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COPP to celebrate 25 years


Later this month The Pas Citizens on Patrol Program (COPP) will be celebrating a landmark moment in the province.
The local organization which is geared towards helping to reduce crime and act as eyes and ears for local law enforcement will be celebrating 25 years of service to The Pas and surrounding region. This is a landmark moment because The Pas COPP is also one of the longest lasting chapters of the nationwide organization.
COPP began in Manitoba in 1991 and The Pas COPP group was formed in 1993, making it the second such group in the province behind Portage la Prairie and the first to service the northern half of the province. The Pas COPP has remained active since and still holds three of its original members in their ranks; Jim Blake, Wilf Lamontagne and Don Maksymchuk.
To honor the efforts of The Pas COPP, its members and the COPP program as a whole, a recognition dinner is being held at University College of the North (UCN) on April 27th. The location holds special meaning as UCN is also the location of the first ever meeting of The Pas COPP program.
New members are always welcomed, with the only requirements being a person must be 18 years of age, live in the area, and pass a criminal record check and a vulnerable sector verification check. Currently, there are 18 members of The Pas COPP.
The Pas COPP meets monthly except for July and August.

Trent Allen