Community Police Offices
District 3 Office
The first Southeast Community Police Office (CPO) opened in September 2000 in the 7100 block of Kingsway and in late 2006 it was relocated to the HighGate Village. In May 2007 the Southeast District CPO was renamed the
Donald N. Brown Community Police Office in honour of Superintendent Donald N. Brown (retired) who was a very active community leader in Burnaby.
Donald N Brown’s contributions to the citizens of Burnaby, British Columbia and Canada were significant. He was a decorated World War II veteran, a thirty year police officer serving in both the BC Provincial Police and the RCMP, a long time Burnaby School Trustee and Alderman, a Kushiro Cup Citizen of the Year recipient, and a Freeman of the City of Burnaby. Donald N. Brown passed away in May 2009.
There is limited street parking however, there is ample parking in the underground parkade. The underground parking located at HighGate Village is easily accessible from both Kingsway and Arcola Way.
Donald N. Brown Community Police Office
7191 Arcola Way
Hours of operation
Monday to Friday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Please note the office is closed from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm and is 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 enquires and providing crime prevention information; and Speed Watch requests.
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
There are many volunteer based programs centered out of the Donald N. Brown Community Police Office 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 Southeast 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. Information gathered is used by ICBC for statistical purposes.
Community Events - There are many community events throughout the year which educate and raise awareness of crime prevention programs and initiatives in the Southeast Community. These events are supported by the volunteers, Burnaby RCMP and other agencies and help build the strong sense of community which the area is known for.
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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