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 180 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, 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
Board of Directors
- President: Kirsty Dickson
- Vice President: Charmaine Perkins
- Secretary: Debbie Coulson
- Treasurer: Gina Haggerty
- Director: Donalda Weaver
- Director: Gurp Sandhu
- Director: John Dub
- Director: Valerie Ceppi
- Director: (open)
2019 Board Meeting Dates
Strategic Planning Session – January 20
Board Meetings – February 13, March 20, June 11, July 16, August 13, September 17
AGM – April 24
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
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.
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.
To read more about this opening, click here.
To apply, please download the application form here.