Whether it’s a global health pandemic, a years-long opioid crisis, protests, Olympics, global terrorism, human trafficking, cybercrime, fraud and more, the officers of the Vancouver Police Department are dedicated to keeping Vancouver safe and thriving.
These men and women regularly put themselves in danger to keep the rest of us safe. While we are generally trained (or instinctively) run from danger, the police run toward it. While most of us lie safe in our beds at night, the police are answering calls for service around the clock. In fact, the Vancouver Police Department answers more calls for service each year than fire and ambulance combined!
Policing is fundamentally about people. It’s about calls for help from people. It’s about answering those calls by people. It’s about people who put on their uniform and leave spouses, children, siblings, parents and other family behind to run toward danger if it’s called for. It’s about people who go above and beyond and volunteer to help those less fortunate in our city. It’s about people who become police officers because they want to help people.
This week is National Police Week, and the Vancouver Police Foundation salutes all of the members of the VPD for their service and their selfless dedication to our communities. Sworn officer or civilian, they all do amazing work, and we at the VPF are so grateful.
We invite you to share your own message of thanks, comfort or encouragement. At the end of this week, we will compile those messages and share them with the VPD and its officers. We are all in this together, and words of encouragement go a long way!
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