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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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VSU Flight Kits: Restoring Dignity & Providing Care

VSU Flight Kits: Restoring Dignity & Providing Care

The VPD’s Victim Services Unit (VSU) is comprised of highly trained civilian professionals that are available to provide free and confidential support to victims, witnesses, and family members affected by crime and trauma. They can offer this critical support while still on-scene of a very recent […]

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VPD Cadet Profile: Trinity Randazzo

VPD Cadet Profile: Trinity Randazzo

Trinity Randazzo is a grade 11 student at Gladstone Secondary in Vancouver and a first year VPD Cadet. She discovered the Cadet program through her older sister Alicia – who was the first VPD Cadet in family. Alicia joined in hopes of getting a head start […]

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Paying It Forward: Floor Hockey for Kids

Paying It Forward: Floor Hockey for Kids

The Floor Hockey for Kids program gives back to the community that once supported VPD Sgt Terry Parmar   VPD Sergeant Terry Parmar grew up in East Vancouver and regularly participated in youth programs, including drop-in floor hockey, at Hastings Community Centre. His family was similar […]

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VPF 45th Anniversary Blog Series Part 5: Thank You!

VPF 45th Anniversary Blog Series Part 5: Thank You!

Thank you for 45 incredible years! Since 1976, thanks to the support of generous donors and partners, the Vancouver Police Foundation has granted over $12 million to more than 240 innovative and impactful programs. That’s 45 incredible years of supporting Vancouver Police officers as they go […]

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VPF Announces a Commitment of $1.6 Million in Grants for 2022

VPF Announces a Commitment of $1.6 Million in Grants for 2022

We are very proud to have completed our 2022 granting cycle and excited to announce we recently committed more than $1.6 million to 119 incredible community programs across Vancouver. Through this annual grant program, individual VPD officers apply for funding to develop and manage programs and […]

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