Good Day, Block Watch Captains, Co-Captains & Participants!
Officers have responded to 215 calls for police assistance in West Vancouver since our last Alerts.
From the West Vancouver Police family of sworn officers & civilian staff, we sincerely wish you & yours safe, happy & secure holidays! With Hanukkah drawing close to an end, Christmas upon us, and Kwanzaa to follow, the heart of the season of celebration is here.
Our officers are ready to answer the call 24-7 through the holidays. As always, If you are aware of an immediate threat to a person or property, a crime in progress or a serious crime which has 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.
We will issue updated Block Watch Crime Alerts with a Coordinator’s update December 29th.
Please note West Vancouver Police Public Counter Reception service hours are reduced over the holiday period.
West Vancouver Police Public Office Reception Holiday Hours:
December 23rd – Public Office & Front Counter Open 9:00am to 12 Noon
December 24th – December 27th – Public Office & Front Counter Closed
December 28th – December 29th – Office open 9:00am to 5:00pm
December 30th – Public Office & Front Counter open 9:00am – 12:00pm
December 31st through January 2nd – Public Office & Front Counter Closed
Regular Front Counter & Public Office Hours resume Tuesday January 3rd, 2023
Meantime, attention to crime prevention detail can help reduce your holiday season risks.
If you have visitors 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 your guest’s arrival.
Avoid placing gifts in your home where they can be seen from outside. 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
If you plan to be away for the holidays, have a home security plan, including family, friends or neighbours regularly checking your property, and ensuring any home security system you have is functioning & properly set. Remember to arrange for any package or mail deliveries to be cleared.
Once any gifts have been exchanged, avoid advertising the presence of any expensive toys, electronics or other gifts received in your home. Avoid leaving labelled packaging in view at your trash collection point.
Update any inventory of personal valuables you maintain for insurance purposes with details of any new items received over the holidays.
Have a wonderful & safe holiday. I sincerely wish you all the very best.
Block Watch & Operational Support Coordinator
West Vancouver Police Department
t: 604-925-7363 | c: 604-785-2446