The Citizens on Patrol program has a number of objectives:

 

The first and foremost is to assist the Stettler RCMP in reducing crime in the community. This is done strictly through observation and reporting.


While on Patrol, if anything of a suspicious nature is observed, the volunteers are able to relay the information to the RCMP. They are provided with a cellular phone and a scanner to enable them to communicate with the RCMP Patrol cars.


This provides the responding officers with an information advantage that can be continually updated. The volunteers have become additional eyes and ears for the police force.


The second objective of the program is to foster a closer co‚Äźoperation between the ordinary citizen and the police. By assisting the police to reduce the level of crime in the community, both groups, together are helping to improve the quality of life within the town of Stettler.