Keeping Vancouver safe: VPD plans for next five years
Reducing demand for harmful drugs, working with St. Paul’s Hospital to help people with mental health issues and making better use of technology are just three of the Vancouver Police Department’s goals for the next five years.
On Monday morning, Chief Const. Adam Palmer revealed the department’s new five-year strategic plan. By focusing on the things that make people feel unsafe, the department recognizes that there are a myriad of causes.
When a reporter at the press conference mentioned the “war on drugs”, Palmer said that is an American term that no police departments in Canada use.
Martha Perkins reports
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