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Technology & Special Equipment

While the Vancouver Police Foundation does not fund essential policing services or equipment, we are able to help the VPD access state-of-the-art technology and equipment that increases public safety, saves lives, and prevents crime.

We focus on requests for equipment that support VPD’s efforts to build bridges with the community and occasion we consider requests for equipment on a pilot basis, giving VPD the opportunity to test new and important tools before they make it part of their regular operations.

In 2022 we proudly granted $376,940 to programs and initiatives that use unique equipment and valuable technology to help make Vancouver safer for everyone.


Your Impact

See examples of programs your gift can impact below.

Cell Phones for Victims of Abuse

This initiative provides life-saving communication as it allows VPD detectives to discreetly put complimentary cell phones into the hands of victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse or assault, elder abuse and/or criminal harassment for use during an emergency.


This highly successful program gives peace of mind to bike owners. It reduces bike theft by tracking ownership using personalized bike decals, deterring theft and employing an online information-sharing platform.

Justice Facility Dog

Lucca, an accredited Justice Facility Dog, providing a calming presence for victims of crime and those experiencing trauma. He works with the Victim Services Unit to support victim, witness, and family members to lessen the impact of trauma and support them through their journey within the criminal justice system.

Change Lives. Save Lives.

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