Vancouver Police Department's "Project Access" will allow entry into residential buildings in emergencies

Dec 19 2017, 10:53 am

The Vancouver Police Department has announced the launch of “Project Access” – a project intended to provide police with a secure method of entry intro residential buildings in need of immediate assistance.

Starting this month, police will be partnering with building strata and rental companies in order to better assist Vancouverites in getting the police resources they need in the event of an emergency.

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.”

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