Hundreds of kids, aged six to 17, are participating in the VPD Youth Soccer Camp in Strathcona Park from July 4th through July 7th.
The camp, in its 28th year, is just one of the many initiatives the VPD uses to engage with kids and establish positive relationships in the community.
A Whitecaps FC coach helps oversee the 20 to 25 volunteer police coaches each day at the camp.
During the four-day event, appearances and demonstrations by the VPD Motorcycle Drill Team, the VPD Mounted and Dog Squads, and the Emergency Response Team entertain the kids, who also receive personal safety presentations from a number of School Liaison officers.
The event culminates in a mini-world cup on Friday afternoon.