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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 2021, or use the search function below to find past VPD media releases.


VPD investigation results in manslaughter charge

A Vancouver man has been charged for killing another man last September, following a months-long Vancouver Police investigation. more »

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VPD seeks witnesses to an East Van attack

Vancouver Police are looking for witnesses to come forward after a 47-year-old man was stabbed in front of the Astoria Hotel early Wednesday morning. more »

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VPD seeks witnesses, victims to random machete attacks

Vancouver Police are appealing for additional victims and witnesses to come forward after a 33-year-old man was charged for allegedly attacking two strangers on Granville Street on New Year’s Eve. more »

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Man dies following police-involved shooting in East Van

A man, brandishing a weapon, has died this morning after he was shot by police on the Downtown Eastside. more »

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VPD takes armed man into custody after prolonged stand-off

Update: January 15, 2021 Vancouver – Vancouver Police took one man into custody Saturday evening and another man into custody early Sunday morning following a prolonged stand-off with police in the Downtown Eastside that began on Saturday evening. “A call … more »

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Info bulletin: New Year’s Eve round up

Vancouver Police deployed extra officers for New Year’s Eve last night. They were assigned to the Granville Entertainment District, the Gastown Entertainment District and to look out for impaired driving. Police in Vancouver responded to 34 calls related to the … more »

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VPD asks for help identifying violent downtown shoplifter

Vancouver Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery at a downtown drug store where an employee was attacked with bear spray. more »

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Information Bulletin: VPD issues safety tips for New Year’s Eve

 Vancouver – Vancouver Police want everyone to have a safe and joyous New Year and officers are encouraging people to celebrate close to home. With no large-scale public events planned and a Public Health Order restricting social gatherings, anyone … more »

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VPD arrests party host after repeated Health Order violations

Vancouver Police arrested a 24-year-old man on Christmas Day for repeatedly violating the Public Health Order that bans parties and social gatherings. more »

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VPD officers injured in violent assault

Two Vancouver Police constables suffered multiple injuries when they were assaulted last night while on patrol downtown. more »

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