Outreach initiatives develop the relationship between the GWCPC and the community. Program activities are delivered by volunteers, staff and the Neighbourhood Police Officer through support and participation in a wide range of events. 

Goals of the Community Outreach Program:


  • Educate the public about crime prevention

  • Provide information on reporting crime and quality of life concerns to the VPD, City and the GWCPC

  • Provide events that encourage neighbours to know one another

  • Build relationships with other community organizations


COPS & KIDS (Sept 12, 2020)

Every year in September, the GWCPC is hosting it's signature back to school safety event, “Cops, Kids & Commercial Drive,” at Grandview Park. Last year over 500 children and their parents attended Cops & Kids.

Cops & Kids includes visits from VPD patrol officers with their emergency vehicles, the Motorcycle Squad, the Marine Squad, VPD and Transit Police Dog Squads, Vancouver Fire and Rescue, BC Ambulance Paramedics, and displays from E-Comm/9-1-1, the City of Vancouver’s Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Plan and the Vancouver Police Museum.




In addition to prevention displays on car seat safety, internet safety, and pedestrian & traffic safety, the GWCPC demonstrates all its outreach program activities from helping create Child ID booklets, and a, “Bike Rodeo,” road safety course, to the Mini Police Officers Physical Abilities Test that helps encourage kids to be more active and experience a timed obstacle course like Vancouver Police recruits. With entertainment from a magic show, face painting, live music from the Drive Street Band and free hot dog lunch for attending children, over 50 GWCPC volunteers contribute 173 hours to organize and host this 3 hour event.


Grandview Woodlands community or Block Watch groups can request the GWCPC to attend their event or Block Watch party.

With enough advance notice the GWCPC can provide:


  • Info Booth that includes information on crime prevention

  • Engraver to mark personal property or bikes & bike registration forms to record information

  • Mini POPAT or Bike Roadeo events for kids

  • Request crime prevention, target hardening, or safety talk of Captain’s choice from Community Police Officer

  • Loan out its pop up event tents

  • Loan out its high quality face painting kit


The face paint kit & pop up event tents are provided by donation and a charitable tax receipt can be provided for donations of $20 or more. GWCPC is a registered charitable organization (898994728RR0001).


Email to inquire about booking your date. The GWCPC will make every effort to accommodate requests however, a reasonable amount of time is required when requesting dates. There are no guarantees that the GWCPC or the Neighbourhood Police Officer will be able to attend your event.


The following information should be included in the email:

  • Subject line in the email to read: The Name of your Event | Requesting Month.Day.Year

  • Clearly indicate the address, date, time of the event and all contact information in the body of the email

  • Include a brief description of what your event or block party will include and how many people are expected to attend

  • The activity(s) you would like to GWCPC to provide that day

  • Request to borrow pop up tents

  • Request to borrow face painting kit

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