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Part 2: Her Time – Empowering Girls & Women Across BC

Part 2: Her Time – Empowering Girls & Women Across BC

As you may recall from Part One a couple weeks ago, the Her Time program is an anti-gang initiative started in 2017 by two incredible female VPD officers: Sergeant Sandy Avelar and Detective Anisha Myette. Today, we take a closer look at the impact Her Time […]

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2023 VPD Canine Calendars Now Available

2023 VPD Canine Calendars Now Available

It’s that time of year again – the brand new 2023 VPD Canine Calendar just arrived and is on sale now for just $15! Featuring 14 VPD canine heroes, the 2023 calendar shows off the pups both at work and at play. CLICK HERE TO BUY […]

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Part 1: Her Time’s Sergeant Sandy Avelar & Detective Anisha Myette

Part 1: Her Time’s Sergeant Sandy Avelar & Detective Anisha Myette

On this 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl, we turn our attention to a powerhouse pair of dedicated and determined female VPD officers who launched a first-of-its-kind program to prevent adolescent and adult women from joining gang life and support females looking to […]

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VPD Cadet Profile: Travis’ Story of Tragedy & Perseverance

VPD Cadet Profile: Travis’ Story of Tragedy & Perseverance

We recently had the opportunity to get to know Travis – a grade 11 high school student who has just started his second year in the VPD Cadet program. We were fortunate to be able to get to know him through his own personal stories and […]

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Welcome Christian Chia as our new Board Chair

Welcome Christian Chia as our new Board Chair

The Vancouver Police Foundation is pleased to announce Christian Chia as our new Chair of the Board. Christian replaces outgoing Chair Dr. Sherri Magee, whose two-year term as Chair just concluded. Dr. Magee will remain on the VPF Board as Past-Chair and Trustee. As the founder […]

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Thanking Dr. Sherri Magee for her leadership

Thanking Dr. Sherri Magee for her leadership

For the past two years, Dr. Sherri Magee has served as the Vancouver Police Foundation’s Board Chair, the first female to hold this role in 45 years. Dr. Magee’s term hasn’t been the easiest, with the pandemic and the upheaval it caused as well as necessary […]

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Mounted Unit Spotlight: Interview Constable Laura Jacquet

Mounted Unit Spotlight: Interview Constable Laura Jacquet

Constable Laura Jacquet has been with the VPD for nearly 15 years including primarily working in Patrol in District 4 and on the Downtown Eastside. Most recently, she has spent the last 3.5 years with the Mounted Unit. We were lucky to sit down with Laura […]

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The next K9 Hero is…?

The next K9 Hero is…?

 It’s not every day that you have an opportunity to pick the next Police Dog!! OK, so in this case, it’s actually the Vancouver Police Foundation’s next symbolic adoption of a VPD Police Service Dog (PSD), but your vote will make a difference! The Vancouver […]

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Strathcona Bike Smart – Building Community and Safety

Strathcona Bike Smart – Building Community and Safety

While working in the Strathcona neighbourhood last summer, VPD Constables Nathan Johre and Chris Birkett saw kids of all ages and backgrounds simply having fun and being kids. They often encountered kids that were out for bike rides with their family or friends. But there was […]

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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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