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2015 Funded Projects


Community Outreach & Engagement

Victim Services’ Trauma Dog Program

$10,000

Project Summary

Start-up costs associated with VPD victim services trauma assistance dog for 2 years.

Gift Certificates for the Taurus Club

$500

Project Summary

Allowing the Taurus Club Executive to purchase gift certificate given out at their annual Spring and Christmas luncheons.

Initiatives to Enhance the Safety of Sex Trade Workers

$16,000

Project Summary

Providing assistance for women, men and transgender people who live and work in high-risk environments, by providing identification and supplies that enhance their safety and well-being, while strengthening their relationship with the VPD.

Lunch with the Chief

$6,000

Project Summary

Opportunity for Downtown Eastside citizens to meet, socialize and hear stories and information from the Chief Constable, VPD Management Team and frontline members who police their community.

Business Crime Prevention Tips Pamphlet and Blog

$25,000

Project Summary

Project funds the printing of 100,000 crime prevention pamphlets aimed to reduce business crime by decreasing risk factors.

Cops for Cancer Tour De Coast

$5,000

Project Summary

Financial assistance for VPD promotional material for Cops for Cancer Tour De Coast, which raises funds for pediatric cancer research and kids programs.

Vancouver Bike Registry

$15,000

Project Summary

A five-year joint project between the Vancouver Police Department and the City of Vancouver, aimed at reducing bike theft and returning stolen bikes to their owners.

VPD Community Policing Centre Training

$6,000

Project Summary

Provide training to Community Policing volunteers.

VPD Family Day

$9,000

Project Summary

To host the 3rd Annual VPD Family Day in September 2015. The event will allow sworn, civilian and retired members to come together and socialize with their family members.

VPD Member Appreciation & VPF Promotional Event

$21,000

Project Summary

To provide food for on-duty VPD Members during the Celebration of Light evenings. The event is the largest and most challenging VPD deployment of the year.

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Mental Health & Addictions

Know Your Source

$18,000

Project Summary

Public awareness campaign designed to reduce the number of deaths attributed to Fentanyl, a synthetic narcotic that is 50-100 times more toxic than other narcotics.

2016 Prescription Drugs Drop Off Program

$5,000

Project Summary

Funding to help maximize public awareness and participation in support of the National Prescription Drug Drop-off Program.

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Technology & Special Equipment

Agile Mesh Camera, Extender and Portable Controller

$75,000

Project Summary

Expanding and enhancing the current camera system deployed with the Mobile Command Vehicle.

Emergency Response Team Tactical Emergency Medical Support Program

$20,000

Project Summary

In support of special Medical Kits for the implementation of a new Medical Support Program for the Emergency Response Team members.

K9 Camera System

$40,797

Project Summary

Specially designed backpack camera that will attach to a Police Service Dog and would assist the Emergency Response Team in making searches safer, faster and more efficient.

Compact Inflatable Boat, Engine, and Trailer

$47,000

Project Summary

Purchase of an inflatable boat that will allow members from the Marine Unit to access shallow water and isolated water areas within Vancouver.

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Youth Programs

VPD Police Athletic League – Funding for Elementary School Sports Jerseys

$20,000

Project Summary

Purchase of school jerseys for 675 children in 25 Vancouver Elementary Schools. Continued funding for the project will allow thousands of Vancouver students to play in branded school jerseys for the next 5-10 years.

2015 Ray-Cam Community Soapbox Derby

$6,000

Project Summary

To host the 2nd Annual Ray-Cam Community Soapbox Derby for inner city youth and participants of the Naskarz Program.

Strathcona Kids 911 Education Event

$2,000

Project Summary

One-day 'Kids Safety Fair' held in the summer. This is a collaboration between the VPD & the Chinese Community Policing Centre. The event will host 300 kids aged 5-12 in the Strathcona neighbourhood.

KidLink, KidSafe’s Youth Transition Program

$20,000

Project Summary

KidLink Program supports the healthy development and one-on-one engagement with vulnerable youth in Vancouver, and enables smooth transition from elementary to secondary school.

Know Means No

$14,500

Project Summary

A youth-at-risk program aimed to prevent violence, while encouraging personal safety for young women. Know Means No was developed by Yo Bro Youth Initiative.

Aboriginal Pulling Together Journey

$15,000 (3 year commitment – $5,000 per year)

Project Summary

Each year, 50-75 Aboriginal Youths paddle alongside police officers in traditional canoes, visiting Aboriginal communities and celebrating their culture. The goal of the program is to demonstrate the pride in VPD members of aboriginal heritage and to improve relationships between the VPD and aboriginal communities.

NewKids Vancouver: Youth Police Academy

$5,000

Project Summary

NewKids Vancouver aims to develop a sense of identity and belonging for Vancouver youth. The program focuses on instilling education and awareness around law enforcement through peer and police mentorship, to avert the risk of criminal or gang involvement.

VPD Student Challenge

$30,000 (3 year commitment – $10,000 per year)

Project Summary

The VPD Student Challenge Program will allow 48 youth from all socio-economic backgrounds to have the opportunity to participate in activities promoting pro-social values and the development of life skills.

Total Respect of Ourselves and Others (TROO)

$12,500

Project Summary

The first of its kind in BC, and second in Canada, this new program is designed to address the issue of sexting among youth. In partnership with Children of the Street Society, the VPD’s Youth Services Unit will run a full-day session (4 times a year) for youth who have been “caught” sexting.

Bridging the Gap: Vancouver’s Youth and the Law

$40,755

Project Summary

A new permanent exhibit at the Vancouver Police Museum which will offer students and the public an opportunity to explore the story of how the VPD strives to engage with the youth of Vancouver.

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