The Watch program recognized with provincial justice award
The Lethbridge Police Service’s Watch Program was recognized last week with the Community Justice Award. It is an award acknowledging either individuals or organizations that have contributed to community justice work in the province. The program began in May of 2019 and manager Jeff Cove says to be recognized on the provincial stage feels amazing.
“We don’t do this for awards and what not, the recognition is really nice, but yes it’s the first time that we have been recognized for any type of awards. We just do our work quietly and we are out there with our volunteers and our team leads doing what we do. It’s a pretty special thing to be recognized by the province and within our own organization and the support that we have had in the community has been absolutely outstanding,” said Jeff Cove, Program Manager for The Watch.
Right now, the program has about 32 members patrolling the downtown acting as the eyes and ears for the LPS.