Community Safety & Support
The North Shore BIA are a key partner in solution finding for our business community.
We work on behalf of you by being a partner in the Community Action Team Task Force, Our Executive Director Chairs the Safe and Secure Kamloops Working Group; we liaise with community organizations, advocating for enhancements and programs that increase perceptive safety.
This page hosts resources and links for Businesses on the Shore.
CAP Team North Shore
The CAP North Shore team has being cancelled for 2020: Our focus will be on directing feedback and issues directly to the RCMP, thorugh the portal, or agencies via the contact information found in these pages.
Please call the RCMP at 911 for violent issues which pose potential risk to human safety or have the potential to damage property in excess of 5,000.00. For non-emergency issues, where you wish to have RCMP respond, please call 250.828.3000.
Non-Violent Reporting Website for RCMP and Community Policing
Non-Violent Incident Report website (the RCMP will not reply to this report)
RCMP Business Resources
Kamloops RCMP provide business awareness and education tools through the Community Policing Service. Find out more by visiting this page.. (click here)
Kamloops Central BIA’s – Business Safety Guide
This is an excellent resource booklet produced by the Downtown BIA. Click Here to view it
Call Out List for Issues
|Emergency; Risk of Violence; Theft or Damage over $5,000.
|RCMP: Non-Emergency Criminal Behavior, non-illegal activities, request response. Priority one 8 mins, Priority Two - 10 minutes, Priority three - 60+ minutes
|By-Law: Non-Emergency By-Law Infractions.
|Street Outreach: ASK Wellness Society
Working with community to address social concerns related to homelessness. Connecting street entrenched persons to housing and health services.
|SHOP Outreach: ASK Wellness Society
Working with community to address social concerns related to Sex Work. Connecting vulnerable women to health and housing options.
|Youth Outreach: Interior Community Services
Connecting street entrenched youth to age appropriate services and resources.
|Overdose Prevention: ASK Wellness Society
Harm reduction equipment,
Needle pick up, Access to Naloxone Kits.
|Overdose Prevention: Interior Health Authority
|Kamloops Crime Prevention
Crime Prevention and Education.
Please note most the links within this page are external. As such, we are not responsible for updating or maintaining their content.
If you find a discarded needle(s) or other drug-related materials in the downtown core or the North Shore, ASK Wellness at: 778-257-1292 or email ODP433@askwellness.ca
Interior Health, The City Of Kamloops, both BIAs and community partners are all working to minimize the impacts of sharps in our communities. Resources are available for Business and Community leaders to act, to raise awareness and to reach out as required.
Toolkit for Safe Sharps Disposal – IHA PDF
Sharps Disposal Fact Sheet – PDF
Video Surveillance Guidelines
Some business owners consider the installation of video recording systems for enhanced security needs. This document outlines what you should think about before you move to a video or audio surveillance system.(Video Surveillance Guidelines – 2019)
Graffiti on public property can be resolved by the Graffiti Task Force. The task force can also cover graffiti on private property for a very reasonable fee. Find more information through this link.
Graffiti Proof Bins.
The NSBIA has partnered with the City of Kamloops to provide commercial property owners with decorative Bins to replace those used by commercial clients of the City. the NSBIA provides 5 bins per year, and they are provided on a first come, first served basis. If you wish to order your own bin, you can do so by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lighting Programs (coming soon)
We are working with potential partners to provide affordable lighting solutions to business for energy conservation, security and other needs.
In 2020, the NSBIA will be working with our partners on a new Mural Program for the entire Shore. If you are a business owner who would like to participate, fill out the Mural interest form (coming soon) and submit it to email@example.com.
PRIDE on the Shore program
Each Spring and Fall the BIA will pay up to 50% of the cost of pressure washing or cleaning the signs, front, and sidewalk of your business to a maximum of $250.00. Dates and considerations for the program are announced in the member newsletter in March and September.