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Here4Peers: Teens Supporting Teens with Mental Health

Here4Peers: Teens Supporting Teens with Mental Health

When the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, everyone quickly took stock of the toll it was going to take on millions of individual’s physical health. But what also became apparent in the early stages of the pandemic was the significant toll it was going to […]

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Project 529 Reduces Bike Theft In Vancouver By 40%

Constable Rob Brunt has been a proud member of the Vancouver Police Department for over 30 years. It had been a life-long dream of his to join the VPD after receiving a pretend police driver’s licence from a VPD officer during a visit to Stanley Park […]

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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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