vCOP members Peter Kovac and Gerry Trager getting ready to patrol on electric bikes

vCOP members Peter Kovac and Gerry Trager getting ready to patrol on electric bikes

The sun is shining, the roads are dry and members of the city’s all volunteer Citizens on Patrol program are back out patrolling on two wheels.

VCOP patrols are not limited to the four marked patrol vans that can be seen on the road 365 days a year. The fleet also includes two mountain bikes and two electric bikes, all donated, as well as four electric scooters.

Members receive extra training to ensure they are safely cycling and scooting while providing surveillance on the road and in parks.

vCOP forms an integral part of Cote Saint-Luc’s emergency preparedness plan. As this is EP week, be sure to say thanks when you see one of our volunteers scoot, cycle or drive past.