• The Special Legislative Committee on Police Act Reform has released its report, ‘Transforming Policing and Community Safety in British Columbia’, following a thorough Province-wide review.

    Published On: April 29th, 2022
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  • The Vancouver Police Board (Board) has issued a statement regarding Director Rideout’s decision to reinstate the VPD’s operating budget shortfall, following a section 27(3) Police Act review.

    Published On: March 15th, 2022
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  • While the Board awaits the outcome of the Section 27(3) Provincial Review of the VPD’s 2021 Operating Budget, it has been necessary to develop and approve the budget submission to Council for 2022.

    Published On: November 25th, 2021
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  • On October 21, 2021, the Director of Police Services released the final report from the independent review of the Vancouver Police Board’s (Board) response to a 2018 service or policy complaint related to street checks, made by the Union of BC Indian Chiefs and BC Civil Liberties.

    Published On: October 21st, 2021
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  • At today’s Vancouver Police Board (Board) meeting, the Board approved a revised Use of Handcuffs policy.

    Published On: October 21st, 2021
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  • The Board would like to take this opportunity to offer congratulations to VPD Chief Constable Adam Palmer on being honoured with the Major Cities Chiefs Association 2021 Leadership Award.

    Published On: October 8th, 2021
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  • In support of the long-term efforts within the Vancouver Police Board (VPB) and the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) in addressing structural racism at the VPD, the VPB has passed a ‘Resolution on Structural Racism.’

    Published On: June 30th, 2021
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  • The Board wholeheartedly supports the current provincial review on Police Act reform, and welcomes positive change through this extensive examination of how systemic racism and implicit bias relate to police services, including our own, and how we can evolve and improve.

    Published On: June 18th, 2021
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  • The Vancouver Police Board (Board) has unanimously decided to apply for a Director’s review under Section 27(3) of the Police Act, of Vancouver City Council’s (Council) $5.7 million cut to the Vancouver Police Department’s 2021 Operating Budget.

    Published On: March 9th, 2021
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  • The Vancouver Police Board (the Board) has serious concerns regarding the decision yesterday by Vancouver City Council to cut the Vancouver Police Department’s (VPD) 2021 operating budget.

    Published On: December 9th, 2020
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  • Discussions are occurring locally and globally, around social issues and the role of policing in the community. The Vancouver Police Board (Board) is committed to engaging in this essential conversation in a way that is productive, collaborative and meets the needs of the people of Vancouver.

    Published On: December 7th, 2020
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  • The Vancouver Police Board is in unanimous support of the announcement made yesterday by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), endorsing the decriminalization of the personal possession of illicit drugs.

    Published On: July 10th, 2020
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  • The Board shares the views of the community that it is time to end the racism that exists in all facets of our society, including the justice system and police services.

    Published On: June 22nd, 2020
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  • As a Board, we collectively believe in the inherent dignity of every person, and are committed to our mission of providing independent civilian oversight, governance and strategic leadership to the VPD in order to reflect the needs, values, and diversity of Vancouver’s communities.

    Published On: June 11th, 2020
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