The Vancouver Police Department values the many volunteers that give their time to make our crime prevention programs a success and our community a safer place to work and live. Volunteering is also a great introduction to the Department and to policing in general.
There are many ways you can get involved with your Vancouver Police Department and assist the VPD with its goal of making Vancouver the safest major city in Canada.
Block Watch is all about neighbours helping neighbours. Block Watch allows citizens to take an active role in preventing crime in their neighbourhood.
Citizens' Crime Watch
Citizens' Crime Watch (CCW) volunteers patrol the streets of Vancouver in teams in their own cars equipped with radios, calling in and reporting any suspicious or criminal activity to police. CCW volunteers act as extra sets of eyes and ears on the street for officers on patrol.
Speed Watch volunteers monitor speeds through the city, including school and playground zones. They use portable radio equipment and electronic signboards to make drivers aware of how fast they're driving.
Community Policing Centres
The Vancouver Police Department has nine Community Policing Centres, largely comprised of volunteers. CPCs are a great way to get involved in your community.