A Crime Reduction Unit is on duty in the Cowichan Valley for the second summer in a row.

Sergeant Christine Wood with North Cowichan/ Duncan RCMP says the team includes 10 officers.

Along with ensuring they’re visible in the community, Wood says their goal is to pro-actively identify and stop criminal activity.

They’ll be conducting bike and foot patrols, looking for people with outstanding warrants, and doing curfew checks.