Community Outreach Officers
The Vancouver Police Department is committed to a community policing philosophy which involves outreach and relationship building with members of our community. This includes building relationships with communities that are often under served or disenfranchised due to various barriers such as language, cultural differences, cultural misunderstandings, mistrust or fear, or limited access to information.
The Vancouver Police Department has a team of Community Outreach Officers who act as liaisons to various community leaders and residents to build relationships, increase trust and provide important information about law enforcement and the Vancouver Police Department. These officers often work with members of the Chief's Diversity Advisory Team to connect with the various community members that may need their assistance. The Community Outreach Officers take on this responsibility as a collateral duty to their regular assignments within the department.
Meet the team:
Officer Eddie Alba
Officer Alba has worked in law enforcement for 20 years, all with the Vancouver Police Department.
He is a liaison to the Latino Community and speaks both English and Spanish.
Community members may contact Officer Eddie Alba at: email@example.com
Officer Ilia Botvinnik
Officer Botvinnik has worked in law enforcement for 13 years and has been with the Vancouver Police Department for 8 years.
He is a liaison to the Eastern European immigrant community and speaks both English and Russian.
Community members may contact Officer Ilia Botvinnik at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Officer Mary Jane Long
Officer Long has worked in law enforcement for 9 years and has been with the Vancouver Police Department for 1 year.
She is a liaison to any community.
Officer Long would like the community to know: "I'm passionate about our community and have had regular involvement with Shop with a Cop and Special Olympics through Tip a Cop since 2005. I enjoy working with youth and children and have been a participant with the Police Activities League. I want to keep our road safe and focused on DUI enforcement and am a Certified Drug Recognition Expert".
Members of the community may contact Officer Mary Jane Long at: email@example.com
Officer Rodrigo Osorio
Officer Rodrigo Osorio has worked in law enforcement for 10 years and has been with the Vancouver Police Department for 6 years.
He is a liaison to the Latino community and speaks both English and Spanish.
Officer Osorio would like the community to know: "I’m excited to be part of the Community Outreach Officer Program and look forward to working with members of the community in anyway I can".
Community members may contact Officer Rodrigo Osorio at: