2017 was successful for the Citizens on Patrol program, but they hope to gather more volunteers for this year.

The City of Grand Forks and RCMP are partners in an upcoming Block Watch Program.

COP President Ann Gordon is excited about the new organization but won’t be sure how they’ll coincide until it’s further developed.

She also says crime could be getting worse.

Citizens on Patrol has an underground network of anonymous messengers that pass information.

Gordon adds she’s excited for the upcoming Block Watch Program, but isn’t yet sure how the organizations will coincide.

Some members of COP have been helping to keep local streets safe for almost 10 years.