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45th Anniversary Blog Series Part 4: VPF 2016 – 2021

45th Anniversary Blog Series Part 4: VPF 2016 – 2021

Building a Safer Vancouver Together This year we are proud to be celebrating our 45th anniversary. That’s 45 years of serving this great city and supporting the goals of the Vancouver Police Department as they go above and beyond. While we do not fund essential policing […]

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A Conversation with VPD Deputy Chief Constable Fiona Wilson

A Conversation with VPD Deputy Chief Constable Fiona Wilson

The first woman hired by the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) was a matron (to care for female prisoners) in 1904 and the first policewoman, as they were then called, was hired in 1912. There are now more than 500 female officers with the VPD, including many […]

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Breaking Down Barriers with a New Visual Aid Card

Breaking Down Barriers with a New Visual Aid Card

  Over the last year the Vancouver Police Foundation has proudly funded a number of brand-new impactful programs – all of which are spearheaded by VPD sworn and civilian professional members when they see a need in the community. One of these innovative new programs resulted […]

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45th Anniversary Blog Series Part 3: 2010-2015

45th Anniversary Blog Series Part 3: 2010-2015

Building a Safer Vancouver Together This year we are proud to be celebrating our 45th anniversary. That’s 45 years of serving this great city and supporting the goals of the Vancouver Police Department as they go above and beyond. While we do not fund essential policing […]

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Food for Families in Need

Food for Families in Need

VPD Cst. Mariya Zhalovaga was a School Liaison Officer for the past five years at Windermere Secondary School and with the support of Foundation donors, she developed not one, but two programs to support youth and their families in that neighbourhood. In addition to the Windermere […]

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45th Anniversary Blog Series Part 2:  2000 – 2010

45th Anniversary Blog Series Part 2: 2000 – 2010

Building a Safer Vancouver Together This year we are proud to be celebrating our 45th anniversary. That’s 45 years of serving this great city and supporting the goals of the Vancouver Police Department as they go above and beyond. While we do not fund essential policing […]

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VPD’s ‘We Care’ Blankets – Protecting & Connecting with Vulnerable Citizens

VPD’s ‘We Care’ Blankets – Protecting & Connecting with Vulnerable Citizens

With unprecedented cold temperatures in Vancouver earlier this winter and chilly temperatures in the city again this week, a new program we funded in 2021 came to life at just the right time. Spearheaded by VPD Constable Thomas Nguyen, the We Care blankets program provides VPD […]

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45th Anniversary Blog Series Part 1:    VPF in the 1900s

45th Anniversary Blog Series Part 1: VPF in the 1900s

Building a Safer Vancouver Together This year we are proud to be celebrating our 45th anniversary. That’s 45 years of serving this great city and supporting the goals of the Vancouver Police Department as they go above and beyond. While we do not fund essential policing […]

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VPD’s Accredited Facility Dogs Support Employee Mental Health

VPD’s Accredited Facility Dogs Support Employee Mental Health

  Imagine being a police officer responding to a suicide call. Was the suicide event completed? Or was the individual still contemplating? Your mind is racing as you evaluate all possible outcomes. Now imagine being a police officer and your everyday duty is to investigate child […]

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Strathcona CPC and the Strathcona Backpack Program

Strathcona CPC and the Strathcona Backpack Program

On the last day of school before the holiday break, the Strathcona Community Centre, in partnership with the Strathcona Community Policing Centre (Strathcona CPC), hosted a special event for all families that participate in the Strathcona Backpack program. There were interactive holiday activities such as candle-making […]

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