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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 investigates fatal Broadway collision

Vancouver – Vancouver Police are appealing for witnesses after a multi-car collision on Friday claimed the life of a 78-year-old pedestrian and left his wife with serious injuries. “This incident is truly a tragedy, and for it to happen just … more »

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VPD releases results from neighbourhood response team

Vancouver – Vancouver Police today released the final results from the neighbourhood response team (NRT) initiative. The team was deployed for 42 days in response to increasing street-level crime and growing citizen concern about crime in Vancouver. “Over the month … more »

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VPD seeks witnesses to Empire Field stabbing

 Vancouver – Vancouver Police are appealing for witnesses to a Halloween stabbing at East Vancouver’s Empire Field, which left a 31-year-old man fighting for life in hospital. “This was a violent assault that resulted in serious and life-altering injuries,” … more »

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VPD investigates Mount Pleasant homicide

Vancouver Police are investigating the murder of a 72-year-old man in East Vancouver. more »

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VPD investigates city’s 18th homicide

Vancouver Police are investigating the murder of a 19-year-old man on Friday night in East Vancouver. Police were called to East 5th Avenue and Cassiar Street for reports from witnesses of shots fired just after 8 p.m.  Vancouver resident, Amar … more »

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VPD search for wanted man

Vancouver Police are requesting the public’s help to find 23-year-old Shaquille Kobe Chartrand, currently wanted BC wide for breaching his conditions related to assault offences. more »

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Langara College arson suspect pleads guilty

A Vancouver man pled guilty this week to criminal charges in relation to an arson at Langara College last year, following an extensive Vancouver Police investigation. more »

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Statement from Chief Adam Palmer on 2021 budget vote

Vancouver Police Chief Constable, Adam Palmer, issued the following statement today in response to Vancouver City Council’s decision to reduce the Vancouver Police Department’s net budget by $5.7 million for 2021. more »

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VPD investigates Friday night homicide

Vancouver Police are investigating the murder of a 19-year-old man after he died Friday night in East Vancouver. Police were called to North Templeton Drive and Powell Street for a man who had been stabbed just before 5:30 p.m.  Burnaby … more »

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Charges approved in two random downtown Vancouver attacks

Charges have been approved against a 38-year-old man following a Vancouver Police investigation into two, separate assaults on Monday. more »

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