In early 2004, the City teamed up with ESRI Canada and Latitude Geographics to develop COSMOS (City of Surrey’s Mapping Online System), the gateway to Surrey’s GIS. COSMOS was launched internally in September 2004, and externally to the general public in March of 2005, resulting in worldwide usage that staff members could not have dreamed possible at the conception of the Drafting Section. Like most web-based mapping applications, COSMOS allows users to query, view, and print a wide range of City information such as zoning, utilities, parks, roads, recreation facilities, other points of interest, and aerial photography. One of the most popular aspects of COSMOS is the ability for users to create and print their own maps. Continue reading »
Folks, it’s that time of year (Tax Season) when scam artists are most active. Police warn the public about an “emerging” and relatively sophisticated phone fraud scheme which has already cost at least five victims in Toronto more than $5 million, and which might already be targeting people elsewhere in Canada. Continue reading »
The following post is sent on behalf of the RCMP Block Watch Coordinator for South Surrey
Good afternoon Block Watch groups!
I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend and stayed relatively dry! Please send this email along with attachments to your fellow Block Watch members.
1- Join our TEAM! Surrey RCMP is looking for new volunteers! See attached Surrey RCMP news release or check out our Surrey RCMP website for qualifications.2- Emergency Preparedness Block Watch Bulletin- In light of recent storms and the Tsunami warnings it’s a good time to get organized. Links to our Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program are in the attachment.3- Block Watch reporting- It’s important for all members of your group to know this number so they can advise the call taker when making their report, and for your members to be eligible for a home insurance discount (depending on your provider). [Wills Creek Block Watch Number is 5-381]NOTICE- Reporting Code D5_Form_1 copy
Reminders:* We have seen an increase in theft from mailboxes over the last couple of weeks. Whenever possible, pick up your mail daily or switch to online billing. If you see any suspicious people or vehicles please report to the police right away, try and take note of vehicle descriptions/license plates, direction of travel etc.
* We are still seeing reports of residential Break and Enters happening with entry being made using garage door openers that have been left in vehicles. Please remove those every night. Your garage door opener is essentially a key to your house.
*Non-Emergency 604-599-0502 or 911 for emergencies/crimes in progress
Thank you for all that you do,
LeanneLeanne BruceCommunity Programs CoordinatorSurrey RCMP-GRCSouth Surrey – District 5
Stats for mail theft have just been released for Aug 1- Oct 31, 2017 :
Reported mail theft counts for South Surrey have decreased over the past 3 months. The most targeted seem to be apartment/townhouse complexes and community mailboxes. With the holiday season upon us, we typically do see an increase in thefts over the winter months. Criminals have been known to follow the Canada Post truck around and as packages are being delivered, they snatch them up for themselves.
Some helpful tips in preventing mailbox theft:
1. Pick up your mail as soon as possible after it gets delivered. Do NOT leave it in your car2. Have packages delivered to your workplace, or to someone who you know is home during delivery times3. Avoid sending cash or gift cards in the mail4. Try getting your credit card statements or bills sent to you electronically5. Shred documents that contain personal information – We have several Shred A Thon dates throughout Surrey every year to combat fraud and identity theft.
6. Contact police immediately if you see any suspicious activity around a mailbox.Surrey non-emergency number 604-599-0502 or 911 for crimes in progress. * If you see any overturned or vandalized Canada Post community mailboxes you can contact them directly at 1-800-267-1177 * as well as report it to the non-emergency number.
Thank you for your commitment to community, see attached PDF for more information.
LeanneLeanne BruceCommunity Programs Coordinator andSent on behalf of the Safety and Security Committee“Creating Community – Experience the Difference”