Creston Citizens on Patrol member Elmer “Duke” Deprey received his 10-year service certificate from RCMP Cpl. Charlotte Joa at this year’s Christmas dinner to honour members.

Creston Citizens on Patrol member Elmer “Duke” Deprey received his 10-year service certificate from RCMP Cpl. Charlotte Joa at this year’s Christmas dinner to honour members.

Creston COPs nab cop during campaign

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A recent safety campaign, conducted by the Creston Citizens on Patrol (COPs), targeted vehicles with lights burned out.

Members recorded the licence plate numbers of vehicles with headlights, taillights, or brake lights not functioning properly. These licence numbers were then given to the RCMP for follow-up.

Cpl. Charlotte Joa of the Creston detachment sent each vehicle owner a form letter notifying them to get the lights fixed or face a fine.

Joa recently received a reply letter from one vehicle owner. He stated, “Thank you for advising me that my vehicle’s brake lights were not functioning properly. I immediately took it to a dealership and found that there was a faulty switch. The problem has now been corrected.”

The letter was from an RCMP sergeant from E Division in Burnaby.

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