The West Vancouver Police Department appreciates the contributions made by volunteers and recognizes their service as an essential part of our community.
The efforts of volunteers contribute to making a difference that assists the West Vancouver Police Department in building relationships with the community based on mutual trust and understanding.
There are three different ways to volunteer with the West Vancouver Police Department.
WVPD Youth Committee (SWAT):
The West Vancouver Police Department's Youth Committee objective is to create a safe environment where youth feel that they belong, are valued and free to share their perspectives with others in the group. Our group is open to and supports all of our community’s youth and strives to be barrier-free. The primary focus of the new committee is to develop the ability of our youth to communicate, lead and self-regulate at school, work and in social settings.
We support our youth to develop:
- Team-building and social skills
- Relationships with community role models
- Confidence and resiliency
- Compassion for others, and
- A broader world view
We achieve this by meeting with community leaders, volunteer activities that support the community, police related learning opportunities and outdoor activities such as camping, hiking and canoeing with an emphasis on being barrier free. For application and/or information, please Email Community Services Team
Victim Services Program:
*Please note, due to Covid-19 the Victim Services program is not currently accepting new applications. Openings will be posted when available.
Volunteers in this program provide victims of crime and trauma with support, assistance, information, and referrals to community resources, in time of need or crisis. For application and/or information, please Email Victim Services
Speed Watch Program:
Volunteers in this program support our Traffic Section by monitoring speeds in school zones, business districts, and other areas identified by police. The educational program is aimed at reducing incidents of speeding and raising public awareness. Volunteers must have a valid Class 5 (or equivalent) drivers license and be willing to commit to a minimum of 6 volunteer hours per month. The WVPD Speed Watch Program is conducted in partnership with ICBC. For application and/or more information, please Email Speed Watch