Approximately every 10 days from November 1st – April 1st, the PCBA Winter Property Patrol will be undertaken. If there is a major weather event that could potentially cause property damage (high winds, heavy snow, etc.), the timing of the patrol will be adjusted and undertaken as soon as safely possible after the weather event.
To become a member of the PCBA, which includes our Winter Patrol if you wish it for your property, click on the “We Want You! Apply Now” image to download a PDF copy of our application form.
What does the patrol include?
Visual inspection of the front and back of the property for:
- Trees fallen
- Damage to house
- Excess snow
- Doors are closed
- Evidence of a break-in from the outside of the house
If an incident is discovered, the patroller will ensure it is documented (report, photo), and the homeowner (or alternate contact, as requested) will be contacted as soon as possible.
- A report of the incident will be sent to the Board of the PCBA.
- Every patrol will be logged and a written report will be available for the AGM.
- A regular update will be made on the website regarding the patrol.
- The patroller will wear a high visibility vest to be identified as the PCBA property patroller.
- The patrol will be undertaken in zones (see maps below).
Additional Notes for Clarification
Some properties will be visually inspected from different vantage points (e.g. from the beach and road), depending on the access of the property. The accessibility of the property (e.g. excess snow) will be at the discretion of the patroller.
If someone is in the home, we will not approach the house. It is assumed the property does not need a patrol, if someone is present in the home. We want to respect people’s privacy.
If a gate is closed, we will not open the gate (unless otherwise requested) – but will still visually inspect the property from other vantage points as best as possible.
Special Requests OR specific concerns about your individual property
If you are interested in how your specific property is being patrolled OR if there are specific reasonable requests for inspection beyond that outlined above, please contact the patroller
There are approximately 200 homes that are patrolled, with the actual patrol being done in 9 zones.