Critical Incident Videos
The Vancouver Police Department started its department camera program in March 2023. The program was instituted to increase transparency, trust, and accountability.
Body worn cameras (BWC) are issued to all sworn staff.
Body worn camera public record request
Members of the public wishing to request police records, including body camera footage, should complete the online request form on the Police Records Division page.
Critical incident video
Following an officer involved shooting involving the Vancouver Police Department (VPD), VPD will release a Critical Incident Video, which includes video from department body worn cameras (BWC). The release of these videos is at the discretion of the Chief of Police or designee and is separate from any video that may be released by the Independent Investigation Team.
The Washington Administrative Codes (WACs) implemented the requirement of an Independent Investigation Team that is completely independent of the involved agency in incidents where the use of deadly force by a peace officer results in death, substantial bodily harm, or great bodily harm. All Vancouver Police Department Officer Involved Shootings are investigated by an Independent Investigation Team. Vancouver Police Department personnel are not involved in the investigation.
Warning: Critical Incident Videos may contain graphic and disturbing images. Viewer discretion is advised.
|May 30, 2023||6700 block of E. Mill Plain Blvd.||watch video|