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.
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.
Kids Soccer Camp
The annual youth summer camp hosts up to 100 U12 future soccer stars. The camp is run by DPD officers who have a high level of soccer skill and knowledge. The program targets younger children who enjoy not only soccer, but the friendships they develop with the officers.
3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
The 3-on-3 basketball tournament brings together top players from schools through Delta for a day of competitive basketball. The tournament gives players the opportunity to spend the day with officers in a fun and interactive environment.
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.
Youth Leadership Forum
The Youth Leadership Forum brings together youth of all ages for a day-long event designed to expose youth to a wide variety of interesting careers. With presenters representing sports, business, science, and the arts, boys and girls are motivated and inspired by the successes and struggles that goes along with chasing dreams.