The VicPD Block Watch program is an inclusive, community-based approach to safe, vibrant neighbourhoods. Residents and businesses partner with VicPD and their neighbours to start a Block Watch group, which can be set up in residential and business areas, apartments, condominiums and townhome complexes. VicPD Block Watch connects people, builds relationships and creates a strong sense of community.
Many of the fraudsters contact their potential victims over the phone of through the internet. They often take advantage of victim’s caring nature and willingness to help, or their goodness. The Canada Revenue Agency scam calls are particularly aggressive, resulting in several people attending police departments across the country to turn themselves in for charges which are entirely false.
Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is a community, media and police cooperative program, designed to involve the public in the fight against crime. We are located in Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, Canada, on beautiful Vancouver Island. We encourage you to visit our website regularly. Each week we post a new Crime of the Week, as well as Mug Shots of individuals wanted by local law enforcement.