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Emergency & Operations Planning Section (EOPS) : Operational Planning Unit | Emergency Planning Unit | Traffic Authority Program

Emergency Planning Unit

The VPD's Emergency Planning Unit is committed to enhancing public safety and service delivery by preparing Vancouver Police Department members, sworn and civilian, for actual or imminent emergencies or disasters (natural or human-caused) by:

  • mitigating the effects of emergencies and disasters through education and awareness
  • promoting preparedness through planning, training and exercising
  • supporting response activities and recovery measures

The Vancouver Police Department encourages everyone to be prepared for an emergency by ensuring that they are personally prepared. Visiti the links below and prepare yourself and your family for an emergency or a disaster:

Emergency Planning Unit FAQs

Don't police deal with emergencies every day?

Vancouver Police members deal with regular day-to-day emergencies all the time; however, the VPD's Emergency Planning Unit focuses on large-scale emergency planning.

If an emergency or disaster is that big, will police be around to help residents?

In the event of an emergency, all residents should be prepared to be self-sufficient for a minimum of 72 hours. The City of Vancouver's emergency management website has information on what residents can do to ensure that their families are prepared for emergencies.

The police and other responders such as Fire, Ambulance, City Engineering crews and outside agencies will attend as quickly as possible given the situation; however, response will be prioritized based on urgency.

 

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