Register Your Bike with Project 529
Vancouver Police, the Vancouver Police Foundation and the City of Vancouver Greenest City initiative have teamed up with Project 529 to spearhead a BC bike registration and recovery program. Today, more than 70,000 bicycles have been registered in Vancouver, and bike theft is on the decline.
Trespass Prevention Program
Vancouver Police receive many calls from business owners and residents about trespassers impacting the safe and lawful use and enjoyment of their property. This can include encampments, substance use, or blocking access for residents, customers, and employees.
Multi-residential and commercial property owners who sign up for the Trespass Prevention Program give police officers the authority to come on to their property and engage with trespassers. It eliminates the need for property owners to contact police and request they attend to enforce any BC Trespass Act infractions.
Vancouver SHIELD is a partnership between public and private sectors to strengthen Vancouver against terrorism, violent extremism and other threats. The program increases public safety by giving security-minded organizations and groups information and support to help them in their crime prevention efforts, with a focus primarily on property crime and how to recognize and report suspicious activity.
The goal is to increase the public and private sectors’ safety awareness, strengthen security partnerships, and enhance resources and information sharing.
Vancouver Police officers are often called to emergencies in apartments or condos and they are unable to access the building because of security systems. These calls include potentially life-threatening and urgent incidents, such as:
- domestic disturbances and assaults
- incomplete 9-1-1 calls
- home invasions
- suicidal people
- reports of weapons
Project Access allows property managers and strata corporations to voluntarily ensure access for police through the building’s intercom security panel. When officers enter a secure code, police dispatchers at E-Comm automatically receive a phone call to confirm it is a police officer needing access. The public areas of the building, such as the lobby, elevator, and floors, are then accessible to police.
VPD members act under, and are subject to, federal, provincial, and municipal laws. During an emergency, police officers have the authority to enter a private dwelling, under common and case law, to protect life and property. This includes making a forced legal entry without a warrant, if the officer believes it is necessary to preserve life or prevent serious injury, and a proper announcement is made prior to entry.
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