Operation SECURUS

Good security makes good business sense. Along with other risks, such as accidents or natural disasters, the possibility of terrorist activity must be considered as part of a business risk management plan.

The RCMP and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service have partnered with the Vancouver Police Department in Operation SECURUS to bring about a coordinated and comprehensive approach to the protection of assets.

You know your business, and you know when something doesn't look right. When you report your concerns, you help to protect your business, and to keep all Canadians safe.

Operation SECURUS: What is it?

Operation SECURUS is a partnership between law enforcement and businesses. Its purpose is to identity, inform and build relationships with businesses that provide a service, or product, that may assist a criminal or terrorist group in carrying out an attack, and aims to protect people, critical infrastructure and key resources throughout British Columbia.

Businesses participating in Operation SECURUS become important links in our crime prevention efforts.

Operation SECURUS provides education and awareness tools that will assist in recognizing suspicious activities or encounters in their day-to-day operations. Suspicious activity or behavior depends on context. Proprietors, operators and employees have a wealth of knowledge about their businesses and are in the best position to identify what should be considered unusual or odd in their workplaces.

Participating agencies

Operation SECURUS information session offered to those who work or volunteer at the Vancouver International Airport

Location: Vancouver International Airport 3211 Grant McConachie Way Richmond, BC

Topics to include:

  • Introduction to National Security
  • Current status
  • Insider threats
  • Active Shooter / Active Threat
  • SECURUS Reporting

Please bring YVR employee identification

Future information sessions may include the following topics:

  • Personnel Security
  • Situational Awareness
  • Insider Threats
  • Current crime trends and methods of operation
  • Cybercrime
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
  • Robbery Prevention
  • Bomb Threats
  • Suspicious packages
  • Active Shooter
  • Preparing for/recovering from an emergency
  • Recognizing and Reporting Suspicious Activity

For details and to register please contact securus@rcmp-grc.gc.ca


The Vancouver International Airport is Canada's second busiest airport, and a critical component of British Columbia's transportation infrastructure. YVR is home to over 26,000 employees, each making a vital contribution to the daily operations, safety and efficiency of the airport.

Operation SECURUS YVR is a Counter-Terrorism/Criminal Activity awareness program that encourages enhanced vigilance within Vancouver International Airport. You are invited to participate in an information session offered to business owners and employees working at the airport.

If you work, or volunteer, at the Vancouver International Airport then you are invited to attend an awareness session which will include information on how to recognise and report unusual or suspicious behaviour.

See the calendar for available information sessions and how to sign up.

Contact us

Where can I get more information?

You can get more information by emailing securus@rcmp-grc.gc.ca or by calling Operation SECURUS at 778-290-4273.

Your vigilance is the key to everyone's safety.

Report a crime

What can I do if I recognize something suspicious?

Let your experience guide you. You are in the best position to know if something is unusual.Does anything seem odd or unusual? Is there anything out of place? Are you suspicious?

If so, REPORT your suspicions by contacting your local police, Crime Stoppers, at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or on their website, or dial 911 in an emergency. Calls to Crime Stoppers are answered 24/7. Every call is taken seriously and you have the option to remain anonymous. You may also call the National Security Information Network at 1-800-420-5805.

We do not accept reports of crime on the Operation SECURUS website

To report a crime, or for immediate police assistance, contact your local RCMP detachment or the police service of jurisdiction in your area.

Operation SECURUS is a team effort. We all have a part to play in ensuring the safety of our community and reducing the risk to the safety of British Columbians overall.

You Know Your Clients. You Know What's Suspicious. You Know What Is Unusual.

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