Peachland Community Policing

Peachland Community Policing volunteers are the eyes and ears of our community. They work with the RCMP on a variety of safety programs, from Speed Watch to checking up on seniors living alone. The office (at 4440 5 St.) can be reached at (250) 767-2623, or you can email

As part of the Speed Watch program, Peachland Community Policing president Gary Hedge recently set up near Antler’s Beach. The fastest speed recorded in that 70 km/h stretch? A whopping 109 km/h. The group is advocating for a left-turn lane heading south into the parking lot. Photo courtesy Judy Hedge.



Peachland’s community policing office is part of the RCMP’s Project Rainbow, an effort to illustrate diversity and inclusion. Did you know October is LGBT History month?
















Peachland Community Policing believes the use of an alarm is your best bet against a home invasion, in addition to the obvious – keeping your doors locked and valuables non-visible. Most property crimes are crimes of opportunity. Here’s some advice on what business owners can do:  

 • Activate your alarm and video monitoring systems

• Do not leave any valuables visible or accessible

• Deactivate all scheduled door openings

• Empty or remove all ATMs

   Move all safes and tills off-site. If not possible, empty these items and keep cash drawers open

• Remove all alcohol from the property

• Keep lights on inside and outside your business

 Post No cash or valuables on-site” signage

The RCMP also suggests that business owners regularly visit their property and consider doing so at different times, so as to not form a pattern that could be observed by would-be thieves. The Peachland Community Police also encourages neighbours to work together to keep an eye on each others properties as well as businesses in town. With the stay at home recommendations, the number of people on the downtown streets is very low especially in the evening hours. If you see something suspicious call the West Kelowna RCMP detachment at 250-768-2880 or call 911.

 Dr. Gary Hedge, President


See stories:

July 26: Community Policing Prez’s camera captures another neighbourhood prowler (with video)

June 9: Community Policing President thwarts break-in at own home

April 28: Pair of break ins hit Beach Ave businesses

April 1: Enough is enough, say Peachlanders who want cameras downtown

March 31: Downtown mural defaced yet again


Written by Kristen Friesen

February 24, 2020

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