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Media Releases

Vancouver Police Department Media Releases

The VPD's most recent media releases are listed below.

View the archives for 2017, or use the search function below to find past VPD media releases.

High-Risk Offender Arrested

Cameron Eugene Ratelle, subject of a public warning from the VPD on May 18th, has been arrested for breaching his long-term supervision order. more »

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The Need for Treatment on Demand

The Vancouver Police Department is calling for expanded opioid assisted therapy programs, addiction treatment, and an increase in public awareness to support prevention as a result of the ongoing opioid crisis. more »

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Noisy Motorcycles

With warm weather comes an increase in the number of motorcycles on the road. Riders are reminded to be safe and considerate of others while they are out enjoying the sun, and motorists need to be aware and cautious around … more »

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Vancouver Police Share 2016 Annual Report

The Vancouver Police Department is releasing its 2016 Annual Report, highlighting some of our initiatives and engagement with the diverse community that we serve. more »

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Woman Dies Following East Vancouver Shooting

The woman who was shot in yesterday’s targeted shooting in East Vancouver has died. more »

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Police Investigate Shooting        

Just after 5 p.m. this evening, police received reports of shots fired near East 7th Avenue and St. Catherines Street in East Vancouver. more »

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Scammers Spoof VPD Non-Emergency Line

Scammers have spoofed the Vancouver Police Department’s non-emergency line, representing themselves as representatives of the Canada Revenue Agency. more »

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Not Your Average Bear

East Vancouver residents had to keep an eye on their pic-a-nic baskets this morning, after a young bear was spotted in their neighbourhood. more »

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Vancouver Police Launch Safe Boating Week

The May long weekend marks the beginning of boating season, and Vancouver Police are again partnering with boating safety advocates to promote safety on the water. more »

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Vancouver Police Will Walk in the 2017 Vancouver Pride Parade

The ‎Vancouver Police Department (VPD) today announced that it will walk in Vancouver’s Pride Parade for the 21st consecutive year in August 2017. more »

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