The Gastown Patrol Team can help you with following:

  • If someone is blocking your business or is on private property.
  • Aggressive/illegal panhandling
  • Loitering on private properties
  • Safe-walks
  • Encampments
  • The team is also available for safety checks if you are feeling unsafe with someone in your establishment(s) or when you are closing up for the day.

 

Hours of Operation:

MONDAY – SATURDAY: 9AM – 7PM 

SUNDAY: 11AM – 7PM

 

Contact Information:

604.992.2391

Please leave a voice or text message if there is no answer.

[email protected]

Please use the above email address to send any files, including video footage, or to schedule a meeting with the patrol team.

 

Please provide the following details when calling the Gastown Patrol Team:

  • Your store name or address.
  • The concern/problem. Please be as detailed as possible.
  • Whether you’ve already called emergency services.
  • A detailed description of the people involved and if they are present or have left the location. If they have left, what street and direction are they headed?
  • If any weapons are present.

 

Additional Resources:

 
DOWNLOAD + PRINT THE SAFETY + SECURITY CHEAT SHEET HERE.

Note that the Patrol Team has limited ability to stop people from open-drug use or to move people from public spaces unless they are setting up encampments or destroying property. As this is a growing concern around the neighbourhood and city as a whole, we are working with government officials, VPD and various social services around the city.