Block Watch Crime Prevention Update – May 30

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

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

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Parks Disturbance Calls

The value of targeted patrols in areas of concern was on display over the past week.  A fight broke out among a group of teens near the basketball courts at Ambleside Park. Officers conducting targeted foot patrols in the area were immediately on scene to quell the disturbance and deal with the participants. If you become aware of gatherings involving disturbance related behaviours, please don’t hesitate to call West Vancouver Police for a response. Alerting our patrol teams to areas of concern also helps prioritize areas for officer’s attention.

Summer & Wildfire Dangers Preparation

We have additional information this week from our partners at North Shore Emergency Management to help you prepare for summer heat & the risks of wildfire, particularly in the interface area between homes & businesses and forested areas of our community.

You are encouraged 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.

Alerts are also issued if you need to evacuate or shelter-in-place, or if there is an Amber Alert. Notifications are fast, reliable, and easy to see and hear. Alertable is free to download for iOS & Android smartphones.  Click for more information and directions on how to sign up. Take steps now with your neighbours to review your own risk & preparations! 

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Think About A Neighbourhood Small Grant

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Planning your annual Block Watch meeting? Your Block Watch Coordinator, and members of our Community Services Team are happy to attend with information & updates. 

The West Vancouver Foundation reminds you there is grant support you can apply for to help host your annual Block Watch meeting, under the Neighbourhood Small Grants program, administered locally by the Foundation.

By offering a small grant (up to $500), to residents, the Foundation enables applicants to advance projects, including annual gatherings of your Block Watch group that include sharing updated information regarding Community Safety or vital Emergency Preparedness Strategies.

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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  

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Jeff Palmer

Block Watch & Operational Support Coordinator

West Vancouver Police

t: 604-925-7300

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