Police Services/Kelowna RCMP
Investment in safety
The City of Kelowna takes crime prevention seriously, investing one-quarter of tax dollars in Police Services and fostering a good reporting relationship with the RCMP.
Council recently endorsed the 2016-2019 Crime Reduction Strategy, which will guide City of Kelowna and RCMP efforts through 2016 to 2019. The new strategy will replace the RCMP’s 2012-2015 Strategic Plan with new goals including:
to prevent crime before it occurs through a proactive approach;
- to work with partner agencies for more effective policing;
- to maximize the efficiencies of resources through an intelligence-led model; and
- to effectively communicate public safety.
The City’s 2015 Citizen Survey ranked concerns about crime relatively low, while noting Police Services as one of the City's primary strengths. Ninety-four per cent of survey respondents said they felt the city was safe and the majority say community safety has not changed over the past three years.
Program highlight: Don't be an easy target
Theft is on the rise - but there is something that you can do to help prevent it and protect your stuff! Get involved with this year's Don't be an easy target movement and be entered to win this summer! For more details, visit the Don't be an easy target campaign page.
Policing services for the City of Kelowna are provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and guided by the Crime Reduction Strategy. The RCMP have proudly served Canadian communities for more than 130 years, establishing a reputation as one of the most respected police forces in the world.
Check out the Kelowna RCMP webpage for more information.
The Kelowna RCMP is looking to grow their volunteer operations.
The RCMP operates a number of Community Policing Programs which rely on volunteers to carry out the various program activities with supervision and training provided by RCMP employees. For more information and to apply, visit the volunteer opportunities page.