Surrey RCMP virtual Speaker Series now open for registration

THE Surrey RCMP Speaker Series will be offered virtually this year, with six webinars now open for registration to anyone with an interest in community safety and crime prevention.

The Speaker Series was created as part of the ongoing training and education efforts for the Block Watch Program, which is celebrating a milestone anniversary of 35 years in 2021. Block Watch volunteers are neighbours that look out for neighbours by identifying suspicious activity and reporting to police. The program aims to get citizens involved in discouraging and preventing crime at the local level.

Surrey Block Watch invites anyone interested to sign up for the following upcoming webinars:

Anonymous Reporting through Crime Stoppers – January 19 at 6 p.m.

Join Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers for a virtual presentation outlining the many ways to make an anonymous crime report. This webinar will cover the history of Crime Stoppers, the process of what happens when a tip is received, possible rewards for information, and partnerships. Registration is required by January 15.

Surrey Anti-Gang Family Empowerment (SAFE) Program – February 11 at 6 p.m.

Learn about the City of Surrey’s SAFE Program and the efforts underway to keep children out of gangs by building positive connections to school, family and community. The Community Safety Coordinator will provide information about programs available to parents, caregivers and children in Surrey and the referral processes.

Introduction to Block Watch and Neighborhood Safety – February 25 at 6 p.m.

Join the Community Programs Team for a virtual presentation on how to establish a Block Watch in your neighborhood. This webinar will discuss the benefits of the program as well as how to recruit and retain participants in your Block Watch group. Neigbourhood safety tips will also be provided.

Fraud and Financial Crimes – March 11 at 6 p.m.

Delve into some of the latest fraud trends and financial crimes in Canada from an expert in fraud risk management. Discover what you can do if you suspect fraud and how to report to police or through Crime Stoppers.

Preventing Auto Crime – April 15 at 6 p.m.

Join members of the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team (IMPACT) for a discussion around auto crime prevention and trends, and the BAIT Car Program.

Elder Abuse – See Something, Say Something – June 16 at 6 p.m.

Learn the signs to look for when it comes to elder abuse: whether financial, psychological or physical abuse. This webinar will provide resources for those who suspect a loved one may be vulnerable and how to report each type of crime.

Pre-registration is required for all webinars through E_Surrey_Community_Programs_Requests@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. A link for the webinar will be provided upon registration.

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