On behalf of my executive team and the sworn and civilian staff of the West Vancouver Police Department, it is my pleasure to present the WVPD Strategic Plan for 2016-2019.
At its core, this plan, like the profession of policing, is about people: those we serve and those we serve with. More broadly this plan is the WVPD’s road map to building a safer West Vancouver and a safer Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw(Squamish Nation), Xwemélch’stn Úxwumixw (Capilano Reserve); it is a demonstration of our commitment to
maintaining the exceptional service standards that the citizens we serve expect and deserve; it is a declaration of the value we place on maintaining our reputation as a preferred employer in the profession of policing; and it is an illustration of our respect for diversity, dialogue and inclusion.
Our objective in creating this plan was to engage community leaders and elected officials from the District of West Vancouver and Xwemélch’stn Úxwumixw as well as the men and women of the WVPD in a common mission: making communities that are safe today safer tomorrow.
To achieve that objective, the planning team took stock of where the WVPD stands today; considered key trends influencing the profession of policing, the communities we serve and the region in which our communities and our department exist; and developed an ambitious, achievable vision of where we want to be by 2019. I am confident that the WVPD’s 2016-2019 Strategic Plan is based on a clear, measurable mission that reflects the values of our organization, that will guide our decisions and actions, that is future focused, and demonstrates a respect for tradition and a commitment to innovation.