Regulations & Procedures Manual

Regulations and Procedures Manual

Limitation of Information

The Vancouver Police Department Regulations and Procedure Manual available to the general public via this website does NOT represent the entire Regulations and Procedures Manual, as a limited number of sections have been vetted to ensure confidentiality regarding specific operational deployment strategies and investigative techniques.

The Manual is updated January 1st each year, as legislative changes, court decisions, and internal reviews may result in regular amendments to the manual. Inquiries regarding the current status of a particular section may be directed to the VPD's Information and Privacy Unit.


This electronic version of the Regulations and Procedures Manual is for private study or research purposes only, and belongs exclusively to the Vancouver Police Department. No person or entity is permitted to reproduce in whole or part these Regulations and Procedures for business or commercial purposes, or the purposes of distribution, trade, sale, rent, or posting on the Internet or on electronic bulletin boards.

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