Beginning in December 2023, you may see some of our VPD officers wearing body worn cameras. Select officers in the Downtown Core, East Vancouver, and in our Traffic Services Section, are taking part in a six-month trial that will guide us toward a broader body-cam rollout for all frontline Vancouver Police officers.
We believe the cameras will strengthen public safety, and enhance transparency, trust, and accountability in interactions between the police and the public.
As part of this pilot project, we will be seeking feedback and input from community groups, as well as anyone involved in an interaction where cameras are used. Check back soon for upcoming dates for our virtual town hall meetings.
There are, understandably, many concerns surrounding the use of body-worn cameras. If you don’t see your questions answered in our FAQ section below or in the guidelines, please email us at email@example.com.