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1 Orillia Citizens Patrol Program In Partnership with… City of Orillia Orillia Police Service Board Orillia OPP Community, Partners & Stakeholders Operational Presentation

2 OCPP MISSION STATEMENT “...to enhance the individual and collective safety and general welfare of residents of Orillia by deterring crime in the City of Orillia. The primary method used to deter crime will be to provide high visibility patrols and prompt reporting of crime in progress.” Orillia Citizens Patrol Program

3 PATROLLERS - WHO ARE WE Patrollers are responsible adult volunteers, citizens with a genuine determination to maintaining a stronger and safer community, thus promoting a safer place to live. Patrollers are responsible adult volunteers, citizens with a genuine determination to maintaining a stronger and safer community, thus promoting a safer place to live. Patrollers are of good standing within the community. Patrollers are of good standing within the community. Patrollers come from all aspects of caring citizens in our community including professionals,business people, homemakers, students, and retirees just to name a few. Patrollers come from all aspects of caring citizens in our community including professionals,business people, homemakers, students, and retirees just to name a few. Orillia Citizens Patrol Program

4 HOW PATROLLERS WORK Patrollers pair up in their own vehicle and drive the streets of Orillia looking for any act or situation that may require the attention of the police, or just may be a situation of interest (e.g. suspicious person or vehicle) Patrollers pair up in their own vehicle and drive the streets of Orillia looking for any act or situation that may require the attention of the police, or just may be a situation of interest (e.g. suspicious person or vehicle) Patrollers are equipped with a police scanner and a cell phone to communicate with the Communications Centre in Orillia Patrollers are equipped with a police scanner and a cell phone to communicate with the Communications Centre in Orillia Patrollers log their activity on reports which are retained for future reference by police. Patrollers log their activity on reports which are retained for future reference by police. At times police will recommend Patrollers to patrol a particular area if there are a high number of occurrences of a particular crime (e.g. vandalism, graffiti etc.) At times police will recommend Patrollers to patrol a particular area if there are a high number of occurrences of a particular crime (e.g. vandalism, graffiti etc.) Patrollers can average some 120 kilometers per patrol. Patrols are typically 3-4 hours in length Patrollers can average some 120 kilometers per patrol. Patrols are typically 3-4 hours in length Orillia Citizens Patrol Program

5 Orillia Citizens Patrol Program Program Management City of ORILLIA Police Service Board Citizen Volunteers Community, Partners And Stakeholders Police

6 PARTNERSHIP LEADS & Program Management City of Orillia – To be named OPP Detachment Commander Insp. T. WRIGHT OPP Liaison/Program Officer Sgt. Sharron BROWN Patrol Administrator – To be named Patrol Assistant Administrator – To be named Orillia Citizens Patrol Program

7 PROGRAM OPERATION PATROL ADMINISTRATOR Business and financial/budget Business and financial/budget Recruitment/applications/interviews Recruitment/applications/interviews Program supervision /direction including media Program supervision /direction including media Scheduling and logistics Scheduling and logistics Issuance of pre-paid patrol gas cards Issuance of pre-paid patrol gas cards Administration & Accountability Administration & Accountability POLICE SUPPORT POLICE SUPPORT Monthly meetings/training Monthly meetings/training Supervision of lock box, patrol kits& equipment Supervision of lock box, patrol kits& equipment Supervision and collection of reports Supervision and collection of reports Statistical analysis and distribution Statistical analysis and distribution Orillia Citizens Patrol Program

8 EQUIPMENT EQUIPMENT Lock Box Lock Box Cell Phone Cell Phone Police Scanner Police Scanner Gas Cards Gas Cards Patrol Kit – kit bag, flashlights(2)/batteries,1 st aid kit, binoculars, traffic safety vests (2) Patrol Kit – kit bag, flashlights(2)/batteries,1 st aid kit, binoculars, traffic safety vests (2) Identification Cards Identification Cards Report sheets and Clipboards Report sheets and Clipboards Orillia Citizens Patrol Program

9 EXPENDITURES Lock Box - Metal Wall Storage Unit $ Police Scanner - Uniden Trunk Tracker III $ Cell phone - Phone-Samsung m300 & charger $ Phone case $32.40 Phone case $32.40 Activation Charge $35.00 Activation Charge $35.00 Monthly Plan & Access fee $23.76 per mth Monthly Plan & Access fee $23.76 per mth 1 year total = $ (BELL) 1 year total = $ (BELL) Insurance - $750 per year Gas Cards – prepaid cards $30.00 per patrol. 4 patrols per week summer 4mths = $1, patrols per week (other) 8mths = $2, Total 12mths= $4, Total 12mths= $4,080.00I Orillia Citizens Patrol Program

10 Patrol Bag Items Patrol kit bag – Small Duffle $21.60 First Aid Kit – In white case 140 pcs. $21.60 Flashlights – Maglite LED 3W, X2 $80.00 Batteries – Duracell 20 pkg $16.20 Binoculars – Bushmaster 12 X 25, $29.20 Safety Vests – X2 $51.85 Patrol Bag Expenditure = $220.45

11 FINANCIAL COMMITMENT Initial Upstart Costing (Sep 08) = $ (Cost of lock box, Police Scanner and patrol kit) Yearly Operational Costs (Sep 08) = $5, (Gas cards, Cell phone & plan, Liability Insurance) Year 1 Costs = $6, Orillia Citizens Patrol Program

12 TRAINING Lawful & Legal authorities – what Patrollers can and cannot do. Lawful & Legal authorities – what Patrollers can and cannot do. Personal Safety Personal Safety Confidentiality Confidentiality Patrol procedures and reporting incidents Patrol procedures and reporting incidents Common Occurrences procedures Common Occurrences procedures Reports/documentation Reports/documentation Orillia Citizens Patrol Program

13 Incidents Reported # of Patrols Patrol Hours Kilometers Driven OCPP Impact period ______to_______ Incident Summary Impaired Drivers Assaults Thefts Drugs Vehicle Collisions OPP Assist Traffic Complaints All Others Orillia Citizens Patrol Program

14 NEXT STEPS Community groups and individuals play a crucial role in the program. Without their support the program would not exist. Volunteers are needed to coordinate this program. The police office is there for support versus coordinating the program. Orillia Citizens Patrol Program

15 Next Steps continued Orillia Citizens Patrol Program Identify community partners supporting an undertaking of the OCP program Identify long term funding sources Generate interest and identify volunteer citizens wishing to participate Identify volunteer administrator and assistant administrators. (Executive) Creation of Orillia Citizens Patrol Program Pilot Project Plan. Approval and Implementation of Plan.

16 Orillia Citizens Patrol Program DELIVERABLES & BENEFITS Enhances public safety throughout Orillia Enhances public safety throughout Orillia Deterrence of crime Deterrence of crime Detection of crime & quick resolution Detection of crime & quick resolution Members of the community can take pride and ownership in their City, knowing the City is a safer environment to reside. Members of the community can take pride and ownership in their City, knowing the City is a safer environment to reside. Positive, enhanced relationships of trust and confidence between the community, City, and Police. Positive, enhanced relationships of trust and confidence between the community, City, and Police. A true community policing program A true community policing program

17 CONCLUSION The Orillia Citizens Patrol Program is a self initiated community led pro-active program that engages community volunteers with the support of the City, community partners, and the police. Participation by patrollers further secures the safety and quality of life objectives within the Orillia community. Orillia Citizens Patrol Program


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