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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 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. 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 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 within 10 days 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.

If it is more than 10 days since your licence was seized, or for any other licence suspensions, please call the Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles in Victoria at 1-855-387-7747).

 

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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