SEX WORK TOOLKIT
Tools for Sex Workers
If a Crime Has Been Committed
When an immediate response from police, fire or ambulance service is required, call 911. If you or others are in danger or if there is a crime in progress, don’t be afraid to call 911.
This non-emergency number should be used when an immediate response or dispatch of the police IS NOT required. This is the number to call if time has elapsed since the incident occurred or the crime suspect is not on the scene or you are calling about a nuisance issue (e.g. a noisy party or graffiti).
Report crimes online
In an effort to make reporting crimes easier and safer, the Vancouver Police Department has developed this on-line reporting system. The more information you provide, the more effective the police investigation. Please do not hesitate to use this form if you have knowledge of crimes or suspicious activities and for property crimes under $5,000. Police will NOT follow up personally with you.
Sex Industry Liaison Officer: 604-516-9854
Sex workers may feel more comfortable speaking with the Sex Industry Liaison Officer, Detective Constable Linda Malcolm. She provides a link between sex workers and the police, through support and intervention services.
Sister Watch: 604-215-4777
You can report violence against sex workers to The Sister Watch Project, a multi-faceted operation designed to combat violence against women in the Downtown Eastside.