Read below or click on a link to the left to find out more information about community policing programs and ways to get involved.
What is a Community Police Station? Community Police Stations are part of the RCMP Community Police initiative in Port Coquitlam. Community Police Stations (CPS) enable the police to better serve their community and likewise enables the community to support their police services.
Staffed by community volunteers, a CPS brings the police to the community station where the public may go to address issues within the community. Persons attending the stations may receive assistance in reporting minor offences, assistance dealing with police members, or may obtain information relating to crime prevention and community police concerns. Community Police Offices do not provide emergency services.
What do Community Police Stations do?
The Community Police Station offers a number of front counter services:
- Respond to routine enquiries from the public;
- Document non-emergency crime reports;
- lost/found/stolen property
- drugs, and
- general complaints.
Bike and foot patrols to support crime prevention objectives like reducing auto theft and programs like ICBC's External LinkStolen Auto Recovery (SAR) program.
Taking non-emergency police reports at CPSs for minor incidents such as lost and found property.
Attending community events to do outreach and education and deliver public safety programs such as Child ID
Spearheading new initiatives to address real public safety issues, like the Bait Locker program
- At least 16 years old
- Willing and able to pass an RCMP security and suitable interview
The Stations also facilitate crime prevention programs such as:
- Child Identification;
- fingerprinting children in the event they are lost
- ICBC Auto Theft Programs;
- lock out auto crime
- stolen auto recovery
- bike and foot patrols;
- collecting criminal record checks;
- Operation Identification;
- engraving personal items for loss prevention
- fraud/identity theft information;
- senior safety information.
Coquitlam RCMP Main Detachment
2986 Guilford Way
Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y5
Downtown Community Police Station
2581 Mary Hill Road
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 4X3
Northside Community Police Station
3312 Coast Meridian Road
Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 3N5