Community Police Stations
Programs and Services | CoPS Office Locations
The Community Police Station (CoPS) program is a policing initiative first introduced to North Delta and Ladner in May 1992. In July 1994 the Tsawwassen CoPS office was added to the program.
The strength of the Delta Police CoPS program is our volunteers who, along with the Station constable, staff a store-front station. Working with the community, they focus on crime prevention and awareness, and address crime issues such as vandalism, minor theft and youth problems. The volunteers and Station Constable also provide accessibility to the police and policing services in Delta.
The ultimate goal of community policing is to provide our citizens a safe and pleasant place to reside.
Each of the CoPS offices offer the programs detailed below, as well as programs specific to their location. Please contact your local CoPS office about additional programs in your area.
Delta Volunteer Bike Patrol - A volunteer bike patrol team is assigned to each community police station. The volunteers are assigned to assist with special community events, police projects, and ICBC supported programs. Volunteers are expected to put in a minimum of four hours per week, weather permitting. Each community station is equipped with two mountain bikes, reflective vests and other equipment. Volunteers may ride their own bikes, but they are expected to be in excellent condition.
Community Crime Watch - In this observe and report capacity, volunteers patrol the community on Friday and Saturday nights reporting to the police suspicious activity and criminal offences. The volunteers drive a community van when out patrolling the area.
Speed Watch - Volunteers in the Speed Watch program use a speed reader board to encourage traffic safety and increase awareness of posted speed limits.
Business Watch - Volunteers attend local businesses to provide information on property identification, crime prevention, business scams and counterfeit money in circulation.
Block Watch - Block Watch is currently being developed in Delta. Neighbourhoods are coordinated and supported through the CoPS offices teaching them how to deal with and report crime. An emergency preparedness component is also being introduced as part of the program.
Child ID Program - The community volunteers will fingerprint children at our office and have parents complete a booklet on their child from Child Find BC.
Home Security Checks - (CASA - CoPS Are Security Active) The volunteers will check the perimeter of your residence while you are away on vacation so you can go out of town with a little more peace of mind.
Senior Programs - Programs specifically targeted to seniors include Scooter Awareness and Drive Alive 55 (an ICBC initiative).
Lock Out Auto Crime - Volunteers, on foot or on bikes, check vehicles in the shopping centers to see if they are being left secure and that valuables are not visible to someone looking inside. A reminder "ticket" is left on the windshield to indicate if the vehicle was left secure or if changes are recommended.
In 2003, in partnership with ICBC, an auto crime team was created to decrease auto theft in Delta. Highly trained volunteers, based out of Townline Community Police Station, patrol the high crime areas. Join our team to make the streets of Delta safe.
Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Program (NEPP) - NEPP has commenced as a pilot project in cooperation with the Corporation of Delta and Delta Emergency Servicesmore details.
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) - the use of design techniques for businesses, to lower the risk of crimemore details.
- Taking of motor vehicle collision reports
- Accepting reports of thefts, vandalism and damage to vehicles
- Providing referrals to Victim Services
- Conducting home security checks
- Processing reports of lost and found property
- Providing crime prevention pamphlets and video loans
- Carrying out engraving of valuables so that the owner can be identified if they are recovered after theft. Examples of items recommended for engraving include bicycles, scooters, electronics and sports equipment
A full time Station constable is available to discuss any issues of concern.
More crime prevention tips are available in the Community Safety and Crime Prevention section.
We encourage our citizens to drop by their local Community Police Station and discuss the various programs and services offered by our volunteers. See locations of CoPS offices for the one nearest to you.
CoPS are always looking for volunteers to help run our programs. Drop by for an application—you too can volunteer in your community!