Volunteer Perspective

Identify Theft – It Could Happen To You!

Posted by on June 8, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Farid is one of our Community Office Volunteers. Farid  has researched the topic of Identity Theft and provided a very interesting article on how to prevent it from happening to you.     What is identity Theft and Identity Fraud? Identity theft refers to the preparatory stage of acquiring and collecting someone else’s personal information [...]

Warm Weather Fraud Scams

Posted by on May 24, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Coreen, one of our Brentwood Community Police Volunteers,  has researched warm weather fraud scams.    It is a good read and we hope you can learn a few tips to avoid becoming a victim:   Now that the warm weather is upon us, “springtime scams” are already starting to bloom in communities.  We generally like [...]

Protect Yourself From Credit Card Fraud

Posted by on March 29, 2012 at 11:23 am

EB, one of our new  volunteers at the Brentwood Bay Community Office,  has researched the importance of protecting the ” secret” code we all have on our credit cards.  She has noted several important steps in protecting yourself from Credit Card Fraud and sourced her research and provided additional websites to learn more.  If you [...]

Keeping Kids Safe with Mobile Devices

Posted by on March 29, 2012 at 10:42 am

Farid is one of our Brentwood Community Office volunteers and he knows a few things about today’s tech devices.   The following is some of his research into ways to increase children’s safety while they are using mobile devices.    Farid can usually be found at the Community Police Office on Saturdays from 10-1pm – [...]

Daylight Savings March 11, 2012

Posted by on March 2, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Ronnie, one of our Brentwood Bay Community Police Office Volunteers,  has researched an upcoming topic:  How Daylight Savings Time change can cause driver fatigue .  Ronnie’s research has come from the ICBC website.  For more information on this topic or other Traffic Safety issues please visit their website at   www.icbc.com  or  click here    Thank you for your submission Ronnie. [...]

Keeping Our Kids Safe Online

Posted by on February 14, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Every two weeks, one of our Brentwood Community Police volunteers will be providing a submission to the  Volunteer Blog.    Each story will be written to enhance our community’s knowledge on Crime Prevention  Tips or safety related ideas.       The first submission is from Coreen,  who has provided  some well  researched  guidelines to  help parents and guardians [...]

Don’t let the Grinch steal your Christmas!

Posted by on December 9, 2011 at 9:30 am

Coreen,   one of our Brentwood Bay Community Police Volunteers, has provided the following very informative review of holiday shopping crime prevention  tips.   Coreen has also  researched safety tips and recommendations for children’s toys.  We are thankful to Coreen for providing such a timely article:    Shopping during the holiday season can present unique safety [...]

Sharing the Road – Safety in the Winter Season

Posted by on December 7, 2011 at 10:00 am

Farid  is one of our Brentwood Bay Community Police Volunteers.  Farid’s career keeps him very busy during the week yet he finds time every Saturday to volunteer at our Community Office.  Farid brings a diverse wealth of knowledge to our program and has researched the topic of Winter Pedestrian, Cyclist and Driver safety.  A good [...]

A Volunteer with Heart

Posted by on December 5, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Ronnie  is one of our volunteers at the Brentwood Bay Community Police Office.   When asked about his thoughts about volunteering for the Police Service, he provided the following: Why Volunteer? After  the successful Grand Opening of the new Brentwood Bay Community Police Office, some of the residents  who came to celebrate with us learned a [...]

A Special Place

Posted by on November 1, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Central Saanich is a beautiful place to live and work.  This really is a beautiful community with such peaceful, almost serene  landscapes and views.