Good Day Block Watch Captains, Co-Captains & Participants,
West Vancouver Police have responded to 237 calls for service since our last update.
Wishing You & Yours A Safe & Happy Holiday Season
On behalf of Chief Constable John Lo, our sworn Officers & Civilian Staff, we wish you & yours the very best in this season of celebration, and a joyful, healthy, and prosperous 2024! Please have happy, safe & secure holidays!
Officers are ready to answer the call 24-7 through the holidays. As always, if you are aware of an immediate danger to a person or property, a crime in progress or a substantive crime that just occurred, call 9-1-1 immediately and stay on the line.
Non-emergency reports to West Vancouver Police can be made by phone at 604-925-7300 or online at www.westvanpolice.ca
Block Watch Alerts
After a year including medical challenge, surgery & radiation treatment, I am taking some time over the holidays to be with loved ones. We will next issue updated Block Watch Crime Alerts and a Coordinator’s Update Thursday, January 4th, 2024.
West Vancouver Police Public Office/Reception Holiday Hours
Please note our Public Office / Reception hours are reduced over the holiday period.
Friday, December 22nd – 9am to Noon only – Public Office/Front Counter Closed at 12pm
Saturday, December 23rd through Tuesday, December 26th – Public Office/Front Counter Closed
Wednesday, December 27th through Thursday, December 28th – Public Office open 9am to 5pm
Friday, December 29th – 9am to Noon only – Public Office/Front Counter Closed at 12pm
December 30th through January 1st – Public Office/Front Counter Closed
Regular Front Counter & Public Office Hours resume Tuesday January 2nd, 2023 – Open 9am–5pm Weekdays
**Services including Civilian Fingerprinting, Police Information(Criminal Record)Checks & Freedom of Information Requests are not available during closures of the Public Office/Front Counter.**
Holiday Season Tips
A reminder to all heading out for the holidays, to prepare a secure home before you go.
Ensure all entries & windows are secure. If you have an alarm system, check before you go to confirm the system is working properly.
Avoid leaving any gifts, wrapped or otherwise, where they can be seen through an exterior window. Avoid leaving clues to the arrival of high value gifts at the home, including labelled boxes or packaging outside.
If you rely on a web-based security camera or alarm system that delivers alerts to a smart phone or tablet, we urge you to remember your system will not be able to deliver an alert if your device is away from internet either on airplane mode or elsewhere. Consider arranging for a trusted person staying in town to monitor your system.
If visitors are arriving when you’re away from home, avoid leaving spare keys in mailboxes, planters or under doormats. Check if a neighbour or friend can hold the key for the guest’s arrival.
Do not leave valuables in your vehicle. If you can’t be home when a package is delivered, consider having it delivered to your office if possible, or arrange for a neighbour to receive the package for you.
Be aware that scam suspects will attempt to take advantage of people’s generosity during the holidays. Click Here To Visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre For Fraud Prevention Information
Update any inventory of personal valuables you maintain for insurance purposes with details of any new items received as gifts over the holidays.
Have a wonderful & safe holiday. I sincerely wish you all the very best!
If you see any activity of concern, please don’t hesitate to call West Vancouver Police. Call 604-925-7300 for non-emergency matters. Call 9-1-1 in an emergency, including events that involve an immediate threat to a person or property or to report a substantive crime in progress.
For updated crime alerts between our weekly updates click westvanpolice.ca/crime-alerts.
Block Watch & Operational Support Coordinator