With the onset of cold weather and icy road conditions, in December the VPD issued a timely reminder to watch for young students coming and going from schools around the city. The VPD drew attention to the importance of the Vancouver School Safety Patrol in helping to keep kids safe.
The VPF provided a $15,000 donation to the patrol, funding the program through 2013.
“The challenges of student pedestrian safety have only grown since the initiative began in 1935, making support for programs like this more important than ever,” says Patti Bacchus, the Board of Education Chair.
Currently, there are 35 active patrols in the Vancouver School District, with approximately 1,300 students participating.
The Vancouver Police Foundation supports programs and initiatives that fall under one of four pillars: Youth Programs, Mental Health & Addictions, Community Outreach & Engagement, and Technology & Special Equipment. You can help build a safer Vancouver by donating to the Vancouver Police Foundation.