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.

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Who’s Watching It When You’re Not?

If you’re not watching your belongings, someone else might be. Know where your bags, electronics and other valuables are to avoid becoming a victim of theft.

Don’t make it easy for thieves.

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What Does Nana Say?

#NANAsays is a campaign aimed at raising awareness of online fraud with millennials. The traditional assumption that seniors are most often victimized doesn’t hold true. The generation that grew up with the internet has become the largest group of people defrauded online.

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Block Watch

Block Watch is all about neighbours looking out for each other. Get to know the people on your block or in your complex or building, and learn how you can prevent crime from happening in your neighbourhood.

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Project Access

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.

Terms of Use: A memo of understanding between the Vancouver Police Department and a strata corporation is strict, documented, and approved by a supervisor. Police would be granted access to the common areas of the building only, and any entry to private suites within the building would through lawful access.

For more information, please email projectaccess@vpd.ca.

Project Griffin

Project Griffin 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. The goal of this training is to increase the quality of information and support provided by these groups.

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Eye Watch

These training sessions are for Vancouver businesses and employees who work outdoors throughout the city. Participants learn signs of suspicious behaviour and how to increase awareness of their surroundings, becoming extra eyes and ears for police.

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