Want to help reduce vandalism in Port Coquitlam?
Do you live near or spend time at a park, school, City facility or public area in Port Coquitlam? Sign up for Vandal Watch to be able to safely and easily report – and possibly prevent – vandalism in your community.
Offered by the City in partnership with School District 43, Vandal Watch provides access to an anonymous 24/7 tip line for reporting acts of vandalism or rowdy behaviour, which can be a precursor to vandalism.
As soon as a call comes in to Vandal Watch, security personnel are dispatched to the scene to investigate, take action or involve the police.
Safe, easy and confidential:
- Signing up is free and gives you access to the 24/7 tip line
- All calls are anonymous and confidential – you will never be asked to identify yourself
- No expectation of patrols or confrontation
- Simply look, listen and call to report vandalism in progress or before it begins
People who live near or spent time in areas commonly targeted by vandals can usually tell when trouble is brewing. Vandal Watch allows you to safely and anonymously take action and make a difference in your community.
Why is Vandal Watch important?
Vandalism such as graffiti and broken windows cost the city and School District 43 tens of thousands of dollars every year. These costs are ultimately passed on to taxpayers.
Vandalism also takes a social toll on communities by making areas unwelcoming and sending a message that they are uncared for – often leading to more acts of vandalism.
Vandal Watch operates on the premise that vandals rely on people not paying attention, and therefore may think twice about causing trouble if they know someone may be watching.