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Bike Patrol Program

The City is proud of its exceptional parks and green spaces, especially as 25 per cent of Burnaby has been dedicated to preserving green space. To enhance park safety, Burnaby has implemented a bike patrol program with four patrollers who serve as bylaw officers and ambassadors.

Be sure to look out for these patrollers (working in teams of two) in their bright yellow shirts at Central Park as well as other City parks and public spaces, including: Barnet Marine Park, Deer Lake Park, Robert Burnaby Park, Civic Square, along with Burnaby trails and public events.

Bike Patrol Program

What Does the Bike Patrol Team Do?

Launched in May 2018, the Bike Patrol Program provides an enhanced security presence, along with helping to deter nuisance and illicit activities in the City’s parks, green spaces and public spaces while also:

  • Providing immediate emergency services, as appropriate.
  • Liaising with the public, and responding to questions/concerns.
  • Referring park users to the appropriate departments or services, as needed.
  • Dealing with suspicious individuals/groups.
  • Assisting lost children.
  • Reviewing bylaws with those who have dogs off-leash in unauthorized areas.
  • Helping park users and residents with directions and information. 
  • Liaising with other City departments, RCMP, SPCA and other wildlife groups, as needed.
  • Issuing warnings regarding wildlife (e.g. bears, coyotes, etc.), as appropriate.

Creating a Safer Community

Burnaby’s vision is to be “a world-class city committed to creating and sustaining the best quality of life for our entire community.” The Bike Patrollers are an important step to help maintain a higher level of safety for the public and City staff in our parks and green spaces. Other safety enhancements also include:

  • Installation of security cameras over the next two years at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex, Central Park, Charles Rummel Centre, Confederation Senior Centre, Confederation Skate Park, Metro Skate Park and Wesburn Centre.
  • Enhanced trail lighting throughout the city.
  • Call boxes in key locations. 
  • Improved signage at various parks and trails.

If you need to report suspicious activity, phone the RCMP’s non-emergency number at 604-646-9999 or call 911 for an emergency.

Safety First

First and foremost, the Bike Patrol Program works to facilitate a safe, enjoyable and comfortable experience for users of our beautiful parks and green spaces. This pilot project is part of the City of Burnaby’s ongoing efforts to help create a safe community for all. Along with helping to discourage illicit activity by patrolling parks, trails and other public spaces, this team responds to bylaw complaints from the public. The Bike Patrollers are also authorized to issue Bylaw Violation Notices for bylaw offences ranging from animal control, parking and licensing to parks.