Citizens Take Action. Dawson Creek, B.C. Website: https://www.dccitizenstakeaction.com/
Welcome to this week’s episode of “Community Watch”, where we discuss various community watch groups and their efforts to make their neighborhoods safer. Today, we’re focusing on a newly created community watch group based in Dawson Creek, called Citizens Take Action.
This group was created out of a need and desire for a community watch group in Dawson Creek and has since expanded and grown in British Columbia, including Fort St. John. Their mission is to restore peace of mind to the community by helping to reduce crime and holding the RCMP and local governments accountable. Their goal statement is to foster a safe and secure community that everyone can be proud of.
We had the opportunity to speak with members of Citizens Take Action and discuss a wide range of topics. We talked about the local and provincial crime, the positive and negative response to the group from the public, government, and businesses, the group’s growth, their core values, and more.
One of the most interesting aspects of our conversation was the group’s approach to reducing crime in the community. Instead of relying solely on law enforcement, they have taken a proactive approach by working with businesses and community members to identify potential safety hazards and address them before they become a problem.
We also discussed the challenges the group has faced in its growth and expansion. While they have received overwhelming support from the community, they have also faced criticism from some who feel their efforts are unnecessary or misguided. We talked about how they have responded to this criticism and the steps they are taking to continue to build trust with the community.
Finally, we discussed the core values of Citizens Take Action and how these values guide their work. These values include respect, accountability, and community involvement. We talked about how these values have helped to shape the group’s approach to community safety and their interactions with law enforcement and local government.
Overall, our conversation with members of Citizens Take Action provided valuable insights into the challenges and rewards of creating a community watch group. Their efforts to make their community safer and more secure are an inspiration to us all. We hope you enjoyed this episode of “Community Watch” and look forward to sharing more stories of community activism in the future.