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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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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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