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The West End-Coal Harbour Community Policing Centre (WECHCPC) is a non-profit organization that provides crime prevention education and personal safety awareness activities in Vancouver's West End, Coal Harbour, and Stanley Park. Our Patrol Program volunteers are responsible for walking/riding around the community distributing crime alerts/prevention information to residents, conducting safety assessments on vehicles and buildings, looking for suspicious behaviour, monitoring and reporting driving infractions, and identifying vulnerable adults. Patrol volunteers are NOT security guards and are not responsible for confronting or engaging anyone behaving in suspicious behaviour. Community Patrols will observe and report ONLY.

Your contribution will help community members and visitors in the West End, Coal Harbour, and Stanley Park feel safer and you will be assisting the Vancouver Police Department with their goal of making Vancouver Canada's safest major city.


Volunteers will be responsible for walking/riding around the West End, Coal Harbour, and Stanley Park in two to four hours shifts. While on patrol, volunteers will write Crime Prevention Notices and use tablets/ipads to record various infractions.


Friendly, team player, able to follow directions, self-motivated, active in the community preferred but not necessary

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Additional Information: 

- Training provided and opportunities
- Invitation to Volunteer Appreciation events and Vancouver Police special events
- Opportunities to meet and volunteer alongside civilian and sworn Vancouver Police Department members
- Make new friends and create connections to community resources Must successfully complete an intake interview and pass a Criminal Record Check. An additional security assessment may be required. This program requires volunteers to have ten hours with the WECHCPC Victim Information and Referral Services training prior to receiving patrol training.

How to apply:
Contact person: 
Shelley Coppieters
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Cause Tags: 
Community Development & Housing
Family & Children
Law, Advocacy & Politics
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Number of volunteers required:
Position start/end date:
12 Apr 2017 to 12 Apr 2019
Time Committment:
4 Hours Per Month
Time of day:
Daytime, Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
West End-Coal Harbour Community Policing Centre
1267 Davie Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 1N4
Last Updated: August 28, 2018
Posting will Automatically Expire: August 31, 2020