Community Police Offices
District 1 Office
The Hastings-Brentwood Community Police Office was opened in September 1999 as part of the City of Burnaby's Community Policing Model. All of the Burnaby Community Police Offices were created to increase police accessibility to the residents and businesses in the area. Community Policing is a service delivery model aimed at engaging the community in problem solving initiatives in relation to public safety concerns. The officers assigned to this office deal primarily with investigations and public safety concerns that affect the local community.
Parking is available on Hastings Street, in the plaza, and along Carleton Avenue.
Hastings-Brentwood Community Police Office
#104-4191 Hastings Street,
Hours of operation
- Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 pm
- Closed from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
- Not open on statutory holidays
The services provided at the Community Police Office include the following:
- criminal record checks;
- non-emergency police reports;
- police certificate applications;
- reporting lost/found property;
- engraver loans;
- answering public enquiries and providing crime prevention information; and Speed Watch requests.
Important: For criminal record checks, police certificate and pardon applications, two pieces of government issued identification, one of which must be photo ID, are required.
Community Response Team (CRT)
The Burnaby RCMP has renamed its community based officers, the Community Response Team. This name change better reflects the services provided by these officers who are stationed out of the four Community Police Offices (CPO).
The Burnaby RCMP Community Response Team (CRT) has re-conceptualized what it means to provide community policing services in today’s highly dynamic policing environment. Members of CRT have come to recognize a need to balance the need for community engagement, with the key policing responsibility of Crime Reduction. This team seeks to:
- Reduce crime
- Reduce the fear of crime
- Reduce the impact of anti-social behaviour
- Create safer homes and safer communities
- Engage with the community to find new solutions to ongoing problems
The team will seek to establish a collaborative working relationship with all relevant community partners in order to further the service delivery we provide to the community.
Community Policing Advisory Committee (CPAC)
Each CPO in Burnaby also has a Community Policing Advisory Committee (CPAC) which works closely with members of the Burnaby RCMP to:
- foster communications between the community and the community policing services;
- assist in identifying and resolving crime and safety problems through planning and mobilizing of community resources;
- provide opportunities for citizens to participation in community policing initiatives;
- contribute to development of local crime prevention strategies and activities;
- provide the Community Policing Committee of Council with monthly summaries of CPAC activities; and
- disseminate crime prevention and crime related information to the community at large.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the CPAC, please contact the CPO Coordinator.
Volunteer Opportunities and Programs
This district has a very dedicated group of volunteers who give their time to make this a safer community for everyone. Volunteers are engaged in numerous crime prevention and community safety initiatives. There are many volunteer based programscentered out of the Hastings-Brentwood CPO including the following:
Foot Patrol - The goal is to observe and report crime to the police. This increased visibility in the community contributes to making Burnaby a safe place to live and work.
Bike Patrol - To provide the Northwest District of Burnaby with a visible presence that promotes community involvement in crime prevention.
Cell Watch - This program is sponsored by ICBC. It is an educational initiative aimed at reducing distracted driving. Volunteers set up "leave the phone alone" sandwich boards and conduct road-side surveys observing drivers and their behaviours. Information is used to help ICBC and police better understand the issues at a local level and to develop initiatives to reduce distracted driving.
Speed Watch - This is a program sponsored by ICBC and is intended to reduce speed-related crashes by making drivers aware of their speeds while traveling through the community. Volunteers target neighbourhoods with reported incidents of unsafe speed as well as high collision areas. Volunteers are trained to use portable radar equipment and an electronic digital board which displays the motorist's speed. The registered owner of any vehicle recorded going over the posted speed is sent an educational letter from the Hastings-Brentwood Community Police Office. Additionally, information gathered is used by ICBC for statistical purposes.
Stop Watch - This is another community policing program sponsored by ICBC which focuses on intersections controlled by stop signs. Volunteers target intersections identified as high collision areas and problem areas. Motorists who do not complete a safe and complete stop at the intersection are sent an information letter reminding them about the rules of the road.
Community Events - In addition to these regular programs, the community policing volunteers also get involved in special event requests from the community. Our volunteers get involved in these events in order to educate and raise awareness of crime prevention programs and initiatives in this community. The largest of these events is
Hat’s Off Day which is coordinated by the Heights Merchant Association. This is a major event in North Burnaby which showcases the pride in this community.
If you are interested in joining the growing team of volunteers you must:
- be over 18 years of age and a Permanent Resident of Canada or a Canadian citizen;
- reside or work in Burnaby;
- pass a security clearance and training process; and
- be fluent in both conversation and written English.
If you meet the above criteria and would like to learn more about volunteering, please bring 2 pieces of identification (including photo & current address) to the front counter of the CPO to pick up an application form.
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