Video – Cobourg Police Service Re-Launches Dynamic Patrol

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Please watch the interview with Today’s Northumberland where Cobourg Police Chief Paul VandeGraaf explains the program in-depth.

The Cobourg Police Service (CPS) is announcing the Spring 2024 CPS Downtown Community Safety Action Plan, including the Dynamic Patrol initiative.

As an evolution of the CPS Downtown Action Plan and in response to community concerns, Dynamic Patrol willbe deployed in the downtown area and surrounding neighbourhoods starting today.

It will focus on increasing police presence, increasing engagement opportunities, and enhancing bail compliance efforts in the Town of Cobourg.

“As we reintroduce Dynamic Patrol this spring, we’re committed to listening to our community to find more efficient ways to ensure people feel safe. We will be increasing our efforts within the boundaries of our role as police, focusing on bail enforcement, warrant execution, and probation condition compliance. Furthermore, we will be ensuring that the small percentage of people who have a disproportionate number of interactions with our Service are held accountable effectively and appropriately.” – Chief Paul VandeGraaf, Cobourg Police Service.

Since the soft launch of dynamic patrol began on April 16th, officers have conducted foot patrols, arrested five individuals on outstanding warrants or bail violations, arrested one individual for assault with a weapon, and conducted six property checks. In addition, collaborative initiatives with partner agencies and Municipal Law Enforcement are underway.

Patrols will concentrate on areas within Cobourg that are identified through crime analytics, community partners, and resident feedback. Areas include but are not limited to, the downtown core, neighbourhoods and parks close to downtown, and areas adjacent to Lake Ontario, including Victoria Park.

Dynamic Patrol is an ongoing initiative intended to enhance police service delivery in the Town of Cobourg through proactive patrols, increased visibility, and community engagement efforts. Officers will be deployed as necessary in the community.

Report Crime and Suspicious Activity
We encourage community members to report suspicious activity and crime, whether big or small. Reports help us identify crime patterns and trends, which allows us to better serve our community by redeploying resources where they are needed. Reports are reviewed and assigned for follow-up.

Report non-emergency crimes such as theft, traffic complaints, damage to property, damage to vehicle, and lost property online. Learn more or file a report at cobourgpoliceservice.com/online-reporting.

If you are in an emergency or witness a crime in progress, please call 9-1-1 immediately

Pete Fisher
Author: Pete Fisher

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