About Delta Police Foundation
Founded in 2002, the Delta Police Foundation has made it possible for the public to support the Delta Police Department (DPD). Over the years, residents and businesses in Delta have helped raise thousands of dollars for initiatives that are outside the Department’s annual operating budget, including raising funds for the Emergency Command Vehicle, and the community volunteer fleet.
In 2012, the Delta Police Foundation shifted the focus from supporting capital projects, to supporting initiatives that align directly with the one of the key pillars in the DPD’s Delta Service Enhancement Plan (DSEP) – Community Focused Service.
The youth of Delta are the future of this community. Your donations to the Delta Police Foundation go directly to supporting youth initiatives – ensuring our officers can help youth develop and focus on their future, and stay on the right path.
The Delta Police Foundation is proud to work alongside our committed DPD and are grateful for the past and needed future support of our community and businesses.
Rod Binder, ChairRod has lived in Delta since 1990 with his wife and 2, now adult children. Rod has over 30 years experience in business as Senior Manager, Owner and Director. He has served on numerous corporate and not-fo-profit boards as a Director over the last 10 year. He was an advisor to the North Delta Area Planning Committee, volunteer for Tour De Delta, and currently the Vice President for DeltAssist and a Delta Parks Commissioner since 2013. Rod is honoured to support the tremendous work of the Delta Police Department through the Delta Police Foundation.
Leslie AbramsonLeslie is a founding member of the Delta Police Foundation and is an extraordinary fundraiser and volunteer. She has served with the Canadian, BC and Delta Chambers of Commerce, was appointed to the Federal Fraser River Harbour Commission, is the past president of Rotary Club of Tsawwassen and has co-chaired a number of capital campaigns in Delta including the Ladner Boys and Girls Club Facility, the Delta Sports Development Centre, and the Little House for Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Education.
Leslie is married to Don and the mother of 3 sons and grandmother to five.
Luke ArathoonLuke Arathoon is a long-time resident of Delta and has strong ties within the community, heightened by his various volunteering initiatives. His passion and knowledge of Delta led him to an opportunity at TELUS in the role of Sr. Regional Market Manager, where he has worked as the main conduit assisting in the roll-out of the TELUS PureFibre network between Delta, it’s residents and TELUS. Luke brings insurmountable business experience and acumen along with management and fundraising experience in the not-for-profit arena. When Luke is not working or volunteering in the community, he spends quality time with his wife Nadia and participating in his favourite hobbies including playing the guitar.
Ralph ArchibaldRalph oversees a wide range of activities within Polygon’s sales group. He has been managing real estate sales and marketing professionals in the Lower Mainland for over 25 years, and has been associated with Polygon since 1993. Ralph holds a BA in Business Administration from Trinity Western University. Ladner born and raised, he currently resides in his hometown with his wife and two daughters. Formerly, he served on the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Council of B.C. Currently, Ralph is volunteering with several community organizations.
Hari Aroon is a business consultant with executive-level professional experience in the food industry. He has held senior management positions with Fresh Start Foods (Gordon Food Service) Weston Foods, Savoury Foods, J.D.Sweide, & B.C. Packers. Hari has successfully marked nationally recognized brand, including Wagon Wheels, Stoned Wheat Thins, Clover Leaf & Royale. His leadership qualities, employee relation skills and business acumen assist him in his current role as a business consultant and mentor.
Hari & his wife Jini have experienced the world by visiting numerous town & cities in five continents. Having lived in Ontario & Nova Scotia the family have settled in Delta BC for the last 27 years.
During his entire career Hari Aroon has continuously served his community. He has held various positions with Indian Immigrant Aid Services, Metro Caravan, Delta Police Community Police Station, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Parks & Recreation and Delta Police Board. Currently Hari mentors young professionals and is proud to be a member of the Delta Police Foundation.
Amarjit DhadwarAmarjit is a Delta resident who has committed thousands of hours volunteering in the community. He has been involved in a number of youth related programs and charity organizations. Amarjit is proud to serve on the Delta Police Foundation Board.
Zahir DossaZahir is a founding partner of the South Delta Financial Group of Raymond James and has16 years of experience as a Financial Advisor, specializing in conservative wealth management and financial planning. Zahir is highly active in the community, serving as a Director for the Delta Police Foundation, Director of Membership for the Tsawwassen & Boundary Bay Lions Group, and on the events committee with Reach Child and Youth Development Society. He has been living in South Delta for the last 24 years and is married to Shahenas, a registered nurse. Zahir is the proud father of two. When not working or volunteering, Zahir can be found biking, reading, walking, travelling, and listening to music.
Dale SaipA long time resident of South Delta , a father of 5 and proud grandfather to two little boys, Dale is married to Heather a Music Teacher with the Delta School District.
Dale is the Senior Vice-President of the Western Hockey League Vancouver Giants, having been with the team since its inception in 2001 and has been part of the World Junior Hockey Championships and hosting the Memorial Cup. A past President of the Ladner Business Association Dale has served 7 terms as an elected member of the Delta Board of Education, 6 of those as Chairperson as well as numerous Provincial Advisory roles. He currently serves as the Chair of the BC Sports Hall of Fame Banquet of Champions, Chairperson of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, and a Director of the Delta Police Foundation.