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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.


Police Request Information on Shots Fired

The VPD are investigating after the discovery of shots fired into parked vehicles in the area of Main Street and East 56th Avenue early this morning. more »

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Vancouver Police Introduce Three New Leaders

Vancouver Police Department Chief Constable Adam Palmer today announced the appointment of Superintendent Howard Chow as a new Deputy Chief Constable, and Inspectors Marcie Flamand and Martin Bruce as two new superintendents. more »

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Update: Vancouver Police Targeting Unsafe Commercial Vehicles

The VPD’s Commercial Vehicle Unit, along with other local police, and the Provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement (CVSE) team, partnered together this week to inspect commercial vehicles for safety violations. more »

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Deputy Chief Constable and Long-Time Member Retires From VPD

The Vancouver Police Department today announced that Deputy Chief Constable Warren Lemcke will retire on September 30 after 32 years of service with the VPD. more »

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Update: Pedestrian Struck In Granville Bridge Traffic

Vancouver Police are appealing to the public to help locate a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run on the Granville Bridge on August 6th. Officers have narrowed their search to a 1992-94 Toyota Camry. more »

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Vancouver Police Targeting Unsafe Commercial Vehicles

The VPD’s Commercial Vehicle Unit, along with other local police, and the Provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement (CVSE) team, have partnered together to inspect commercial vehicles for safety violations. more »

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Police Investigate Shots Fired

The VPD are investigating shots fired in the area of East 33rd Avenue and Argyle Street this afternoon just before 2 p.m. more »

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Public Asked to Avoid Smithe and Pacific Boulevard Area

Vancouver Police are near the area of Smithe Street and Pacific Boulevard attempting to negotiate with a distraught person.   more »

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Police Credit Citizen for Arrest

The VPD are crediting an alert citizen for information that led to the recovery of stolen property and the arrest of a man who had just broken into a car near Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

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Update: Wanted Sex-Offender Arrested

Michael Hans Bopfinger was arrested this afternoon on Vancouver Island on an outstanding warrant. more »

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