Staffing reductions have impacted public access and counter service at Vancouver Police Department facilities.
Counter service for the public will ONLY BE AVAILABLE AT THE VPD WEST PRECINCT (2800 NE Stapleton Rd) between 8am – 5pm, Monday-Friday. There is NO police counter service at the Vancouver Police East Precinct.
The Vancouver Police Department West Precinct accepts unwanted prescription medications during normal office hours only (Monday-Friday, 8a.m.-5p.m. except on holidays).
Citizens can obtain a variety of services and information from the Vancouver Police Department website which allows citizens to:
Staffing at VPD facilities will remain limited until the budget crisis is resolved so the VPD website is an excellent resource for information.
Commander Amy Foster, firstname.lastname@example.org, is responsible for West Precinct, which is further divided into two districts (District 1 and District 2 for West Precinct). More information on the staff responsible for those Districts is listed below.
Beat jurisdictions are divided on neighborhood association lines so that neighborhood associations are not broken up. Some beats will naturally include more neighborhoods than others but no established associations will be divided into more than one Beat.
The advantage of this type of structure is the increased personal accountability and responsibility by the Commanders who oversee the Precinct, Lieutanants that oversee a District, and the Patrol Sergeants and Officers who are responsible for their individual Beats.
The West Precinct facility is a LEED Silver Certification building.
Neighborhood Police Officers
Each Precinct has two Neighborhood Police Officers (NPO), each assigned to a district. The NPO’s are the liaisons to the citizens within their district and are available to meet with neighbors to discuss crime issues, livability issues, attend community meetings and to answer questions about crime trends and prevention. These officers are the main contact person for a citizen within a district to go to when there are crime issues or other concerns that the police department can assist them with. These officers work cross departmentally as well to assist citizens with problem solving strategies as well.
District 1 includes the following Neighborhood Associations:Arnada, Carter Park, Esther Short, Fruit Valley, Hough, Lincoln, Northwest, Rose Village, Shumway, West Minnehaha.
District 1 Staff:
District 2 includes the following Neighborhood Associations: Bagley Downs, Central Park, Columbia Way, DuBois Park, Edgewood Park, Evergreen Highlands, Fourth Plain Village, Maplewood,Harney Heights, Hudson's Bay, Meadow Homes, Northcrest, Riverview, Southcliff, Vancouver Mall.
District 2 Staff: