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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 2020, or use the search function below to find past VPD media releases.


Vancouver Police arrest suspect for mischief after racist incident

Vancouver Police arrested a man on Saturday afternoon after he smashed the window of a vehicle parked in Chinatown with two Asian women inside. more »

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VPD responds to multiple stabbings in less than 24 hours

Vancouver Police responded to three unrelated stabbing incidents over a 24-hour period in the Downtown Eastside that sent three victims to hospital. more »

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Vancouver Police raise concern over increase in hate crime

Vancouver Police today announced a further increase in anti-Asian hate crime and hate-related incidents in Vancouver. more »

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Correction: Vancouver Police arrest chronic offenders for multiple commercial break-ins

Correction: On May 13, Vancouver Police notified the public of the arrest of two offenders for multiple commercial break-ins. more »

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VPD asks for witnesses to an unprovoked downtown assault

Vancouver Police are seeking witnesses to an assault that occurred in the West End last week. more »

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VPD statement from Chief Constable, Adam Palmer, regarding VPD’s 2020 budget

Since the pandemic began, police officers have been working 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Patrol officers have been on the frontline, putting themselves at risk, to keep the city safe. Police cannot reduce or defer frontline work, as in-progress emergencies have continued throughout the city. more »

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VPD investigates spike in arsons

Vancouver Police have seen a significant increase in arson reports citywide and are asking the public to stay vigilant. more »

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Vancouver Police arrest chronic offenders for multiple commercial break-ins

Vancouver Police have arrested two chronic offenders, resulting in 70 separate charges related to commercial break-ins in Vancouver and surrounding communities over the past few months. more »

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Vancouver Police officers and police dog injured during attempted theft of police vehicle

Vancouver Police officers along with a VPD Canine unit were assaulted after responding to reports of a man attempting to steal a marked police vehicle from the City of Vancouver National yards. more »

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VPD identifies suspect in attempted child luring

Vancouver Police have identified a possible suspect in the attempted child luring in Vancouver’s West Point Grey neighbourhood on Wednesday. The incident occurred on May 6th at 3:30p.m. on West 6th Avenue between Sasamat and Trimble streets. Investigators do not … more »

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