Keep Your Personal Information Safe – VPD Media Release

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保护您私人信息的安全

温哥华警局(VPD)近期收到一些民众的举报。有群自称警察的团伙通过拨打电话,要求民众提供私人信息。

在过去的一周中,温哥华警局已经收到关于此类事件的多起投诉。这些可疑的呼叫会显示来自于温哥华的非紧急热线的号码(604-717-3321)。根据民众提供的线索,通话者带有明显的南亚口音,而且让人感觉不像专业的警察。对方会要求跟你的家人通话,有时候还会知道一些民众的姓名。

温哥华警局初步排查这些案件可能发生在其它司法管辖区。关于来电为什么会显示温哥华警局的非紧急热线号码,警局解释说来电显示是被伪造的,并可能是来自一个位于印度中部的呼叫中心。根据现有的线索分析,我们还不确定对方是想收集哪方面的私人信息。

警员 Constable Brian Montague 提醒民众,“我们现在所看到各种诈骗案件仅局限于欺诈者的想象。民众要小心来向不明的电话,更重要的是,警方不会在通过电话向你索要私人信息或者钱。

民众应谨慎通过电话给予自己的私人信息和财务信息。当你收到任何关于此类的电话,你要做的事情是立刻挂掉电话。如果你已经是此类案件的受害者,或者已经遭受到经济上的损失,请立刻报告给当地的警察部门。

Translation: Stanley Chen

Source: http://mediareleases.vpd.ca/2016/08/12/keep-your-personal-information-safe/

 

Keep Your Personal Information Safe

August 12, 2016

The VPD is receiving reports from the public about getting phone calls from individuals claiming to be police officers, who are possibly looking to gather personal information.

Over the past week, the VPD has had several complaints from residents about suspicious calls. Caller ID displays indicate the calls are originating from the VPD non-emergency line at 604-717-3321. The caller has been described in all incidents as unprofessional and having a South Asian accent. He identifies himself as a police officer and asks to speak with individuals living in the home. In some cases, the caller appears to know the names of some of the residents.

Police believe this is occurring in other jurisdictions, as well. The VPD phone number displayed on the caller ID is spoofed, and may originate from a call centre located in central India. At this time, it is not clear what type of personal information the caller is after.

“The various types of scams we see are only limited to the imagination of the fraudster,” says Constable Brian Montague. “The public are reminded to be careful of unsolicited phone calls, and that police will not call you at home to ask for personal information or money.”

The public should be cautious about giving any personal or financial information over the phone. Anyone who receives a call like this is asked to hang up. If you have been the victim of a scam or suffered a financial loss related to the calls, you are asked to report the incident to your local police department.

Source: http://mediareleases.vpd.ca/2016/08/12/keep-your-personal-information-safe/

Victims Week 2016

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Victims and Survivors of Crime Week: The Power of our Voices

受害者慰问周:我们声音的力量

May 29th, 2016 – June 4th, 2016

5月29日, 2016年 – 6 04日, 2016年

From the Justice Canada Policy Centre of Victim Issues, this yearly outreach initiative acknowledges the victims, survivors of crime and their families as well as the service providers that help them.

此活动由加拿大受害者政策中心主办,目的是问候受害者,他们的家属,以及为他们提供支持的工作人员。

This week serves to raise awareness and promotion of the services, assistance and laws that help victims, survivors and their families.

此周的目的还有宣传和促进为受害者提供的服务,协助,以及相关的法律。

Events are held across the country during the week in support of the week. Each year, a different theme is named for the week and for 2016, the theme is “The Power of our Voices”.

受害者慰问周是在整个加拿大同时举行的活动。每年慰问周的主题都是不同的,今年的主题是“我们声音的力量”。

What the theme is about:

To empower victims and survivors to move beyond victimization and to create an environment where victims, survivors and their families may use their voices to bring about positive change.

创造一个空间协助受害者以及其家人摆脱阴影,利用他们的声音带来正面的变化。

The theme, “The Power of our Voices” also acknowledges the work that is done by service providers through the use of their voices. Through advocacy and delivery of services, victims and survivors of crime are able to have a better experience.

我们的声音也对受害者服务人员的工作给予认可。是他们的努力改善了受害者的生活。

This creation of support and empowerment stems from the community, provincial, territorial and federal levels through collaboration and funding with the Department of Justice.

Some Initiatives that have helped to create support systems for victims, survivors and their families:

此活动的支持来自于社区,省和联邦政府通过加拿大政府法律部门的合作。

Victim Services is the provision of support and aid to crime victims, witnesses and their family members to help lessen the impact of crime and trauma.

受害者服务不只限制与犯罪的受害者。这些服务也可以为见证人和他们的家人提供帮助以减少犯罪对他们造成的伤害。这些服务可以有多个机构来提供,例如:

  • Police-based: provided to victims following the first contact with police.
  • 警察:提供于受害者第一次和警察的接触时
  • Court-based: provided to victims or witnesses that become involved in the court system.
  • 法庭:提供给出庭的见证人
  • Community-based: provided by community agencies
  • 社区:社区机构可以提供多种受害者支持服务

Canadian Victims Bill of Rights 加拿大受害者权利法案:

  • Right to Information – 得到案件情報的權利
  • Right to protection – 受法律保護的權利
  • Right to participation – 參與審訊的權利
  • Right to seek restitution – 追討賠償的權利
  • Right to make a complaint – 提出申訴的權利

 

To learn more about Victims and Survivors of Crime Week, click here:http://www.victimsweek.gc.ca/home-accueil.html

点击以下链接获取受害者慰问周的更多信息: http://www.victimsweek.gc.ca/home-accueil.html

To find the events occurring across the country, click here: http://www.victimsweek.gc.ca/map-carte/events-evene.aspx

点击以下链接查询全国各个地点举行的活动: http://www.victimsweek.gc.ca/map-carte/events-evene.aspx

 

To join the conversation, use the hashtag: #victimsweek

加入对话, 使用: #victimsweek

The production of this webpage was made possible thanks to the funding contribution from the Department of Justice Canada.

 

Project Synergy is Back 2016

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This project launched in the summer of 2013 where foot patrol, bike patrol and speed watch all happening at once. Each time this project happens we invite other community partners to help us out. We thank our volunteers for making it happen.

Project Synergy LaunchProject Synergy Launch during Summer of 2013

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This video should shows you what we did for the day.

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Ultimate Project Synergy on June 2014 partnering up with the Vancouver Police Department.

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Most recent Project Synergy on March 8th, 2016 we included volunteers from Grandview- Woodland Community Policing Centre.

Once again we thank all our community partners and volunteers for all their support.

We look forward to doing more of these projects in the near future. Our next one will be on Saturday April 2nd, 2016 partnering up with ICBC and other Community Policing Centre near by.

 

ICBC has a Chinese Line

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Great News!

ICBC now has a Chinese Line for people who only speak Mandarin or Cantonese and it is launched today.

The Chinese line allows customers to connect to a Cantonese or Mandarin-speaking interpreter who will help relay the customer’s claim, driver licensing or insurance enquiry to an ICBC representative and interpret the conversation. The toll-free line (1-855-813-2121), is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week for claims-related enquiries. For insurance and driver licensing enquiries, the line is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

For more information feel free to check out their website.
http://www.icbc.com/about-icbc/newsroom/Pages/2015-Nov27.aspx

 

ICBC Pedestrian Safety Campaign

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ICBC just launched their annual pedestrian safety campaign involving community partners (City of Vancouver, VPD, Vancouver Community Policing Centres, Vancouver Coastal Health, Translink, representatives from the Provincial Government, BC Chiefs of Police and the BC Coroner Service) to help build further awareness of the increased risk of pedestrian crashes at this time of year.

That said no one sets out to hurt someone. We all share the responsibility for being safe on the roads whether we’re driving or walking. With this message in mind, ICBC produced a radio ad “Nobody wins” and will be giving away pedestrian safety reflectors throughout B.C.

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Vancouver Police Museum Guided Tour

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We had the privilege of going to the Vancouver Police Museum today, located at 240 E. Cordova St. As soon as we entered in, we felt the historic nature of the museum as long display cases lined the rustic corridors of the old building. We were greeted by a warm smile at the front desk by our friendly tour guide Yuka, who guided us through the twists and turns of the museum.

We started out with a tour of the old morgue, where the remains of human bodies were stored. Connected to the morgue was the autopsy room, where the dissection of over 20,000 bodies were conducted. An incinerator could be seen near the operating table where the organs of dead corpses were burned. Yuka led us back to the morgue where rows of exhibits on interesting yet gruesome murder cases such as the Milkshake murder was displayed. Yuka carefully explained a select group of cases in great detail, painting a vivid image of the crime scene into our minds.

An eerie and musty smell lingered in the air as we exited the morgue area into a room displaying illegal weapons, counterfeit currency and drugs.  After an explanation and a chance to closely examine the various display cases, we found ourselves in the largest room of the museum with multiple exhibits demonstrating the capabilities of the Emergency Response Team (ERT), the history of female police officers as well as a wall hung with the fallen officers of the VPD. A large case filled with police costumes allowed us to dress up and take memorable photos at the museum. Yuka concluded the tour at this as we said our goodbyes and took one more look at the exhibits around the museum.

We would like to thank the Vancouver Police Museum and our tour guide Yuka for allowing us to explore and discover the rich history of the VPD. We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone interested with policing, safety and learning about the exciting history of the VPD in Vancouver.

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Vancouver Police Marine Unit Tour

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With clear blue skies overhead, we entered the VPD marine squad unit located on 209 E waterfront road. After being greeted by our two lovely officers, we were brought into a room where they showed us informational, hilarious yet meaningful videos on the projector screen. At the end of each video, they gave us time to ask questions in order for us to understand their jobs a little more. We were then escorted into a room filled with water gear and given special lightweight lifejackets to wear. The boat that we climbed in was large with two stories- we all chose to sit on the top deck as the weather was beautiful. The ride around the local waters was a bliss, the officers went through their routine routes and also took us to many scenic sites including breathtaking views of downtown Vancouver, Kit’s beach, UBC and Granville Island. The tour was exciting yet eye opening at the same time as were able to learn a lot about the marine squad and their work through this hands on experience. Shout out to @VPDMarineUnit for organizing the tour!

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