The Emergency Command Vehicle
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.
Community Police Station Volunteer Fleet
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.
Delta Police Department was the first agency in Canada to use Starchase Technology. Starchase is a GPS rubber tracking dart that is deployed when a vehicle flees from police. The dart sticks to the vehicle, allowing police to terminate the pursuit and instead follow the vehicle through GPS.
Student Police Academy
Delta Police Foundation supplies the DPD Student Police Academy with kits for each student including t-shirts, golf shirts, shorts, track pants and a kit bag. The donation frees up DPD budget money to enhance the experience of grade 11 and 12 students that participate in the Academy every July.
Battle of the Badges
To bring awareness to anti bullying, the Foundation partners with Delta Police, Delta Fire, the Corporation of Delta and the Delta School District to host the “Battle of the Badges” an epic hockey matchup between police and fire. The event brings over 1,000 school aged youth to a local recreation centre to watch our first responders battle for bragging rights!
Delta Police Youth Golf Tournament
Delta Police Foundation has supplied the Delta Police Youth Golf Tournament with ‘swag’ to enhance the tournament for youth. The Tournament attracts top youth golfers from all over British Columbia.
The Delta Police honours police officers, staff, volunteers and citizens at the Delta Police Annual Awards Ceremony. The Foundation is proud to host a cocktail reception to thank the men and women that contribute to public safety in Delta.