The primary role of the Business Liaison Officer is to liaise with retail merchants and business organizations. This may include exchanging information on crime related matters, providing crime analysis information to the business community and assisting with crime prevention ideas. The member is responsible for providing education and training to the business community on a wide range of topics.
Business Liaison Programs and Presentations
Eye Watch is a one hour training session for Vancouver businesses / employees who work outdoors in different neighbourhoods. During the training you will find out how you can help keep neighbourhoods safe and also keep yourself safe through increased awareness of your surroundings. See the Eye Watch Brochure (PDF) for more information.
The mission of Project Griffin is to increase public safety by supplying organizations and groups with information and support in order to assist them in their crime prevention efforts.
Griffin is a project that was developed by the City of London Police in 2004. In the U.K., the focus is counter-terrorism. In Vancouver, the focus is on property crime.
Contact the Business Liaison Officer
Cst. Liz Samuel
Commercial Crime Prevention Newsletter
Check out archived editions of the Commercial Crime Prevention Quarterly, a newsletter full of information to keep you, your business and your employees safe.
Crime Prevention Tips for Businesses
See Crime Prevention & Safety for Businesses for more information.
Useful Links for Businesses
Bank of Canada - fraud tips for retailers
Bank of Canada - counterfeiting protection
Better Business Bureau
B.C. Crime Prevention Association
Business Improvement Associations of B.C.
Canada Post - protecting yourself from identity theft
Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (formerly Phonebusters) - information on telemarketing and identification theft
City of Vancouver BIA Program
Competition Bureau of Canada - fraud and scam information
FinCrime - online fraud and computer safety
Interac - safety and security of interac cards