News & Events

Interested in upcoming CPC programming, local festivals or local/city-wide occurrences? Check back often for newsworthy stories, current events, and the latest media releases from the Vancouver Police Department.

Need news fast? Watch the live feed on the right of the website or stay informed on-the-go with your smart phone. “Like” us on Facebook and follow “@wechcpc” on Twitter, or use the links at the bottom of this page.

Announcements

Home and Personal Safety Forum with Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services

We’re excited to announce a Home & Personal Safety Forum, featuring presentations from the Vancouver Police Department and Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services.
 
Join us to learn tips on creating and maintaining a safe home environment; and steps to take in case of emergencies. There’s no charge, and we will supply refreshments, safety devices, and other resources.
 
The forum happens on Wednesday, May 1, from 2-4 pm at the West End Community Centre, 870 Denman St. 

Register at 604-717-2924 or info@wechcpc.com.
 

Our New Hoodies Have Arrived!

For those cool days when a rain jacket is too much, and a t-shirt too little, we’re delighted that we no have branded hoodies available for our foot patrol volunteers! Our thanks to a grant from the Province of British Columbia which helped us purchase these!

Be sure if you see our patrollers in their spiffy new patrol-wear, to let them know how fetching they look!

Upcoming CPC Activities and Events

Apr. 22 – Earth Day community clean-up.
Apr. 29 – Safety presentation to Coal Harbour Residents’ Assoc.
May 5 – BMO Marathon and Half-Marathon support.
May 17 – Int’l Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, & Transphobia info popup.
May 25 – Keep Vancouver Spectacular community clean-up with WEBIA & Gordon NH.
June 1 – Funfest at Lord Roberts School info popup & bike registrations.
June 1-8 – Cigarette Litter Challenge with City of Vancouver.
June 15 – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day info popup.

Upcoming CPC Activities and Events

WECHCPC conducted or supported the following community events and safety initiatives in 2024:

  • Chilly Chase – Jan. 28
  • Gordon NH presentation (scam/fraud prevention) – Feb. 7
  • First Half – Feb. 11
  • Pink Shirt Day popup – Feb. 28
  • Hot Chocolate Run – Mar. 2
  • St. Paddy’s Day Run – Mar. 16
  • Rainbow Refugee newcomer safety presentation – Mar. 24
  • Distracted Driving Month speed watch – Mar. 26
  • Zero Waste Recycling Day with King George School – Mar. 30
  • Panorama Place safety presentation – Apr. 10

In The Community

You Asked – We Listened!

We’re hearing a lot from pedestrians feeling unsafe crossing streets. Speed and inattention leads to near-misses and collisions. We’ve been sending out teams to do traffic audits at busy crossings, like here at Thurlow and Burnaby Streets. Over four hours across two days, we counted 106 vehicles that failed to yield to pedestrians trying to cross, and 73 distracted drivers (on their phones, grooming, etc.).

 

Be in The Know

To read the latest news releases of the Vancouver Police Department – click here.

To visit the Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers, click here