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What We Do


An active community is a safe community. The Strathcona Community Policing Centre involves local citizens in partnership with the police, working together to create crime prevention and safety programs and foster community engagement right here in the neighbourhood.

The Strathcona CPC delivers crime prevention and safety programs plus a wide range of services to the residents, businesses, and agencies throughout the Strathcona catchment area. These programs and services are delivered through the efforts of trained volunteers and supported by CPC staff. The CPC provides ongoing volunteer training opportunities in partnership with the VPD and other service providers.

View real-time neighbourhood crime reporting on the Vancouver Police Department’s GeoDash Crime Map

News + Events

Strathcona CPC presents "Warm Winter Wishes"

Strathcona CPC presents “Warm Winter Wishes”

Over the past month, your Strathcona CPC has teamed up with the KOMCPC on a program we are calling Warm Winter Wishes. The program purchased and put together winter safety packages featuring: GlovesSocksToqueRain PonchoHygiene productsChristmas chocolates On November 13th, 2020, these package (Over 350 of them!), were delivered to three different organizations in the downtown east side that service the most vulnerable our community. The WISH Drop In Centre, the Carnegie Outreach Centre and Al ... Read More
SCPC Announces Online Women's Only Personal Safety Workshop via Zoom

SCPC Announces Online Women’s Only Personal Safety Workshop via Zoom

The SCPC in partnership with the VPD Women’s Safety Team are happy to present this virtual workshop that you can join from the safety and comfort of your own home. To register please email us at or call 604-717-0622 ... Read More
Strathcona CPC Reopens to the Public - June 2

Strathcona CPC Reopens to the Public – June 2

We’re Back! The Strathcona CPC is thrilled to open our doors once again to the public. We will be open for our regular hours, Monday to Thursday 10:00am to 6:00pm and Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. “In a way we never really left. We have always remained open by phone and email throughout. But the strength of this organization is interacting directly with our community, talking about safety and community concerns. So we have really ... Read More
Strathcona CPC Volunteers help deliver food for families and seniors in the neighbourhood

Strathcona CPC Volunteers help deliver food for families and seniors in the neighbourhood

Strathcona CPC volunteers partnered with the Lotus Light Charity Society to package and deliver grocery hampers for Strathcona families and seniors in need. On May 14 and May 28th, Strathcona CPC volunteers, led by Volunteer Coordinator Brian Kim, partnered with the Lotus Light Charity Society to package grocery hampers that were loaded with yummy fruits and vegetables. The food was graciously donated by the businesses on “Produce Row”. Executive Director of the Community Policing Centre ... Read More

About Us

Our Mission

To champion safety and wellbeing in Strathcona through volunteer programs and services that offer meaningful opportunities to contribute to the community.

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The Strathcona Community Policing Centre (Strathcona CPC) is a registered nonprofit society, governed by an independent community-based board, that operates in coordination with the Vancouver Police Department and other community agencies. Read More

Opening Hours:
Monday:        10 am - 6 pm
Tuesday:        10 am - 6 pm
Wednesday:  10 am - 6 pm
Thursday:      10 am - 6 pm
Friday:          10 am - 4 pm
Saturday and Sunday:  closed
Holidays:       closed

Volunteer in Your Community!

Find out how you can help make it better. We offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities from assisting the public in the office, to foot patrol, safety outreach and speed watch. Click here to fill out an application.

Catchment Area

The Strathcona CPC services the area bordered by the Waterfront to the north and the False Creek Flats to the south, west of Clark Drive and east of Chinatown. Click on the map for details.

Safety and Support


To make our community a safer place, report ALL crimes occurring in the Strathcona neighbourhood to both the Vancouver Police and the Strathcona CPC.

Call 911 immediately to report a serious crime, including a crime in progress or one that might be about to happen.
– Call VPD non-emergency at 604-717-3321 for crimes that are not emergencies.
– Call the Strathcona CPC at 604-717-0622 and tell us what you have reported to police.

We also want to hear safety complaints and concerns that you might not consider worth reporting directly to police. We record all concerns and make them available to our Neighbourhood Police Officer. This ensures that crime trends for the Strathcona area are accurately reflected in VPD statistics and allocation of police resources. Also, CPC volunteers can provide community resource information and organize Volunteer Patrols in areas where criminal activity has increased.

The VPD also provides an internet site for on-line citizen reporting at to report minor property crime under $5,000. You will get a file number, but the incident will not be investigated. These incidents should be reported to the CPC as well.


Working together we can help build a safer, stronger neighborhood in Strathcona.

Volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds, skill sets, education, and ages but all have one thing in common — they are interested in making a difference in the Strathcona Community.

The Strathcona CPC takes pride in the diversity and talents of its volunteers. CPC volunteers are self-directed and choose which programs or activities in which they want to participate to fulfill their 4-hour minimum per month commitment.

Ready to volunteer? Please join us! Fill out a volunteer pre-application online to schedule an appointment.

*Can’t commit to 4 hours per month or do not meet the requirements to volunteer? Ask about our Participant and Youth Volunteers program. Participant and youth volunteers are not required to have a Criminal Record Check. 

Questions? – Please email us at


18 years of age or older

Willing to consent to and pass a VPD criminal record check

Able to converse and write in English

Available to work at minimum of 4 hours a month


Satisfaction – help make the community safer and better

Networking – develop professional and community contacts

New skills – receive training from the VPD and opportunities to attend workshops and seminars hosted by the VPD. Ongoing training will be provided by the Strathcona CPC.

Work experience – letter of reference after three months

A chance to give back to the community

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