CPC Management

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.


2016-06-10-13-27-13The 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: Yannis Kartsonas
  • Crime Prevention Activities Assistant: seasonal
  • Programs Manager, Granville Downtown: Taylor Kang
  • Programs Manager, Kitsilano-Fairview: Flora Hsu

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Board of Directors

  • President:                  Kirtsy Dickson
  • Vice President:          Charmaine Perkins
  • Secretary:                  Debbie Coulson
  • Treasurer:                  Gina Haggerty
  • Director:                    Donalda Weaver
  • Director:                    Gurp Sandhu
  • Director:                    Brad Parker
  • Director:                    John Dub
  • Director:                    (open)


2018 Board Meeting Dates

Strategic Planning Session – January 14

Board Meetings - February 13, March 13April 10, May 8 June 12 15, 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.

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Current Opportunities

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 talented and committed individuals to volunteer on our Board of Directors. We depend on diversified expertise for effective oversight. We welcome a diverse range of knowledge, experience, and skills. Preference will be given to individuals with expertise in Non-Profit Law, Business Law and/or Privacy Law, 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.

Time Commitments:

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. 

Although the start date is flexible, we prefer the successful applicant will begin no later than the end of September 2018. Board meetings are typically held in the evening on the second Tuesday of every month.

To read more about this opening, click here.

To apply, please download the application form  here.