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Statement from the Vancouver Police Board for VPD Chief Constable Adam Palmer as the first Canadian recipient of the 2021 Major City Chiefs Association Leadership Award

As a follow-up to its statement of June 18, 2021, the Board has passed the attached ‘Vancouver Police Board Resolution on Structural Racism’.  Comments below from Board Spokesperson and Vice-Chair Faye Wightman:

“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’.

The VPB has a long history of working to address systemic racism, and in engaging with the VPD leadership team on this important topic.  We know that we must continue with our joint commitment to address systemic racism and to increase diversity at VPD.  This is an ongoing effort and there is still much work to be done; this Resolution is the next step forward in this area.”

Statement from the Vancouver Police Board regarding Mayor Kennedy Stewart’s recent comments about the Vancouver Police Board (Board) and the Vancouver Police Department (VPD)

Statement from the Vancouver Police Board regarding its application for a Director's review of Council's VPD Operating Budget Decision

The Vancouver Police Board issued the following statement in response to the City Council’s decision regarding the VPD’s 2021 Operating Budget:

The Vancouver Police Board issued the following statement regarding its recommended 2021 VPD Operating Budget:

The Vancouver Police Board issued the following statement in response to the CACP’s recommendations regarding the decriminalization of simple possession of illicit drugs:

The Vancouver Police Board issued the following statements in response to Mayor Kennedy’s request for province-wide review of policing:

 
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