The Vancouver Police Department has one officer that participates in the Portland Metro Explosive Disposal Unit, a team of specially trained officers from seven local agencies responsible for region-wide response to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive incidents. This assignment is a collateral duty for the Officers who are part of this team.
The Southwest Washington Regional Crisis/Hostage Negotiation Team is a component of the regional SWAT team. HNT/CNT is comprised of ten members; five from the Vancouver Police Department and five from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.
This unit is comprised of 3 VPD Civilian Investigators and 1 Deputy from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office who examine digital evidence for cases including crimes against children, homicide, domestic violence, fraud, forgery and cyberstalking.
Investigators in this unit also work with the Missing Person Detective the Sex Offender (SONAR)...
The Vancouver Police Department is actively involved in a coordinated community response against Domestic Violence that includes participation in the Clark County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Task Force and the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence Fatality Review. The Vancouver Police Department has a newly expanded Domestic Violence unit which includes a Sergeant, three...
The Evidence Unit of the Vancouver Police Department is responsible for maintaining the integrity of evidence and property in accordance with state laws and departmental policies and procedures. The unit has over 35,000 items in their facility and typically receives over 12,000 new items per year.
National Bike Registry
The Vancouver Police Department has four K9 teams who work out of the patrol division. A team may also work with the SW Washington Regional SWAT Team, depending on their training. All four K9's are dual certified in both patrol and narcotic detection.
Meet the Vancouver K9 Teams
The Safe Streets Task Force was developed to address issues around gang violence. The Vancouver Police Department has 1 Sergeant and 1 Detective assigned to this unit.
This unit works closely with the Safe Communities Task force to involve community members in the solution to reduction of gang violence in our community.
The Vancouver Police Department has five School Resource Officers (SRO) that are assigned to High Schools in the City of Vancouver (3 in the Evergreen School District-Union, Evergreen and Mountain View High Schools and 2 in the Vancouver School District-Fort Vancouver and Hudson's Bay High Schools).
The Southwest Washington Regional SWAT team provides specialized tactical responses to high-risk situations throughout Clark County, minimizing risk of harm to public safety personnel, victims, suspects, and the community. Vancouver Police coordinates training and activations and provides financial and...
The Vancouver Police Department Traffic Unit consists of 2 Motorcycle Officers (1 is a Sergeant who oversees the entire unit), 2 Officers assigned to a traffic car to focus on afternoon/nighttime DUI and other traffic related enforcement, and 1 Officer responsible for Commercial Truck Enforcement.
Traffic Stop Protocol video...