the volunteers here at South Cowichan Community Policing.   Thank you so much for your generous gift of time and energy.  Whether you are a Block Watch Captain rallying your block together with meetings and communication to help keep our homes safe; a Speed Watch volunteer who works rain or shine to help keep our streets safe; a Friendly Phones volunteer who brighten’s the day of someone who lives alone; or you are an Office Ambassador at our Community Policing Office greeting visitors with a smile and providing information to help keep our community safe; we value all of you and all that you do.

We like to say that SCCPAS is a volunteer-driven organization that provides South Cowichan Valley residents with RCMP-supported educational programs, information and services with the common goal of achieving:  Safe Streets, Safe Homes, Safe Communities.  You do this … your dedication and commitment help keep our homes, streets and this beautiful community safe.

A great BIG sincere THANK YOU!


Julie Rosenthal, Program Coordinator
and all the SCCPAS Directors

The SCCPAS Website Has Arrived!



The SCCPAS website is here!  Check out information about our programs, the latest police alerts, and photos of community and volunteers at work and play.  We will be continuously adding more information and updating the pages so be sure to come back often