Vulnerable Sector Unit
The Vulnerable Sector Unit is comprised of a team of officers who work with community partners to provide ongoing support to at-risk members of the public. The Vulnerable Sector Unit consists of the following teams:
The Domestic Violence Unit provides follow-up service to those experiencing violence and other forms of abuse in their relationships.
Elder Resources offers assistance to our senior population, including education about elder abuse, and assistance to those seniors (and their families) who are at risk due to dementia and other related disorders.
The Community Health Intervention Program is a formalized outreach service utilizing mental health and addictions professionals to provide ongoing community support for those calls for service relating to people suffering from mental health issues.
Domestic Violence Unit
What is Domestic Violence?
When people talk about violence in relationships, they are usually talking about abuse. Abuse includes a range of behaviour—from intimidation and threats, to physical or sexual assault. An abuser uses threats and violence to gain power and control over his or her partner and to take away their self-worth.
Mandate and Goal of the DVU
The Domestic Violence Unit (DVU) is comprised of a police investigator in partnership with community social work professionals who are experienced in dealing with victims of domestic violence.
The mandate of the DVU is to provide prompt follow-up service to those experiencing violence and other forms of abuse in their relationships. These incidents are usually referred to the DVU by Patrol officers. In addition, the DVU will proactively identify persons at risk of domestic violence and intervene wherever possible.
The goal of the DVU is to review all files forwarded to them and to select cases for follow-up which meet the criteria of the mandate. When the DVU is involved and charges are laid, the victims are supported throughout, including to trial, to reduce the likelihood of the victim “dropping out” of the prosecution.
Our Vulnerable Sector team conducts follow-ups with members of the senior community who have come in contact with police. The goal is to offer support to seniors and their families who are experiencing issues such as targeted elder fraud, elder abuse, and chronic wandering. Our team works with the Geriatric Team at Delta Mental Health to provide accessible resources.
Elder abuse can take a variety of forms, but whether it is financial abuse, physical abuse, or psychological abuse, our Vulnerable Sector team works with seniors in the community and connects them with local community partners to ensure long-term solutions are created.
|Hitting, kicking, slapping, pushing, burning, or any other type of force that can cause injury||Unwanted sexual contact||Harming emotional well-being, including name-calling, scaring||Failing to meet basic necessities like shelter, clothing, food, medical care||Leaving an elder alone for long periods of time or neglecting care|
Community Health Intervention Program
If you are in a crisis and need immediate assistance, call 9‑1‑1
Delta Police believe strongly in the effectiveness of community partnerships. Building on an already strong working relationship in responding to emergency mental health situations, Delta Police and Delta Mental Health have developed a formalized outreach service. The Community Health Intervention Partnership is comprised of one Delta Police officer and two designated Delta Mental Health professionals.
The primary objectives of this partnership are to reduce the risk of harm to those suffering from mental health issues and emotional crisis, to offer support and resources to the mental health client and their families, and to enhance public and officer safety.
This team provides on-site risk and mental health assessments, outside agency contacts for clients, and enhanced training on mental health conditions.
Community Based Mental Health Centres
Regular hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.
South Delta Office
1835 56th St, Delta, BC
North Delta Office
6435 120th St, Delta, BC