Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Free Height Strips

We sometimes get calls on where businesses can get height strips as seen in most liquor stores.
 Surrey RCMP offers free height strips to aid business owners and staff in giving better descriptions of thieves and robbers. Phone 604 502-6266 and if you are in Surrey they will even send one of their Community Safety Officers to deliver it to you.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Vancouver Police B&E Warning

VPD says Residential B&E's are up and Business B&E's remain about the same...

Vancouver Police Department

VPD Crime Alert

Annual Spring Warmer Weather B&E Warning:

Vancouver - It’s approaching the time of year when the weather is warmer and people are leaving their windows and doors open as they let fresh air in, try to stay cool, or work in their yards. The Vancouver Police Department wants to remind homeowners to be vigilant about their home security as the weather gets warmer.

There have been 821 residential break-and-enters in Vancouver so far this year. The number is up 5.8% from last year and the Vancouver Police Department is hoping that homeowners stay vigilant, particularly since 31.8% of all residential break-ins show no signs of forced entry.

“Leaving your windows and doors open can give criminals a ‘window of opportunity’ to enter your home and steal from you,” says Constable Lindsey Houghton. “Thieves will look for any window or door that they might be able to use, even ones above the ground floor.”

Windows and doors should be secured and locking mechanisms installed. Here are more crime prevention tips for homeowners and business owners.

There have been 462 break-and-enters to businesses so far this year, down 1.7% from last year.

The Vancouver Police Department is asking for your assistance:

• Lock your home! Secure all windows and doors, including upper floor windows and balcony doors.

• Consider installing additional security features such as track locks on sliding doors and windows, motion sensor lights around the perimeter of the building, or an audible alarm system.

• Try to store valuables in a room other than the master bedroom, as suspects tend to search that room first.

• Be alert and call 911 to report suspicious persons or activity, including sounds of breaking glass or home alarms, and strangers peering into or walking through yards.

• Contact your local Community Policing Centre for more security advice.

• If you are reporting a crime which relates to a crime alert– inform the 911 operator.

Take time to visit the VPD home security website for valuable crime prevention suggestions.

Don't be caught wide open when the warm weather arrives, RobberStoppers has security products that are attractive and that work, and will keep you, your family, and possessions safe.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

National Victims of Crime Awareness Week April 10 to 16th 2011

For every crime there is a victim!
Lets hope people come out to these events to support them or to get the support they need!

January to June 2011

Alone We Can Do So Much; Together So Much More (Training and Media Campaign)
 Prince George, BC

April, 2011

The Laura Szendrei Walk, Run, Roll Memorial
North Delta, BC

April, 2011

Addressing Unmet Needs: Victim Service Agencies and Restorative Justice Programs Working Together for Victims of Crime (Public Awareness Symposium)
Vancouver, BC

April 2011

The Awareness Project for Sexually Exploited Youth (Workshops)
Abbotsford, BC

April 2011

Take Back the Net: Technology Safety Training Event (Community Awareness)
Vancouver, BC

April 2011

VOYAGE: The Journey of a Victim (Workshop)
Vancouver, BC

April 2011

Empowering and Strengthening Women Project (Community Events)
Quesnel, BC

April 2011

The Violence Stops Here Vancouver Awareness Week (Public Presentations)
Vancouver, BC

April 2011

Aboriginal Victims of Crime Have Many Voices, Many Paths - Information Session (Community Events)
Williams Lake, BC

April 2011

Celebration of Diversity in a Diverse Community: Many Voices and Many Paths Among Farsi-Speaking Population (Public Awareness Events and Celebration)
North Vancouver, BC

April 2011

Healing Voices of Male Survivors: A Celebration in Music, Art and Spoken Word (Media Campaign and Public Awareness Events)
Victoria, BC

April 2011

Many Voices, Many Paths: National Victims of Crime Week ~ 2011 Workshop Series (Public Awareness)
Boundary, BC

April 10-16, 2011

Intimate Partner Violence in South Asian Communities: What You Can Do
New Westminster, BC

April 11-15, 2011

National Victims of Crime Awareness Week 2011- Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
Queen Charlotte, BC

April 15, 2011

2nd Annual "Every Victim Matters" Workshop/Networking with Emphasis on Many Voices, Many Paths
Kamloops, BC

Bravo to everyone involved!!