Stay Alert to Opportunistic Crime 

Summer weather not only brings flowers and long days, it can also bring opportunistic crime. Thieves are looking for homeowners who leave their doors or windows unsecured.  Protect your property and prevent crime:

  • Safely secure doors and windows on all levels, even the small ones you think a person can’t fit through.
  • Don’t be afraid to question people you find in your yard or loitering with no purpose.
  • Get to know your neighbours; they could be an additional set of eyes and ears.
  • Call 911 immediately if you see someone suspicious who appears to have intent to commit a crime.

Be proactive:

  • Educate yourself about home security, visit the community policing centre or
  • Share this information with your neighbours, friends and family.
  • Form a Block Watch (604-717-2857) and download the VPD mobile app.