Community Safety Programs
Burnaby is a safe city to live, work, play and visit. To ensure that our city continues to be peaceful and secure, a number of programs are in place. These programs are aimed at maintaining the safety of Burnaby residents and preventing crime.
Some of the programs rely on Community Volunteers to deliver them, while others are operated by the RCMP and City representatives.
- Anti-Graffiti Program and Hotline: This program aims to reduce graffiti through public education, graffiti eradication and identification and deterrence of graffiti vandals. It is organized both by the City of Burnaby and the Burnaby RCMP
- Auxiliary Constable Program: This program provides opportunities for citizen volunteers to perform authorized activities to address the causes or reduce the fear of crime and disorder
- Block Watch: This program encourages neighbours to get to know each other and watch out for each others' homes by reporting suspicious activity. Application Form »
- Business Watch: This program involves business owners keeping an eye out for suspicious and criminal activity, reporting concerns to the RCMP and keeping in touch with neighbouring businesses about crime concerns. Information on who we are, how we can help and contact information is included.
- Citizens' Crime Watch: The role of volunteers in this program is to act as an extra set of eyes and ears by observing and reporting suspicious activity to the RCMP
- Crime-Free Multi-Housing Program: This program, targeted to rental property managers, promotes the use of tenant screening and the application of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles to decrease crime in apartment and other multiple-family buildings
- Victim Services: This program offers emotional support, information, practical assistance and referrals to victims of crime and trauma in Burnaby
- Youth Services: This program provides prevention and early intervention services aimed at reducing criminal behaviour among youth in Burnaby