The Foundation’s current strategic direction is to support initiatives to make connections and strengthen relationships between DPD officers and the community, with a focus on youth.
This direction is realized through various interactive events such as the 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, Summer Solstice Run/Walk/Roll, Youth Leadership Conference, and the Student Police Academy.
Summer Solstice Run/Walk/Roll
Summer Solstice Run/Walk/Roll
The Summer Solstice Run/Walk/Roll is an event for the entire community, bringing together all ages, from youth to seniors, taking place during the summer. Seniors who are in wheelchairs participate in the event, with DPD officers pushing them through the event route. The event is followed by entertainment and fun for the entire family.
Youth Leadership Conference
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.
Community Support and Inclusion
The Delta Police Foundation also supports the DPD in various community support based initiatives throughout the year as the need arises, including assisting the DPD in supporting non-profit organizations, such as local food banks/drives and transition homes, with item donations. The Foundation also assists the DPD with other community-focused and inclusion events, including the 2022 THIS Calendar contest, which utilized visual art to bring awareness to diversity, inclusion and belonging for everyone in our community.
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.
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.
The Delta Police honours police officers, staff, volunteers and citizens at the Delta Police Annual Awards Ceremony through the Community Policing Award.
District Community Police Station Volunteer Fleet
The North Delta, Ladner and Tsawwassen DCPO 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.
The Delta Police Foundation hosts shredding fundraisers along with local community partners to fundraise for the Foundation and bring the community, Foundation and DPD team together in a fun environment.