Community Involvement Helps Prevent Crime

October 8, 2009 | British Columbia

CDI College helps train resourceful law enforcement officers

Surrey, BC - October 8, 2009 - With both the RCMP and the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) actively recruiting, there's never been a better time to join the world of law enforcement. With the Law Enforcement Foundations program at CDI College, students learn how to keep their community safe by engaging the citizens they serve and protect.

"Community policing is an approach to the whole enterprise of policing that attempts to fully engage the public in the challenge of community safety and security," says James Lo, a Law Enforcement Foundations instructor at CDI College.  "Crime prevention programs include the use of properly trained volunteers within the community."

Through community initiatives like community policing, law enforcement professionals find ways to prevent crimes before they even happen.

"Law enforcement officers need to establish positive ties with the community through joint partnership programs to solve problems in crime," Lo says.  "By formulating and preparing an action plan, they are able to continue helping and dealing with public concerns."

Crime prevention happens at all levels of law enforcement including Transit Police, Border Services Agents, Coast Guards and Canadian Forces Military Police. CDI College's Law Enforcement Foundations program gives students the ability to pursue a career in any number of these positions.  For more information on this program, please visit


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