Mental health and drug addiction included in Vancouver police's top priorities

The Vancouver Police Department released its five-year plan Tuesday, highlighting strategies that address the ongoing fentanyl crisis as well as the mental health of its officers and the city’s residents.

The 2017-2021 plan also includes regular policing priorities like reducing property and violent crime. 

The department is also partnering with St. Paul’s Hospital with a new mental health hub, Palmer noted. Maintaining the mental wellness of its officers is also a priority for VPD, he said.

Wanyee Li reports

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