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 VPD provides training in five key areas:
Basic suspect identification: learn to identify the actions and behaviour of a suspicious person
Communication protocol: discover what is expected by E-Comm when you are reporting suspicious or criminal activity
Counter-terrorism: learn to recognize suspicious behaviours and incidents that could be signs of terrorist activities
Gangs in Vancouver: hear from VPD Gang investigators about the current gang climate in Vancouver
Evidence preservation: find out about the importance of crime scene protection and basic forensic identification techniques used by the police
The goal of this training is to increase the quality of information and support provided by these groups. Participants can identify themselves as Project Griffin members to call-takers when reporting information.
Online two-day virtual training
There are 100 spots available. Registration is first-come, first-serve, but priority is given to Vancouver businesses and business improvement associations. You must do the training on both days to receive a certificate of completion.
For more information or to register, please email the Community Policing Services Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org.