The West End-Coal Harbour Community Policing Centre is managed by volunteers under the direction of two full time employees. A Board of Directors governs the operations and the Vancouver Police Department assigns a Police Constable who assists with the programming within the catchment area. This Constable is called the Neighbourhood Police Officer or NPO.
The WECHCPC currently has over 170 volunteers from all over the lower mainland who are interested in making a difference in a community that matters to them. Applicants to Law Enforcement and First Responder departments find volunteering a great asset to their future career choice. If you have a few hours a month to spare and are interested in making a difference, please visit the Volunteer section for more information about the volunteering criteria.
- Executive Director: Aleya Trott
- Programs Manager: Shelley Coppieters
- Commercial Liaison, West End Rep: Barb Phillips
- Commercial Liaison, West End Rep: Thomas Fahey
- Commercial Liaison, Coal Harbour, Robson Rep: Jennifer Wong
- Commercial Liaison, Coal Harbour, Robson Rep: Vlad Tsygankov
- Programs Manger, Granville Downtown: Danny Gelman
- Programs Manager, Kitsilano-Fairview: Kevin Mo
Board of Directors
- President: Donalda Weaver
- Vice President: Kirsty Dickson
- Secretary: Charmaine Perkins
- Treasurer: open
- Director: Debbie Coulson
- Director: Joshua Rottenberg
- Director: Gurp Sandhu
- Director: Nicholas Heseltine
- Director: open
2017 Board Meeting Dates
Strategic Planning Session –
Board Meetings – February 15 (cancelled),
March 14, April 11 (cancelled), May (9)18, June 13, July 13, August 8, September 14, November 14, December 12
AGM – October 12
Neighbourhood Police Officer
The NPO for the WECHCPC is Constable Lee MARTEN. Cst Marten has been with the Vancouver Police Department since 2007. He spent the first seven years of his police career in District 3 (southeast Vancouver) before he moved downtown. Cst. Marten supports the CPC staff and volunteers on a variety of community safety projects, including assisting with presentations & consultations, monitoring traffic trouble-spots, and participating in community-based festivals and activities. He is also one of the lead trainers for the Vancouver Police Bike Squad. In 2016, Cst Marten was awarded with a Vancouver Police Chief Commendation for his work in saving the life of a female near Commercial Drive in 2015. For those of you on Twitter, you can follow his adventures under @Canuckula.
Commercial Liaison Personnel Status: Closed
Crime Prevention Activities Assistant Status: Open
We are currently seeking an energetic Crime Prevention Activities Assistant to join our team and assist with seasonal crime prevention and personal safety activities. This position is responsible for supporting all WECHCPC programs, events, initiatives, and activities. The successful candidate will be someone who is highly professional and organized, has energy and enthusiasm, has experience directing large groups of people, and can work independently.
Responsibilities Include: Maintaining regular contact with existing volunteers and relaying operational and programming information. Participating in and overseeing volunteer involvement in outreach events, crime prevention activities, and personal safety initiatives. Handling inquiries and meeting with the general public, responding to communication by phone, e-mail and in person. Reviewing volunteer schedules and ensuring volunteer accountability when involved in off-site activities. For more information, see the Job Posting.
Programs Manager, Granville Community Policing Centre Status: Closed
Programs Manager, Kitsilano-Fairview Community Policing Centre Status: Closed
Board of Directors Status: Open
We are currently looking for members of the West End and Coal Harbour communities who are interested in making their community safer to join the West End – Coal Harbour Community Policing Centre (WECHCPC)’s Board of Directors. Provide governance within the organization, set policies, and provide guidance, support and direction to the Executive Director. Attend meetings, Strategic Planning Sessions, special events and fundraising ventures.