Many issues related to homelessness are not criminal, therefore calling 911 may not be the best use of police resources.
The Council for the Homeless has a detailed and regularly updated resource guide available on their website that addresses a variety of issues. Please visit the...
Now that the retail sale of marijuana is available in Vancouver, the Vancouver Police Department has developed a fact sheet with information on the laws around consumption and use, legal possession amounts, and penalties for violations.
The Vancouver Police Department regularly sends out media releases to provide information on incidents and events that are important to the public. Here is a link to the most recent Vancouver Police Department media releases.
Citizens in the City of Vancouver that are interested in making their neighborhoods safer are encouraged to apply for the Vancouver Police Department's volunteer program called "Neighbors On Watch (NOW)." NOW accepts applications year round and holds training academies several times per year. All volunteer applicants must successfully pass a screening process which includes: criminal background...
Vancouver Municipal Code
Section 7.05.010 Public disturbance.
A. A person is guilty of public disturbance if he or she:
1. Causes a public disturbance or is in possession and control of property on which a public disturbance occurs. The following sounds are determined to be public disturbances:
a. The frequent, repetitive or continuous sounding of any horn or siren attached to a motor vehicle,...
The Vancouver police Activities League is a non-Profit 501 (C) 3 organization that is run by a volunteer board of directors. Please visit the PAL website for more information on how you can get involved with Vancouver PAL!
To build healthy character in youth through activities connecting kids, cops and community.
Did you know that in order to park a recreational trailer, motor home or other RV on a City street a temporary RV parking permit must be issued? Many people don’t know the laws and ordinances regarding parking certain vehicles on public streets in the City of Vancouver. Here’s some information that will not only help you be a better neighbor but will also help reduce calls for service for our...
Our videos range from short public service announcements promoting various safety topics to our internally produced show, Vancouver Police All Access, which introduces you to the men and women behind the Vancouver Police badge. Enjoy!