Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - BC

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - BC

June 21, 2010 12:28 ET

CUPE, City of New Westminster to Unveil "City Watch"

Royal City the Latest B.C. Community to Adopt Program Aimed at Reducing Urban Crime

NEW WESTMINSTER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 21, 2010) - A new joint program combining the efforts of municipal workers, local police, fire and rescue services, and the City of New Westminster in tackling crime will be unveiled tomorrow (Tuesday, June 22) with a press conference at City Hall starting at 10:00 a.m.

New Westminster is the latest municipality to launch "City Watch", a successful initiative of CUPE BC in which municipal workers co-operate with local police and civic authorities to improve community safety. Under the program, municipal workers serve as 'extra eyes and ears' for the community.

Tuesday morning's launch, hosted by the City of New Westminster, will include remarks by New Westminster Mayor Wayne Wright, Police representative Lorne Zapotichny, and CUPE BC general vice-president Cindy McQueen.

WHO: Wayne Wright, Mayor of New Westminster
  Lorne Zapotichny, New Westminster Police Service Chief Constable
  Cindy McQueen, General Vice-President, CUPE BC
   
WHAT: Launch of new "City Watch" program
   
WHEN: Tuesday, June 22, 2010, 10:00 a.m.
   
WHERE: New Westminster City Hall
  511 Royal Avenue
  New Westminster, B.C.

Contact Information

  • CUPE
    Heather Inglis
    Local Government Liaison
    778.846.9323
    or
    City of New Westminster
    Jeannie Ziraldo
    Human Resources Manager,
    604.527.4574