Creating a Vital Link Between the VPD & Our Community
“When the public needs help, they call the police. When the VPD needs help, they call the Vancouver Police Foundation.
– Jim Chu, Former Chief Constable, Vancouver Police Department”
In 1976, a group of Vancouver citizens and business leaders recognized the need for new and creative ideas in policing – initiatives that were not affordable within the VPD’s regular operating budget. They established the Vancouver Police Foundation – a registered charity that works in partnership with the VPD to fund programs that reduce crime, increase safety, and put a human face on policing.
Through the vision of our founders, and the generous funding from our supporters, the Foundation has, to date, granted over $8 million towards ground-breaking outreach programs and innovative policing equipment. The Foundation also works to increase awareness of the everyday heroic actions of the men and women of the VPD.
The Vancouver Police Foundation is a registered charitable organization (BN 89022-6178-RR0001), as well as a non-profit Society.
The Vancouver Police Foundation fosters partnerships with the public to enhance the Vancouver Police Department’s capacity to save lives, prevent crime and build safer communities.
Disclaimer: The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees which is solely responsible for governance, operations and the election of directors. Members are annual supporters of the Foundation who participate in informational updates and meetings, and assist in spreading the word about the various activities and initiatives that the Vancouver Police Foundation is involved with.