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FAQs

VPD Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to general questions frequently asked of the Vancouver Police Department.

Q. I need to report a crime.

A. See Report a Crime.

Q. How do I apply to be a Vancouver police officer, Traffic Authority Constable, or Jail Guard?

A. See Join the VPD.

Q. How do I apply for a civilian job with with the VPD?

See Join the VPD.

Q. How do I volunteer with the VPD?

A. See Volunteer Opportunities.

Q. How do I obtain a criminal record check?

A. See Police Records Check.

Q. How do I make a request under the Freedom of Information Act?

A. See Information & Privacy.

Q. I need a phone number for someone in the Department.

A. See Contact the VPD.

Q. How do I give my comments / feedback on a VPD officer (or the Department generally)?

A. See Compliments & Complaints.

Q. I am a reporter / member of the media looking for information.

A. See the Community & Public Affairs section of this website.

Q. I am a business owner needing security advice.

A. See Crime Prevention & Safety Businesses.

Q. I am a homeowner wanting to secure my home.

A. See Crime Prevention & Safety for Homes & Rental Properties.

Q. I am a citizen looking for advice on personal safety.

A. See Crime Prevention & Safety for Individuals.

Q. I am a parent / international student looking for safety advice.

A. See See Crime Prevention & Safety for Individuals.

Q. I am a senior citizen needing safety advice.

A. See Crime Prevention & Safety for Individuals.

Q. Where can I obtain VPD statistics (on crime, deployment etc.)?

A. See Planning, Research & Audit Section.

Q. When is the next police auction?

A. See Property Office.

Q. I received a 12-hour / 24-hour suspension and my driver's licence was seized. Where do I pick it up once my suspension is done?

A. Your licence can be picked up at the Vancouver Police Public Service counter at 2120 Cambie Street, open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bring a copy of your suspension with you.

Contacts & Phone Numbers

See Contact the VPD for VPD phone numbers.

See City Services – Who to Call for problems involving graffiti, garbage, unsafe street conditions and municipal code violations.

Other FAQs

See also other specific FAQs on this website:

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