Grandview-Woodland Community Policing Centre (Foot Patrol & Speed Watch)

Organization Name: Grandview-Woodland Community Policing Centre
Opportunity Title: Foot Patrol & Speed Watch
Category: Social and Community Service
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: March 13, 2024
End Date: June 11, 2024

Email: volunteercoordinator@gwcpc.ca
Website: https://www.gwcpc.ca/
Opportunity Description:

PATROLS
Volunteer Patrols respond to citizen inquiries while observing streets, alleys, and parking lots for unlawful actions. They report all suspicious activity as well as issues relating to graffiti and garbage. Volunteers receive direction from the NPO (Neighbourhood Police Officer) and staff to respond to District Priorities and weekly crime statistics provided by VPD.

Foot & Bike patrollers also conduct vehicle safety audits to inform owners how to protect their vehicles from break-in or theft, look for stolen cars using a database of stolen vehicles, and deliver Crime Alerts to communicate with residents in reported crime areas.
Our patrol programs:
Foot Patrol
Bike Patrol
Speed Watch

FOOT PATROL
The Foot Patrol program offers a great opportunity to contribute to a safer community in Grandview Woodlands, Gain valuable experience and training, and meet new people and connect with the community. Here are some key details about the Foot Patrol Training Program:

– Inspect parked vehicles for theft risk.
– Distribute information packages or notices.
– Monitor various activities or “hot spots” throughout Grandview Woodlands.
– Photograph, track, and upload graffiti information to VAN311.
– Identify, map and chart problem areas throughout each neighbourhood in Grandview
Woodland.
– Adopt a block in the neighbourhood and connect with the residents.
– Neighbourhood Police Officer (NPO – Cst. Kim) Volunteer Foot Patrols.

SPEED WATCH – ROAD SAFETY
Sponsored by ICBC and supported by the VPD, Speed Watch volunteers educate drivers to be more aware of speed limits on residential streets and areas with greater accident reports. Using radar equipment and an illuminated digital board, Speed Watch volunteers inform drivers of the speed at which they are traveling, in addition to conducting Cell Watch to determine how many drivers are observed to be distracted by their mobile devices.

Vancouver Police Officers can collaborate with GWCPC volunteers to issue speeding tickets to drivers who do not decrease their speed upon exiting a Speed Watch zone.

 

 

Make a Difference in the Community: By volunteering, you’ll be making a significant difference in the lives of people in your community. You’ll be helping to connect people with important resources.

Meet New People: Volunteering is a great way to meet new people & make friends. You’ll be working alongside other volunteers who share your passion for helping others, and you’ll also have the opportunity to interact with members of the public who visit the Front Office.

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