CRIME ALERTS & UPDATES

Block Watch Crime Prevention Update – June 06

West Vancouver Police have responded to 221 calls for service since our May 23rd Block Watch Crime Prevention Update.

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Thefts

A series of Thefts over the past week highlight the need for attention to crime prevention basics.  Officers are actively investigating several Theft from Auto offences in which suspects entered unlocked vehicles, found garage door openers, and used the door openers to commit Break-ins at the related homes.  We urge you to ensure you are not leaving any valuable items in an unattended vehicle, whether it is locked or not. It is especially important that you not leave door openers or keys for you home unsecured.

Chief Constable’s Block Watch Newsletter

Chief Constable John Lo

It is time for the latest update for Block Watch Captains, Co-captains & Participants directly from Chief Constable John Lo.  Block Watch is a vital partnership with our whole community toward a safer West Vancouver. Chief Lo regularly updates you, the valued members of our Block Watch program, directly through these newsletters. For Chief Lo’s June Newsletter, a review of West Vancouver Crime Trends over the first quarter of the year, As we work to reach as many residents as possible across the community our newsletters are available in English, Simplified Chinese & Farsi. Copies are attached or Click Here To View Quarterly Reports At WestVancouverBlockwatch.com. We encourage you to share these newsletters & to encourage more West Vancouver neighbours to join Block Watch!

Summer & Wildfire Dangers Preparation

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The rains of the past weeks have been good news, but along with North Shore Emergency Management, we encourage you to consider another option available to ensure you are prepared for emergencies.  This includes the risks of wildfires, especially in urban/forest interface areas across the North Shore.  You can be prepared now for possible emergency by self registering on-line for Emergency Support Services.

Click ess.gov.bc.ca for more information and links to self register.

We again urge you to click nsem.ca/alertable/ for information on our previous advice to install the Alertable app on your smart phone. North Shore Emergency Management uses Alertable to send out alerts for emergencies such as severe weather, disasters, industrial hazards, and transportation accidents or marine spills. Alertable is free to download for iOS & Android smartphones.  Take steps now with your neighbours to review your own risk & preparations! 

Learn about the risks to prepare for on the North Shore. Click nsem.ca/know-the-risks/ for more information.

Anytime you see 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 anytime click westvanpolice.ca/crime-alerts.  

Jeff Palmer

Block Watch & Operational Support Coordinator

West Vancouver Police

t: 604-925-7300

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