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Police Launch Project Access

The Vancouver Police Department is launching Project Access to assist Vancouverites in getting the police resources they need in the event of an emergency.

Starting this month, police will be partnering with building strata and rental companies to provide police with a secure method of entry should a resident of their building need immediate assistance.

Under certain circumstances, officers will be able to contact the Emergency Communications Centre for Southwest British Columbia (E-Comm), who will provide entry into a building through a secure computerized system.

“With Project Access, in the event of an emergency, police will be able to gain immediate access to buildings that were previously inaccessible by emergency services,” says VPD Inspector Scott Thompson. “Seconds count when your safety is at risk, and we will be able to get you the resources you need.”