Community Safety and Crime Prevention Programs

The Victims Services and Crime Prevention Division of the Ministry of Public Safety and Soliciter General works with community groups, schools, youth groups, businesses, service organizations, police and all levels of government to develop and deliver programs, funding and resources to help build and maintain safe communities.

Prevention activities are organized around the following program areas:

  • Crime Prevention
  • Youth Violence Prevention
  • Addressing Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth
  • Restorative Justice - Community Accountability

Examples of Community Safety and Crime Prevention activities include:

  • Bicycle Rodeo and Safety
  • Block Parents
  • Business Watch
  • Child Protection: Anti-Bullying Programs
  • Citizens on Patrol
  • City Watch
  • Court Watch
  • Drug Education and Awareness
  • Neighbourhood Watch
  • Personal Safety and Protection Awareness Program
  • Safer Community Awareness Resource Forum
  • Seniors' Safety and Security
  • Speed Watch
  • Students Against Drinking and Driving
  • Traffic Safety Committee

For detailed information about specific programs in your community, contact your local Crime Prevention Officer in a RCMP Detachment or with the Nelson City Police.

Address / Contact Info

Ministry of Justice
302 - 815 Hornby Street Vancouver, BCV6Z 1T9

Phone Numbers

Phone : (604) 660-5199
Toll-free : 1-800-663-7867
Fax : (604) 660-1635

Service Details

Geographic areas served: Castlegar, Grand Forks, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Salmo, Trail

Web Links

Location Map

This program was last updated on 20 Mar 2019.