Community Policing

Port Coquitlam has two Community Police Stations that are operated in conjunction with Coquitlam RCMP and offer a variety of community-based programs and services.

Staffed by volunteers, the stations are places where people can get help reporting minor offenses or learn about crime prevention and community safety. The stations do not provide emergency services.

Request Community Policing

Would you like an appearance at your next event from one of our Community Police services? Click here to complete the online form.

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Services

Services provided at the two Community Police Stations include:

  • Responding to routine enquiries from the public
  • Taking non-emergency police reports for minor incidents such as lost and found property
  • Documenting non-emergency crime reports:
    • lost/found/stolen property
    • graffiti/vandalism
    • drugs, and
    • general complaints.
  • Operating crime-prevention programs such as:
    • Bike and foot patrols
    • Operation Identification (engraving of personal belongings)
    • Child ID
  • Providing information on topics such as:
    • ICBC’s auto theft programs
    • Fraud and identity theft
    • Senior safety
    • Coquitlam RCMP’s Block Watch program
  • Collecting police information checks
  • Attending community events for outreach and education
  • Spearheading new initiatives to address public safety issues
  • Providing information about graffiti removal and coordinating the Wipe Out Graffiti program for businesses.

More about services at Community Police Stations (RCMP website).

‘Please Slow Down’ Bin Decals

The City has created a new eye-catching sticker to remind motorists to slow down and help keep residential streets safe. Residents can order a free ‘Please Slow down’ decal, which can be placed on your blue bin and made visible to oncoming traffic.

You can play your part in encouraging safe driving behaviour by placing a Slow Down sticker on your bin. The sticker should be placed on the side of bin where it is visible to oncoming traffic.

Bin decals are available for free to Port Coquitlam residents only. There is a limit of one sticker per household.

Pick up a decal at your local community police station at:

Downtown Community Police Station
2581 Mary Hill Road

Northside Community Police Station
3312 Coast Meridian Road

You can also pick up a decal at City Hall, or order your free bin sticker online here.

Volunteering

Interested in helping make Port Coquitlam even safer? Volunteers are always needed for a variety of front-counter and outreach programs.

Opportunities

We’ll find the right fit for you:

  • Front counter public assistance
  • Eyes and ears foot or bike patrol
  • Distracted driving awareness
  • Participation in public safety initiatives and special events
  • Graffiti removal and community clean-ups
  • Leadership roles within their programs

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old, have no criminal record, and pass an RCMP security and suitability interview.

How to Start

  1. Download the application and submit to:

    Downtown Community Police Station
    2581 Mary Hill Road
    Port Coquitlam BC V3C 4X3
    Tel. 604.927.2383
    communitypolice@portcoquitlam.ca

  2. Complete an intake interview and police information check (free)
  3. Attend an orientation & get trained

 

Bike Patrol – Volunteer Opportunity

Looking to make a difference in your community? Can you ride a bike? Do you have at least a few hours available per week?

Then the Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam Community Police Stations are looking for you! A  Bike Patrol Group of volunteers act as an extra set of eyes and ears for the RCMP with the responsibility to “observe, record, and report”. Applicants must be 16 years or older, and pass a basic security clearance.

Equipment and training will be provided however basic biking skills are required. Please pick up an application at either our Downtown or Northside Community Police Station.

Crime Prevention and Community Safety Webinar Recordings

View a variety of lunch n’ learn webinars here.

Utility Box Beautification Project

The wrapping of utility boxes is to help wrap bland or graffiti-scarred utility boxes – everything from street light electrical boxes at intersections to water pump stations – with images digitally printed on graffiti-resistant vinyl decals. The images can range in theme from the historical, to beautiful photos of the environment, to photos of foliage that blend in with local landscaping and act as camouflage.

Submit your request below!

Utility Art Wrap Request Form

Contact

Mary Hill Community Police Station
2581 Mary Hill Road
Port Coquitlam, BC  V3C 4X3
Tel 604.927.2383
Email communitypolice@portcoquitlam.ca

Contact

Northside Community Police Station
3312 Coast Meridian Road
Port Coquitlam, BC  V3B 3N5
Tel 604.927.5172
Email communitypolice@portcoquitlam.ca