The entire shield is framed by a wreath of golden Canadian maple leaves, and is pinned in place by British Columbia’s provincial flower, the Dogwood.
The Queen’s Royal Crown, authorized by Her Majesty on the recommendation of the Governor General, graces the top of the badge. This Crown is symbolic of the key role played by the Vancouver Police Department in administering the Crown’s justice.
The Vancouver Police Department was granted this distinctive version of the National Municipal Police Service Badge by the Canadian Heraldic Authority.
The design adheres to specific heraldic tradition dating back to the 12th Century. In the late 1990s, Canadian police departments were granted the authority to adopt their own coat of arms.