Community Safety

There are several ways to keep the community safe.

Block Watch

Block Watch is all about neighbours helping neighbours. Houses, apartments and condos on a block form a communication chain aided by a map of the block with names, addresses, emails and telephone numbers.

Participants watch out for each others’ homes and report suspicious activities to the police and each other. This communication is crucial in reducing the likelihood of residential crimes.

In our neighbourhood, some Block Watch programs have already been set up and have active Block Watch programs. If you are interested in joining an existing Block Watch Program or starting a new one on your block, contact the Vancouver Police Department Block Watch Program to find out more.

Burrardview Community Patrol

The Burrardview Community Patrol is a voluntary foot patrol that seeks to keep our neighbourhood a safe and friendly place to live. By reporting suspicious or illegal activities to the Vancouver Police Department (VPD), we can help in the prevention of crime and the improvement of our community.

Volunteers patrol at mutually agreed upon times.

We are looking for more patrollers to augment the ones we have now. If you are interested in volunteering and becoming a patroller, email your association to find out more.

Hasting Sunrise Community Policing Centre

With the support of the Vancouver Police Department (VPD), the Hastings Sunrise Community Policing Centre (HSCPC) addresses non-crisis policing issues in the area. A team consisting of a neighbourhood police officer, volunteers and paid support staff operates the HSCPC office on Hastings.

The HSCPC records and responds to citizens’ crime and safety complaints and concerns such as graffiti, garbage, abandoned vehicles and damaged public property.

Core community programs operated by the HSCPC include: Citizens Patrols (Bike, Foot & Pooch), Community Clean-ups, Speed Watch and Business Safety.

The HSCPC also participates in many outreach initiatives such as: presentations, crime prevention workshops, community projects, forums, safety fairs, community events and the Child Find program.

Police Contact Information

Emergency Number: 911

    • Emergency calls for immediate threats, a break-in in progress, a serious crime that just happened or a suspicious circumstance that may indicate an immediate criminal act.

Non-Emergency Number: 604-717-3321

    • Report a crime that has already happened or ask for non-emergency assistance

Online Crime Reporting

    • The VPD has made is easier to report a property crime (e.g. vandalism to car or property, theft under $5,000 and more)
    • Now, you can report a property crime by either phoning the non-emergency police number or reporting the crime online

Did you know it helps with police coverage in our community if you report a crime – no matter how small? It only takes a minute to report a crime online or by phoning the Police.

Hastings Sunrise Community Policing Centre

2620 East Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC, V5K 1Z6
Phone: 604.717.3584

Block Watch Program