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Community Champions

PPE (personal protective equipment) has never been in greater demand. For those of us frustrated that we can’t get liquid soap or hand sanitizer for ourselves and our families, imagine the concern of those looking out for our first responders. While the VPD has enacted pandemic […]

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You Become a Police Officer to Help People

VPD member Tim Houchen sees people on their worst days. And he sees them on their worst day, every day. Sergeant Houchen works at the VPD Jail, which is the busiest jail in British Columbia – 16,000 individuals per year pass through its doors. Like many […]

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Above and Beyond: Cst. Mariya Zhalovaga

If there’s one thing we’ve learned in the past few weeks (besides the value of toilet paper!) it’s that adaptability and innovation are two aspects at the core of resiliency. Constable Mariya Zhalovaga, School Liaison Officer at Windermere High School is a prime example of this. […]

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Healthy Bodies, Healthy Hearts

Many of you will be into the fourth week of your new year’s resolution(s). If you need any motivation to start a new health kick, or to keep up your great work, check out the Windermere Running Club for inspiration!  The Windermere Running Club provides a supportive and welcoming running environment for kids attending Windermere Secondary, regardless of […]

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Here4Peers

January 29th is Bell Let’s Talk Day which is an opportunity to join a national conversation about mental health challenges and help reduce the stigma around mental illness.  This month, we are showcasing the Here4Peers program, a Vancouver Police Foundation funded program that is run through the VPD and other community partners such as the […]

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Kops for Kids

Kops for Kids is a program that started over 35 years ago by members of the VPD Motorcycle Drill Team and raises funds to purchase Christmas gifts for many underprivileged children in the city. Throughout various fundraising initiatives, the Drill Team raised over $21,000 which was almost exclusively from VPD officers’ contributions!  Last month, The VPD Motorcycle Drill Team was able to purchase […]

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Spotlight on Chief’s Circle Supporters: Shannon and Nairne Gray

Each year, the VPF provides nearly $1 million in funding to Vancouver Police Department initiatives that fall outside the regular operating budget. We are only able to do this with the generous support of the community, including a special group of Chief’s Circle donors. Shannon and […]

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VPD Cadets Class 6

It’s the start of the school year which also means the VPD Cadets program is ramping up for yet another exciting year filled with the eager recruits of Class 6 (2019/2020). The VPD Cadets completed their recruiting campaign last June and selected 62 new Cadets to […]

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Strathcona Backpack Program

Many underprivileged kids receive subsidized lunches throughout the school week, however during the weekend, the program is not in service and kids would not have access to nutritious meals until Monday. The Strathcona Backpack Program provides food for meals to fill the “hunger gap” during the […]

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Fun At Kits Fest

The Vancouver Police Foundation was proud to be at the 11th Annual Kits Fest Sports Festival on August 9-11! The beach was packed with enthusiastic sports goers competing in numerous sports tournaments over the weekend, and supporters cheering them on! Activities at KitsFest included basketball, beach […]

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