Minister's Award for Leadership in Crime Prevention

Category: Community

Nova Scotia Citizens on Patrol


Justice Minister Ross Landry presented Crime Prevention Leadership Awards to the representatives of Citizens of Patrol on March 27 in Halifax. From left to right: Inge Ruohoniemi, Ardoise; Bob Ruohoniemi, West Hants; Leah Rissesco, West Hants; Ivan Christensen, Burlington and District; Justice Minister Ross Landry; Betty Woolridge, East Hants; Melvin Hart, New Minas; Michael Gray, Sackville.

The strength of a community can often be measured by the commitment of its volunteers. Nova Scotia Citizens on Patrol is a volunteer-based group committed to supporting police agencies with all aspects of public safety. Patrolling thousands of kilometers every year, the volunteers work together to patrol trouble spots in their community and report suspicious activities to police. Additionally, they carry out a range of other volunteer functions, including operating radar reader boards to help slow traffic and warning drivers to lock vehicles during busy holiday seasons.