Welcome to Our News & Updates Section

Board statements, news, updates and other information – including posts that highlight some of the key activities of the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) and the Vancouver Police Board (Board) – are posted here regularly.

Our goal is to help educate, engage and inform the people of Vancouver regarding our role as a Board, the work being done by the VPD, awards given to VPD officers and civilian staff, and as importantly, to be open and transparent about both challenges and achievements.

You can see the categories of the information in this section on the right-hand side of this page. Please come back often to learn more about the Board; our role as the governing body of the VPD; and to get relevant, up-to-date information about activities, community outreach and other aspects of policing in Vancouver.


  • Allan is a well-respected labour and employment lawyer with extensive experience representing trade unions, faculty associations and employees in all facets of labour relations, administration, employment, human rights and education law.

    Published On: August 5th, 2022Categories: Board Profiles
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  • Vancouver Police Board Director Frank Chong recently attended a special graduation ceremony for one of VPD’s unique youth outreach programs. 

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  • Our second installment in our new Meet the Board series on our website features Vancouver Police Board (the Board) Vice-Chair and Board Spokesperson, Faye Wightman, BSCN, ICD.D.

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  • In the past decade or more, there has been a strong societal shift that has put a spotlight on the value of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in all aspects of our lives – and this includes at the Vancouver Police Board (the Board).

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  • Today is a special day for the Vancouver Police Board as we – along with Chief Constable Adam Palmer – host the Commendation Awards Ceremony.

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  • The first in our new Meet the Board series on our website, today’s post features Vancouver Police Board Director and Finance Committee Chair, Frank Chong.

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  • 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.

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