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Taking a moment to thank our Kingston Police Community Volunteers for their service

Release Date: April 25, 2024


This past week’s theme for National Volunteer Week (NVW) 2024 was “Every Moment Matters”. This phrase highlights the importance of every volunteer and each contribution they make at a moment when the community requires extra support. It highlights the sharing of time and skills, which is vital to the strength and wellbeing of our community.


As the Kingston Police recognize the collective efforts of volunteers, we reflect on the multitude of actions taken locally to help people within our community and local neighbourhoods become better prepared to respond to unexpected events and better positioned for a more sustainable future.


Kingston Police wishes to specifically recognize the continuing and outstanding efforts of the Kingston Police Community Volunteers (KPCV). This coming May long weekend will mark 28 years that the KPCV have been serving the Kingston community. The KPCV average 6,000 person hours per year of volunteering within the community. The KPCV attend approximately 120 special events in the Kingston area per year as well as conducting general eyes and ears patrols throughout the community.


The KPCV is on call 24/7 to respond to city wide emergencies and have attended to assist with such memorable events as the ice storm in 1998 and the widespread power outage in 2003. They have also assisted in high profile missing person searches, most notably the search for Patty Ann Killingbeck which spanned over five years.


The KPCV have been incredibly involved with community service events including the Special Olympics, Ride for Dad, Police Memorial runs and many other charitable walks and runs throughout the city where they have provided safe passage for the participants. This past year the KPCV also played an integral role at our first ever Kingston Police Community Funfair that occurred in July.


Most recently, KPCV members lent their time and services during the highly anticipated Solar Eclipse event, which saw many of their members volunteering in and around Kingston’s downtown core. They not only acted as eyes and ears but also ambassadors for the City of Kingston as thousands of out-of-town visitors attended our beautiful city to take part in this once in a lifetime experience.


This past year the KPCV officially welcomed 24 new members to their ranks and their numbers now total 65 volunteers.


Kingston Police is extremely proud of the accomplishments of the KPCV over these past 28 years and we would like to express our sincere gratitude for the selflessness and dedication that the organization has brought to our community. Our volunteers, which also include the incredibly talented Kingston Police Pipe Band, are an indispensable resource and it is important that they receive the recognition they so undoubtedly deserve.


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Kingston Police
705 Division Street
Kingston, Ontario
K7K 4C2

Telephone: 613-549-4660
TTY (hearing impaired): 613-549-8792
Administration Fax: 613-549-3111
Operations Fax: 613-549-7111

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