Coordinator’s Update – June 27th

Good Day Block Watch Captains, Co-Captains & Participants,

West Vancouver Police have responded to 323 calls for service since our last update.

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Fatal Collision – Highway #1/Caulfeild/Westport Area – From Our Communications Section

A tragic crash late Thursday resulted in the death of two people, closing Highway 1 westbound and blocking traffic enroute to the Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal for several hours.

A vehicle travelling eastbound in the westbound lanes near Westport Rd caused a head-on collision, resulting in the tragic death of two people and sending remaining passengers to hospital.  And investigation by West Vancouver Police & the Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service is ongoing.

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West Vancouver Police Department extends our deepest condolences to family and friends of those impacted and thanks the public for their patience and cooperation.

Summer Vacation & Home Security

Summer break for schools has arrived, and along with it the season for travel & vacation. 

Please take time ahead of any planned trips to ensure your property will be fully secured while you’re away. Arrange for a family member or friend to check regularly on your home & property and clear any delivery items.

Alarm & surveillance systems can significantly improve property security, quickly alerting you & police to any intrusion attempt, and provide real assistance to investigators working to identify and arrest offenders. However, full benefit of that protection is only realized if your security system is well maintained, working properly, and set before leaving your home for any period. 

Take time to make yourself familiar with all features of your system and be able to operate and properly set it and able to operate any video playback features when needed.  Images of suspects can be invaluable to investigators, more so if they are received in a timely way.

Regularly check if cameras are operating properly and placed to capture the best quality images. Ensure your cameras are not obstructed in any way by things like growth in your trees or landscaping or even spiderwebs. 

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. 

Summer Disturbance Related Behaviour

Conclusion of the school year doesn’t immediately end Grad related celebrations. Arrival of summer can bring an increase in disturbance related behaviours in neighbourhoods, and public areas, with increased calls for police service.  Please don’t hesitate to call West Vancouver Police if you’re concerned about any large gatherings involving excessive noise, liquor act violations or property damage.

WVPD In The Community – Cops for Cancer Update

West Vancouver Police wish to thank so many in our community for strong support of our Cops for Cancer fundraising efforts this year & our 2024 Tour de Coast riders, Cst. Christina Burnham & David Duncan.  The North Shore Strong-A Cops For Cancer Gala June 9th raised over $32 thousand dollars in support of fundraising efforts by North Shore Tour de Coast Riders, including Claire Thompson of North Vancouver RCMP.

West Vancouver Elementary Schools raised over a thousand dollars and coupled with direct donations to the Cancer Society Donation Pages of Cst. Burnham and Cst. Duncan we are immensely grateful that our fundraising total is over $41 thousand dollars & climbing with additional events coming over the summer ahead of the Tour de Coast September 13th to the 20th.  

Funds raised through Cops for Cancer support Pediatric Cancer Research & patient support programs including Camp Good Times, a special summer camp for children and families facing a journey with childhood cancers.  West Vancouver Police have been involved in Cops for Cancer fundraising bicycle tours in BC since their inception in 1998, proudly part of a province wide team helping to raise over $52 Million dollars in BC since the program began.

Jeff Palmer

Block Watch & Operational Support Coordinator

West Vancouver Police

t: 604-925-7300

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