Wilkie's Citizens On Patrol program celebrated it's 15th year running this past December. George Benson, C.O.P. member and his wife have been working as Citizens On Patrol since 2005 after moving to the community the year prior.

Benson said, "Right now we are working on making it more visible to people within the community and those passing through that Wilkie has active members of C.O.P." As of right now in Wilkie there are two signs up, one on either end of 2nd Avenue and they are looking at putting up two more signs on one of the other major highways coming into Wilkie.

The C.O.P. members in Wilkie work actively to help local law enforcement by being on the lookout for any suspicious activities. They also run programs such as the 55 Alive Drivers Training and distribute information to residents within the community of Wilkie. Benson said that they recently handed out brochures on how to survive a heart attach while alone.  

Benson stated that other then doing regular watches at the time being, they don't have anything planned as of yet. He did, however say that for anybody looking for information on becoming a member of Citizens On Patrol you can contact the town office or visit the local detachment. 

 

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