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If the crime you are reporting is an emergency, call 911.
If the crime you are reporting is not an emergency, you can call the non-emergency line at 604-525-5411 or attend our Front Counter at 555 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC.
We see the results of crime in the daily news. We may also see the victims of crime and feel their suffering, their anger, their confusion and their frustration. Our Victim Assistance and Emergency Social Services Unit supports victims of crime and trauma along with their families.
We support victims of all crime categories, including homicide, assault, domestic violence, sexual assault, robbery, break and enter, theft and motor vehicle accidents. Police frequently use this service to support surviving family members following a sudden death notification, to assist a woman and her children to access a transition house and to assist people evacuated from their home following a fire.
Peoples’ needs following a traumatic event can be complex and varied. We tailor our support services according to each person’s own priorities.
Services include the following:
The Unit is available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Referrals come from the police and from community agencies. Services are provided by our professional staff and by trained volunteer caseworkers. Individuals requesting assistance can contact the service directly by phoning 604-529-2525 or email VAU@nwpolice.org.
Under the operational direction of the New Westminster Police Department, working in liaison with the New Westminster Victim Assistance Association, staff and volunteers provide integrated services to reduce the impact of crime and trauma on victims and their families in New Westminster.
We envision New Westminster as a community where all victims have improved safety and reduced risk of further victimization, access to the support, the information and referrals they need to assist in their recovery and enhance their willingness to participate with the criminal justice system.
Phone: 604-529-2525 Fax: 604-529-2478