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 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: Jennifer Wong
- Commercial Liaison, Coal Harbour, Robson Rep: Yannis Kartsonas
- Crime Prevention Activities Assistant: seasonal
- Programs Manager, Granville Downtown: Taylor Kang, Danny Gelmon
- Programs Manager, Kitsilano-Fairview: Flora Hsu
Board of Directors
- President: Kirsty Dickson
- Vice President: Charmaine Perkins
- Secretary: Debbie Coulson
- Treasurer: (open)
- Director: Valerie Ceppi
- Director: John Dub
- Director: Ross Strachan
- Director: Donalda Weaver
- Director: (open)
2019 Board Meeting Dates
Strategic Planning Session –
Board Meetings –
February 13, March 20, June 11, July 16, August 13, September 17, October 16, November 13, December 11
Neighbourhood Police Officer
The NPO for the WECHCPC is Constable Jason Doucette. Jason was raised on the East Coast of Canada, before moving to Vancouver where he received a Diploma in Criminology at Douglas College and then a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University in 2000 with a joint major in Criminology and Psychology.
He joined the Vancouver Police Department in February 2001. After graduating from the JIBC, Jason patrolled the Westside of Vancouver (Chief’s Commendation for arrest of armed bank robber) and then the downtown business district (Inspector Commendation for arrest of combative serial bank robber who just robbed 12th bank) for a couple of years. Jason was selected to join a surveillance team in 2004 and spent the next three years focusing on property crime, the open air drug market and problem premises (Inspectors Commendation for million dollar drug seizure, Unit Citation for targeting businesses taking advantage of drug addicted property crime offenders). In 2007 Jason joined the Investigative Section of the Vancouver Police as a detective. This was the beginning of six years spent primarily investigating serious crimes as a member of the VPD’s General Investigations Unit, Major Crime Robbery Assault Unit, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit – BC, and the RCMP’s Federal Serious Organized Crime Unit.
Jason returned to patrol in June 2014 in the downtown before joining the Public Affairs Unit as a Media Relations Officer in September 2016 where he represented the department until 2019. He has been the Neighbourhood Policing Officer at the WECHCPC since May of 2019.
Commercial Liaison Personnel Status: Open
Under the direction of the Executive Director of the WECHCPC, the Commercial Liaisons will act as the key contacts between the CPC and the more than 750 businesses within the CPC catchment area. The Liaisons will act primarily as representatives of the CPC to the businesses in the core of the neighbourhood, will promote a safer and friendlier environment in the Business Improvement Areas west of Burrard Street, including Stanley Park, and will promote CPC and VPD services to merchants, visitors, and community partners in the area.
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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 talented and committed individuals to volunteer on our Board of Directors. We depend on diversified expertise for effective oversight. We are currently looking for individuals with expertise in Management Accounting or the like, but we encourage all interested persons to apply. A good understanding of social issues impacting downtown Vancouver would be an asset as well.
This is a governance board focused on a demonstrated commitment to the WECHCPC’s mission. Duties include attending monthly board meetings, Annual Strategic Planning Sessions and General Meeting, and committee meetings as necessary. Board members may occasional be required to support community events. Board members are advocates for WECHCPC and contribute to our fundraising efforts at a level meaningful to them.
Monthly Meetings – up to two hours a month; Committee Meetings – up to two hours a month on a quarterly basis; Annual Strategic Planning Session – up to six hours once a year; Annual General Meeting – up to two hours once a year.
Board meetings are typically held one evening during the second week of the month.
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To apply, please download the application form here.