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: Flora Hsu
- Crime Prevention Activities Assistant: (seasonal)
- Programs Manager, Granville Downtown: Taylor Kang
- Programs Manager, Kitsilano-Fairview: Kevin Mo
Board of Directors
- President: Kirtsy Dickson
- Vice President: Charmaine Perkins
- Secretary: Debbie Coulson
- Treasurer: Gina Haggerty
- Director: Joshua Rottenberg
- Director: Donalda Weaver
- Director: Gurp Sandhu
- Director: open
- Director: open
2018 Board Meeting Dates
Strategic Planning Session –
Board Meetings –
February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11, November 13, December 11
AGM – TBD in October
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: Closed
Programs Manager, Granville Community Policing Centre Status: Closed
Programs Manager, Kitsilano-Fairview Community Policing Centre Status: Closed
Board of Directors Status: Open
We are looking for members of the West End and Coal Harbour communities who are interested in making the community safer to join the West End-Coal Harbour Community Policing Centre’s (WECHCPC) Board of Directors. You will provide governance within the organization, set policies, and provide guidance, support and direction to the Executive Director. As a Board Member you will attend meetings, Strategic Planning Sessions, special events and fundraising ventures.
Time Commitments: Monthly Meetings – 2 hours/month
Minimum expectation is up to 5 hours/month; up to 10 hours if on a Committee or if an Officer. For more information, click here for Board Information Form. To apply, please click here to download Board Application, and send via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.