in 2018, Sgt Schafer, while still a constable, was reassigned to the VPD lead Project Territory – Task Force Tourniquet. This was a multijurisdictional joint forces operation consisting of police members from partnering agencies across the Lower Mainland. The investigation had a $6 million budget and targeted the Red Scorpions and the Kang Crime Group who were responsible for the most violent events in the region at the time.
The West Vancouver Police received an award from Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for taking the most impaired drivers off the road (per capita) in the Metro Vancouver region in 2022.
Two notable impaired driving investigations in the past week showcase some of the work WVPD officers do to combat impaired driving.
· Valid Canadian Driver’s Licence · Valid BC Identification Card (with photo) · Valid BC Services Card · Valid Passport – Canadian or Foreign · Valid Canadian Permanent Residency Card · Current Canadian Student ID Card (for youth applicants ages 12-17) *secondary Gov’t issued ID required · Canadian Birth Certificate · Valid Canadian Citizenship Card · Valid Canadian Certificate of Native Status Card · Valid Nexus Card · Employee Identification Card issued by the Federal, Provincial or Territorial Government (with photo) · Old Age Security Identification Card · Valid Firearms Licence · Municipal or RCMP Police Identification (with photo only)