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Monthly archive for August 2020

Trailblazers of the VPD: Women in Blue

Women in Blue is a comprehensive history of women in the VPD from 1904 (as it turns out) through 1975. For decades, VPD history noted that the first females were hired in 1912, but it turns out four matrons were hired between 1904 and 1912. The […]

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Cadet Spotlight: Jasleen

Jasleen Bahia is an alumna of the VPD Cadet program. But not just any alumna. She finished the program as a Grade 12 student with Cadet Class 5 in 2019 and was also the Cadet Inspector – the highest-ranking Cadet. She learned about VPD Cadets because […]

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WPST: You Couldn’t Get a Better Group To Do It!

We recently shared the story of the incredible VPD Women’s Personal Safety Team and how they responded to a community request to tailor their program to accommodate a group of visually impaired people. We asked Kerry-Anne Horgan of the WPST how it went. She said it was amazing. […]

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It had nothing to do with gender; it had everything to do with the job.

Carolyn Daley was the first woman to be appointed as a Deputy Chief for the Vancouver Police Department. Based on that alone, one would think it’d be an easy guess as to why she undertook a 17 + year labour of love to document the history […]

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