KITSILANO FAIRVIEW CPC
The Kitsilano Fairview CPC is a place where our volunteers and police officers meet with residents and business owners to discuss concerns and crime prevention. Our foot patrol, bike patrol and office staff organize community patrols and crime prevention programs in the community.
Constable Paul Hogan works full-time as our Neighbourhood Police Officer (NPO) and can regularly be found patrolling our area.
Volunteers are the heart of our organization. Without the dedication of our volunteers, we would not be able to launch the programs and projects that help protect our community.
Our volunteers currently come from all over the Lower Mainland and with many different backgrounds, but they all share a common desire to make our community a safer and better place to live and work.
The Kitsilano Fairview CPC is currently looking for volunteers, in an effort to expand our programs and hours of operation. Call us for more information.
- 18 years of age or older
- resident of the area or owner or operater of a business in the area
- be of good character
- consent to and pass a criminal records check
- available for approximately two to two-and-a-half hours per week (eight to ten hours per month) volunteer time
Street-Front Office - Victim Information Services
Through the street-front office, volunteers, staff and the Neighbouhood Police Officer (NPO) record and respond to citizens' crime and safety complaints and concerns.
We receive found property and provide community resource information and referrals. We also receive valuable information about crime in the community, which has already helped to facilitate several arrests of known drug dealers.
Kitsilano Fairview CPC office volunteers and staff work closely with City staff on civic-related complaints and concerns such as graffiti, garbage, abandoned vehicles, noise complaints, and damaged public property.
The office is also the hub for CPC community projects and programs.
Community Outreach and Special Events
Kitsilano Fairview CPC Staff, volunteers, and the Neighbourhood Police Officer attend numerous community events throughout the year at schools, community centres and neighbourhood houses to give presentations, provide crime prevention and community policing information.
Foot Patrol and Bike Patrol
Throughout the week, volunteers patrol our neighbourhoods while walking and riding their bikes. The purpose of the patrols is to increase presence in problem areas and record and report suspicious and criminal activity.
Volunteers do security audits of neighbourhood vehicles, check for anti-theft equipment, as well as identify and recover stolen and abandoned vehicles. Patrol volunteers also distribute crime prevention information, crime alerts, and information on CPC services to citizens, businesses, apartment buildings, tourists, and others living in the area.
The Speed Watch program is run in conjunction with ICBC. Our volunteer members set up radar equipment at "hot spots" throughout the community, areas where residents and concerned citizens have reported speeding vehicles in their neighbourhoods.
We set up the radar and display vehicle speeds to the motorists. We record each vehicle's speed and forward these numbers to ICBC and the police department to be analyzed.
Police officers often join us and pull over vehicles that continue to speed after being clocked on our radar.