Volunteers with the Waterfront Community Policing Centre and the Neighbourhood Police Officer are here for you.
Volunteers are trained to identify suspicious or criminal activity in a safe, non-confrontational manner
Build relationships with the community, respond to questions, give referrals, help connect the homeless to services.
Reporting community concerns to the CPC and potentially serious situations to the MVTP
Identify safety concerns on and around the transit system
Distributing crime prevention information
The WFCPC staff and NPO are
knowledgeable in a variety of
safety topics and are available to
conduct presentations at your
request. Whether you represent a
special interest group, a school, community programming, or the like, we would be happy to help you address the concerns of your membership or to educate you on the role Community Policing plays on the transit system. The CPC can also combine safety presentations and educational seminars with other in-house outreach services.
Combined topics can include:
For children – “The Police are Your Friends” and safety on transit.
For cyclists – “Rules of the Road, Transit & Resources” and Bicycle Anti-Theft Techniques
If you would like more information or to schedule a special presentation please email email@example.com.
Basic Safety Presentations
These presentations are designed to address general crime and safety issues. Community Policing, Transit Safety for Women and Seniors, How to deal with Aggressive Panhandling, and Police Reporting on the Transit system are some of the topics currently available. We can also make customized presentations.
Transit Watch & Speed Watch
Volunteers work closely with the MVTP's Targeted Mobile Enforcement Team (TMET) to help with bus only lanes & speed watch events.
If you would like to file a
report that would not
require an immediate
response by the police is
NOT required, please
come in person to our
office or call. Volunteers
can record your crime and safety concerns, and assist you with any further steps that may be required. Not all issues will require police attention and the volunteers can provide you with additional resources and contact information of other municipal or provincial agencies as required. If you need to report a non-emergency crime that occurred outside of Vancouver, we can assist you with contacting the appropriate police agency.
Examples of the reports taken at the CPC:
Street Drug Dealing/Grow-Ops
WFCPC office volunteers and staff work closely with TransLink staff to follow-up on transit related complaints and concerns such as graffiti, garbage, abandoned vehicles, transit complaints, and damaged property. The office is also the hub for CPC community projects and programs.