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A Thank You Message from Linda Malcolm, VPD Sex Industry Liaison Officer

A Thank You Message from Linda Malcolm, VPD Sex Industry Liaison Officer

To the Vancouver Police Foundation members: This is a special thank you for your generous funding that was provided to positively impact the lives of many of the women working in the sex industry, predominately in the Downtown Eastside. Your funding has touched the lives of […]

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VPF Joins Emergency Response Team in Support of 26th Annual Larry Young Memorial Run

Sunday, May 26th 9:00 am 5 km Walk / 9:30 am 5 km Run Start and Finish: HMCS Discovery, 1200 Stanley Park Drive The Vancouver Police Foundation is proud to join the Vancouver Police Emergency Response Team in support of the 26th Annual Larry Young Memorial […]

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VPD Mounted Unit’s Two Newest Members: Turbo and London

INSPECTOR SCOTT THOMPSON DISTRICT ONE COMMANDER  I want to welcome you and our guests, Mr. Wynne Powell, the CEO of London Drugs, and Valarie MacLean of the Vancouver Police Foundation to the Vancouver Police Mounted Unit. I also want to acknowledge North Command Superintendent Andy Hobbs of the VPD who […]

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VPF Funds Riot Poster

VPF Funds Riot Poster

On November 16th the VPD launched a poster campaign to enlist the public’s support in identifying suspected rioters. During a 12-hour period, a team of 150 volunteers distributed 35,000 posters featuring photos of 104 suspected rioters. Reaction to the poster was tremendous. People came down from […]

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VPF Keeps Kids Safe at Queen Alexandra Elementary

VPF  Keeps Kids Safe at Queen Alexandra Elementary

This summer, the VPF awarded $25,000 to KidSafe, an organization that provides nurturing safe havens for vulnerable inner-city children when schools are traditionally closed. Our funding helped KidSafe provide 280 hours of programming to 350 at risk children and youth. We recently heard back from them […]

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Chief Jim Chu and Inspector Les Yeo Unveil new Riot Round-Up Poster

Chief Jim Chu and Inspector Les Yeo unveil a new poster featuring unidentified rioters, which was funded by the Vancouver Police Foundation.

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35,000 posters picturing Stanley Cup riot suspects distributed by VPD

35,000 posters picturing Stanley Cup riot suspects distributed by VPD

From The Vancouver Sun – November 16, 2011 Link to Article in the vancouversun.com VANCOUVER – The Vancouver police department is blitzing the Lower Mainland with 35,000 posters featuring pictures of 104 suspects from the Stanley Cup riot whom police have yet to identify. Police Chief […]

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ARV Aids In Armed Standoff

From The Vancouver Sun – September 28, 2011 http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Vancouver+police+investigating+gunshots/5466199/story.html VANCOUVER – An armed stand-off near 45th and Fraser ended Tuesday evening when Vancouver Police found the gunman dead from a self-inflicted wound. Const. Lindsey Houghton said police worked for hours to make contact with the 20-year-old […]

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Passing of Dr. Joseph Cohen, Former Chairman of the VPF

Passing of Dr. Joseph Cohen, Former Chairman of the VPF

On June 15, we were sad to hear of the passing of Dr. Joseph Cohen, a former Chairman of the Vancouver Police Foundation. In addition to being known for his business savvy, Dr. Cohen was dedicated to his community, and especially to the Vancouver Police Department. […]

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