The city has launched a new crime prevention initiative for city neighbourhoods.
The Neighbourhood Associations and Crime Prevention are behind the Neighbourhood Eye patrol program.
Spokesperson Kristi Lea says it will give residents the tools to enhance safety and a sense of community.
“The program allows residents to get out into the community, to walk in the neighbourhoods, connect with community because we know that connected communities are safer communities. It also gives them an opportunity to be able to report back all the things that they are seeing in the neighbourhood that we are not able to see (be)cause we are not in those neighbourhoods at all times.”
The program would need a minimum one patrol of two people a week from participating neighbourhoods.
“So, they would go out with their check lists and look for anything from B and E’s, or any suspicious activity, right down to the graffiti, the broken playground equipment.”
There will be training sessions next month for anyone interested.