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$1.2 Million Granted to Community Programs in 2021

We are very proud to have completed our 2021 granting cycle and excited to announce we recently granted nearly $1.2 million to 78 incredible community programs across Vancouver. Through this annual grant program, individual VPD officers apply for funding to develop and manage programs to address […]

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The Windermere Running Club Receives Incredible Support from Kintec Footwear

 The success stories coming out of the Windermere Running Club have caught the attention of Kintec Footwear, who recently came on as a generous partner of the Vancouver Police Foundation and the Windermere Running Club. Founded in 2017 by VPD Constable Mariya Zhalovaga, School Liaison […]

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Welcome new PSDs!

The four new canine recruits were officially “sworn in” to the VPD on January 13 by Chief Const. Adam Palmer.  PSD Ghost, Cash, Dak and Solo are all German Shepherds and graduated from the intensive 16-week VPD training and dog handling course. They have now joined […]

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Grant Spotlight: Her Time

Flash cars, high fashion, expensive jewelry, fine dining. For some people, the “allure” of gang life is hard to resist. It appears to offer easy money and riches most couldn’t dream of. The reality is far different and much harsher. Often overlooked are the women who […]

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Member Spotlight: Cst. Byron Yee

Cst. Byron Yee has been with the VPD for nearly 20 years. He currently is the Chinatown-Gastown Neighbourhood Police Officer. For the past five years, Byron has been working with individuals and businesses in these neighbourhoods to build a stronger relationship with the VPD and address […]

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Above and Beyond: Sgt. Lorna Berndsen

Sgt. Lorna Berndsen started her working life as a dental hygienist but wasn’t challenged by the job. Each day’s sameness and the limited ability to make a difference (people have to choose to floss!) caused her to switch careers and join the VPD. She was drawn […]

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Meet the VPF Board!

The Vancouver Police Foundation recently held its annual general meeting, and we are delighted to announce that Dr. Sherri Magee is the new Board Chair. She replaces outgoing Chair John Montalbano, who has served as Chair for the past two years. John will remain on the […]

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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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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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