Gibsons Business Watch

The Gibsons Business Watch (GBW) was formed to support small business within the Town of Gibsons, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is a volunteer-driven program, which provides the Town’s bylaw services with additional eyes and ears in Gibsons’ business areas.

Under the direction and control of the Town’s Director of Corporate Services, volunteers will monitor Gibsons’ commercial areas from their vehicles and report any criminal or suspicious activity to a designated phone number or the RCMP.

The safety of the GBW volunteers is paramount. Accordingly, they will not become actively involved in any situations that they observe. Detailed operating procedures have been developed for the program, and failure to follow these procedures could result in dismissal from the program.

04-02-2020 Press Release Gibsons Business Watch Launched


Terms of Reference

To learn about the minimum requirements to become a volunteer, the structure of the program, its operating procedures, remuneration and how to apply to become a volunteer participant, please read the following Terms of Reference:

Gibsons Business Watch Volunteer Program:Terms of Reference

 

How to Apply

To apply to become a volunteer with the Gibsons Business Watch, please read, complete and sign the application form below and then return by email to clerk@gibsons.ca or by hand to Town Hall (please drop through the mail slot at 474 South Fletcher Way).

Gibsons Business Watch Volunteer Program Application

You must also submit a recent criminal record check, which may be completed online by following the link below. You will receive an email response to your request, which may be forwarded to clerk@gibsons.ca:

Click here to start your electronic Criminal Record Check.

*Note: the website linked above is not always performing as desired. If, while undertaking a Criminal Record Check, you are asked to print a form and then take it to the post office for ID verification, please contact the Town at clerk@gibsons.ca. We will make alternate arrangements to verify your ID.