Tag: Vancouver Police Department

Vancouver Police Board responding to “Access Without Fear” with new policies

Vancouver City Council’s decision to declare an “access without fear policy,” confirming that all city services will be available to all without regard to residency or citizenship status, is winning support from other city-funded agencies. The Vancouver Public… Read More

What has changed since senseless fatal stabbing of Filipino teen Deeward Ponte?

It is now five years since Filipino teen Deeward Ponte died in a senseless stabbing in a Vancouver park.  Already his assailant is out of prison. Has anything changed in that time to make life safer around Vancouver… Read More

City “good neighbour agreements” could have new crime-fighting role

What’s a business to do when a nearby business becomes a focal point for crime, perhaps even for criminals feeding off its neighbours? Vancouver city staff believe a new version of the city’s “good neighbour agreements,” which are… Read More

VPD, hospitals grinding down wait for police “handing off” mental health patients, but costs still high

Vancouver Police Department officers are still spending hundreds of hours a year waiting at Vancouver hospitals to “hand off” mental health patients they have apprehended, according to a VPD memo to city council, but the average wait is… Read More