Learn about the bike patrol program and other community safety initiatives
Launched in May 2018, the Bike Patrol Program plays a positive and invaluable role in our community. The patrollers serve as bylaw officers and ambassadors, monitoring our parks, trails and other public spaces to reduce and prevent criminal or illegal activities.
The project is part of the City's ongoing efforts to create a safe and secure community for all of us to enjoy.
In addition to making our community safer and more secure, the patrol team also:
- provides immediate emergency services when appropriate
- liaises with the public and responds to questions/concerns
- provides directions and information
- issues bylaw violation notices for offences ranging from animal control, parking and licensing to parks regulations
- refers park users to the appropriate departments or services as needed
- deals with suspicious individuals/groups
- assists lost children
- liaises with other City departments, RCMP, Burnaby SPCA and other wildlife groups
- issues warnings regarding wildlife (e.g. bears, coyotes)
You'll see patrol members in their uniforms at many of our parks, including Central Park, Barnet Marine, Deer Lake, Robert Burnaby, Civic Square, as well as Burnaby trails and public events.
Community safety initiatives
Some of the City's other safety enhancements include:
- Installing security cameras during the next few years at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex, Central Park, Charles Rummel Centre, Confederation Senior Centre, Confederation Skate Park, Nick Volkow Skate Park and Wesburn Centre.
- Enhancing trail lighting throughout the City.
- Installing call boxes in key locations.
- Improving signage in parks and on trails.
Report a crime
For non-emergencies, call the RCMP at 604-646-9999 or 9-1-1 for emergencies.