News & Events

Interested in upcoming CPC programming, local festivals or local/city-wide occurrences? Check back often for newsworthy stories, current events, and the latest media releases from the Vancouver Police Department.

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Welcome to Cst. Matt Ghattas, who started June 19, 2023 as the new VPD Neighbourhood Police Officer (NPO), assigned to the West End/Coal Harbour! Matt comes to us with twelve years’ experience in policing, the past seven as a patrol officer in the West End, Yaletown, Coal Harbour, and the Central Business District.

The role of the NPO is to project the VPD positively into the community, develop avenues of communication with local residents, groups, and businesses, and help remove or reduce barriers to accessing police services and resources. There should be no reason for anyone to hesitate in seeking police intervention if they feel unsafe or at risk. Having a familiar, approachable VPD member assigned to our neighbourhood helps mitigate avoidance and reluctance to engage with those whose job it is to improve public safety and reduce personal risk.

Upcoming CPC Activities and Events

Butt-Out – Friday, July 14

Our volunteers will be in Jim Deva Plaza and Davie Village, handing out pocket ashtrays and encouraging people to appropriately discard cigarettes and other smoking products. 

Theft From Vehicle Awareness Days – Sundays July 16 & 30 

Accompanied by members of the VPD Mounted Squad, volunteers will be distributing theft from vehicle awareness brochures to drivers entering Stanley Park.

Celebration of Light patrols – July 22, 26, & 29

Our foot patrollers will be out in force during the West End fireworks festival, the Celebration of Light. They’ll be checking to ensure that visitors are safe, distribute safety information, and answer questions. 

Reuse and Recycle Drop-Off Event – Saturday, July 29

Bring your unwanted electronics, small appliances, clothing and more to our FREE Reuse and Recycling Drop-off event on Sat. July 29 from 10am to 1pm at King George Secondary School (parking lot) at 1755 Barclay. For details and a list of accepted items please visit the City of Vancouver webpage.

Pride Week Queer/Trans Safety Pop-Ups – August 1-5

Our volunteers, joined by those from Health Initiative for Men, will be distributing safety information and personal safety devices from outside our office on Davie St. throughout Pride Week.

Past Events

The WECHCPC conducted or supported the following community events and safety initiatives in 2023:

  • Chilly Chase – January 22
  • Vancouver First Half – February 12
  • Pink Shirt Day pop-up @ West End Community Centre – February 22
  • Pink Shirt Day @ Gordon Neighbourhood kids’ talk – February 26
  • Hot Chocolate Run – March 4
  • Safety presentation to newcomer Canadians @ Lord Roberts Elementary School – March 9
  • St Paddy’s Day Race – March 11
  • Reuse and Recycle Day – March 25
  • Transgender Day of Visibility pop-up @ Jim Deva Plaza – March 31
  • Safety presentation to Prime Timers Vancouver – April 2
  • Easter Eggs-travaganza event with West End BIA – April 5
  • Safety presentation to Coal Harbour Residents’ Assoc. – April 13
  • Earth Day Bike Safety Pop-Up – April 29
  • Public Safety Pop-Up – Thursday, May 4
  • International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia Pop-up – May 17 
  • Keep Vancouver Spectacular Clean-Up with Gordon Neighbourhood House – May 27
  • Go-By-Bike Week Safety Day – June 1
  • WECHCPC 25th Anniversary Open House – June 3
  • Safety presentation to west End Seniors’ Network – June 8
  • World Elder Abuse Awareness day safety pop-up at West End Community Centre – June 15
  • WESN Strawberry Festival Project 529 bike registrations – June 16

In The Community

Our volunteers will be helping ensure safety at the Vancouver Half-Marathon on Sunday June 25. There will be road closures throughout the day, affecting different parts of the route. More details can be found here

Be in The Know

To read the latest news releases of the Vancouver Police Department – click here.

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