Victim Services

The Coquitlam RCMP Victim Services Unit (VSU) staff and volunteers provide 24/7 on-scene crisis response and ongoing support to victims and witnesses of crime or other traumatic events that occur in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Anmore and Belcarra.

Victim Services support include:

  • Crisis intervention for victims or witnesses of any traumatic event or critical incident such as; domestic violence, serious motor vehicle collisions, a sudden death or suicide, or acute family problems. This includes walk-in clients as well as clients referred by other community service providers.
  • Safety Planning
  • Support and information for victims and witnesses as they navigate through the investigational and legal processes that follow a critical incident.
  • Assistance to victims of fires, floods and other disasters in partnership with Emergency Management BC and our local municipal Emergency Social Services agencies.
  • Relevant referrals to key community support agencies.
  • Education and outreach on request to community service providers and other groups interested in learning more about personal and public safety.

If you are a victim or witness of crime and/or trauma and wish to access the free services of Coquitlam RCMP Victim Services, please phone the Victim Assistance Line at 604-945-1585 or email Coquitlam RCMP .

Volunteer with the Victim Services program

To volunteer with the VSU you must go through a rigorous screening and training process to make sure you have the skills and personality needed for this program.

There is no Victim Services volunteer recruitment drive planned for 2013. Applications will be reviewed and held until the next recruitment drive.

Interested in applying to become a Victims’ Services volunteer? You must be:

  • At least 19 years old with a valid BC Driver’s licence.
  • Willing and able to obtain RCMP Enhanced Security Clearance status.
  • Live within a 30 minute drive to the Coquitlam Detachment
  • Proficient in English. Other languages considered an asset.
  • A high school graduate
  • Physically fit and able to attend all required training.

Please note: Application forms are not currently available online. Request forms via email .

For more information on Port Coquitlam’s Victim Services Program, please call 604.945.1585 or visit the Coquitlam RCMP website .