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Bar Watch Program

The goal of this program is to discourage and ultimately prevent patrons from engaging in unlawful and uncivil behavior that endangers other patrons, staff and police within and outside licensed establishments. The key component of this program is the volunteer participation of the bar owners and operators and the sharing of information.

Under this program, bar staff scan an individual's driver's license prior to entry. If individuals are deemed to be an "undesirable" person or a "troublemaker", by virture of their overt behavior or involvement in serious and/or violent criminal activities, they are refused entry to the premises. Information collected on problematic patrons is shared amongst all Bar Watch Program within the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.

If you would like further information on the Bar Watch Program, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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