Community Policing

Community Policing

Vancouver Community Policing Centres
Working Together to Make Vancouver Canada’s Safest Major City

Why We Are Different

Vancouver’s ten community policing centres hold a unique position among crime prevention initiatives in North America. Nowhere else have the community and the police force forged such a strong partnership. Unlike their counterparts in other cities, these centres are not satellite police stations, but are actually operated, staffed and governed by members of your community.

Why That Makes a Difference

No one knows their community better than the people who live, work, and play there. When community members with special knowledge and commitment join in partnership with the Vancouver Police Department, it means we can all live more safely and without fear. Any member of the community can make a difference.

How We Are Making a Difference

Each Vancouver Community Policing Centre involves local citizens in partnership with the police. Together they create crime prevention programs and community engagement initiatives to address local crime and safety concerns in their own neighbourhoods. An active community is a safe community.

How You Can Make a Difference

You can make a difference by getting involved. Visit your local Community Policing Centre or find out more on their website:

District Map

View the Vancouver Community Policing Centres Map (PDF).

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Community Policing Initiatives

Block Watch

Block Watch is a program that acts as a catalyst for neighbours to band together to protect each others' homes.

Business Liaison

The Business Liaison program works closely with wholesale and retail businesses to reduce crime by targeting internal theft, shoplifting, burglary and robbery.

Citizens' Crime Watch

Citizens' Crime Watch sees members of the community taking responsibility for reducing crime and protecting neighborhoods by working with the police to patrol their streets

Log It or Lose It

Log It or Lose It.

Vancouver Police have a new crime prevention initiative. Learn how you can protect your property and help police return recovered stolen property to its rightful owners.

Other City Issues – Who to Call

Problems involving graffiti, garbage, unsafe street conditions and municipal code violations should be reported to the local department holding responsibility.