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Personal Safety Kits Provided to 500 Community Members

Personal Safety Kits Provided to 500 Community Members

In response to changing populations and increased public violence in Vancouver’s downtown core in recent years, the Vancouver Police Foundation is proud to fund a new initiative in 2022 that provides vulnerable residents with a personal safety kit – completely free of charge. Each kit includes […]

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VPD Providing Emergency Phones to Vulnerable Individuals

VPD Providing Emergency Phones to Vulnerable Individuals

What would you do if you found yourself alone in a dangerous situation? You’d likely reach for your cell phone to call for help. But for thousands of marginalized people across Vancouver having a cell phone, even a simple calling-only one, isn’t always possible. For more […]

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VPF Grants: Building Relationships & Supporting Indigenous Communities

VPF Grants: Building Relationships & Supporting Indigenous Communities

Fostering an ongoing relationship with the Indigenous communities across Vancouver and beyond has been a priority for many years for both the Vancouver Police Foundation and the Vancouver Police Department. A process of listening, understanding and healing has been at work for decades with years of […]

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Keeping Grandma Safe – Raising Awareness about Elder Financial Abuse

Keeping Grandma Safe – Raising Awareness about Elder Financial Abuse

Too many seniors are being scammed out of their hard earned savings and assets. In response to more than a dozen incidents involving Vancouver seniors scammed out of money this past winter, Detective Constable Mariya Zhalovaga and Acting Sergeant Robert Dairon are ramping up efforts to […]

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Part 3: Insp. Colleen Yee & the Women’s Personal Safety Team

Part 3: Insp. Colleen Yee & the Women’s Personal Safety Team

Part 1: Insp. Colleen Yee – Protecting Her Vancouver Part 2: Insp. Colleen Yee – Making an Impact for 27 Years & Counting As we’ve learned through Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog series, Inspector Colleen Yee is one of the most accomplished female […]

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Part 2: VPD Inspector Colleen Yee – Making an Impact for 27 Years & Counting

Part 2: VPD Inspector Colleen Yee – Making an Impact for 27 Years & Counting

Last week we shared the moving story of how VPD Inspector Colleen Yee was inspired to become a police officer. Her innate instinct to be a protective presence in all aspects of her life led Colleen to a career in law enforcement where she could also […]

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Part 1: VPD Inspector Colleen Yee – Protecting Her Vancouver

Part 1: VPD Inspector Colleen Yee – Protecting Her Vancouver

Inspector Colleen Yee is one of the most accomplished female members at the Vancouver Police Department. With nearly 28 years on the job, Colleen has had extensive experience and success in nearly every section within the VPD and has grown through the ranks to be the […]

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VPF Food Vouchers: Gavin’s Incredible Story

VPF Food Vouchers: Gavin’s Incredible Story

Meet Gavin Crooks. He is a 57-year-old Vancouver resident who has navigated many challenges in his life. He has spent the better part of recent years battling a terminal illness without reliable housing, often sleeping outside, and without sufficient access to food. He would panhandle to […]

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Mental Health Week: Cst Michele McKnight on Supporting Mental Wellness

Mental Health Week: Cst Michele McKnight on Supporting Mental Wellness

VPD Constable Michele McKnight and her colleagues in the VPD Employee Wellness unit provide comprehensive support to all VPD staff through a peer support program, critical incident and stress management team and athletic therapy team. It is a total body and mind wellness approach – with […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: VPD Cadet Volunteer Mohammad Alyousef

Volunteer Spotlight: VPD Cadet Volunteer Mohammad Alyousef

In honour of National Volunteer Week, we turn the spotlight on an incredible VPD Cadet Volunteer – 19-year-old Mohammad Alyousef. In 2016 Mohammad and his family fled the war in Syria and came to Canada as refugees. They settled in Vancouver where Mohammad attended Sir Charles […]

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