The Cowichan Valley Regional District has issued a public Request for Expression of Interest to take on the Cowichan Community Policing Services.
Historically, the service has been delivered by the Cowichan Community Policing Advisory Services Society, which has now dissolved. The CVRD has an annual budget of approximately $124,000 to fund the delivery of community policing services in the participating core areas of the Municipality of North Cowichan, the City of Duncan and Cowichan Valley Regional District Electoral Area D – Cowichan Bay.
The annual contribution service is funded through property taxation revenues from those participating communities and delivered at arms length by a third-party agency. The funding is strictly for community policing services such as educational programs, events and activities to reduce crime in communities and build awareness through collaboration with individuals, groups, businesses and the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP Detachment.
This RFEOI process will result in a service delivery agency for community policing services, starting in 2021.
The RFEOI process is open until Nov. 26 at 2 p.m. It can be accessed at https://cvrd.bonfirehub.ca/opportunities/35807.
Questions about the RFEOI process can be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.