Since 2002, the Delta Police Foundation has made it possible for the public to support the Delta Police Department. For over 10 years, residents and businesses in Delta have helped raise thousands of dollars for initiatives that are outside the Department’s regular operating budget.
“All of us benefit from a police department that keeps improving. The quality of police services is central to our quality of life in Delta,” says Foundation Chair Moray Keith. “By supporting our officers, we can help them better protect our community. We aim to inform and make the community aware of the Department’s innovative programs and successes.”
The Delta Police Foundation is proud to have supported initiatives including the Police Emergency Command Vehicle and the Community Volunteer Vans.
The Emergency Command Vehicle (ECV)
The ECV has proven to be a valuable piece of equipment for the Department. It is used at a number of special events including May Days, Tour de Delta, Miri Piri celebrations and Canada Day.
In addition, it has been used for operational purposes including the Laura Szendrei homicide, South Fraser Perimeter Road protests and the Stanley Cup celebrations on Scott Road. The ECV, purchased in cooperation with the Corporation of Delta, is essentially a mobile police station. It can be used in any location and situation where normal infrastructure utilities are not available.
The ECV is equipped with its own power source, mobile dispatch, closed circuit TV, workstations with computer hookups, emergency supplies and toilet facilities. Since its purchase, the ECV has been used numerous times per year in a variety of situations.
Vans for Community Police Stations (CoPS)
The North Delta, Ladner and Tsawwassen CoPS each have a van for the use of over 250 volunteers participating in a wide variety of programs including Speed Watch, Cell Watch, CASA, Business Watch, Crime Watch, Child Find, Block Watch and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design.
Volunteers also use these vehicles for participation at special events including May Days, Sunfest and North Delta Family Days parade. The CoPS vans, purchased in cooperation with the three Delta Rotary Clubs, allow for equipment for each program to be safely stored in the back during transport. The vehicles are an important tool in allowing the volunteers to engage with the community and conduct crime prevention programs.
Directors of the Foundation
Incorporated under the Society Act of BC, the Delta Police Foundation is made up of several business and community leaders. »The Foundation’s directors
To encourage and support excellence in policing by promoting community awareness and support.
The Delta Police Foundation is a registered charitable organization (864810866RR0001) and a non-profit society.
The Delta Police Foundation works closely with the Delta Police Board to ensure accountability requirements, set out in Provincial guidelines, are followed.
For more information on the Delta Police Foundation, contact:
Email: Secretary Treasurer