'Pink Shirt Day' was Wednesday, February 27, 2013. The North Vancouver RCMP once again showed strong support for this most worthwhile cause. In 2007, several Nova Scotia high school teens wore pink shirts in support of a fellow student who was being bullied. Their efforts proved effective and the unique show of solidarity has spread across Canada. The students demonstrated that change can happen and there is strength in numbers.
"Police see all too often the negative effects of bullying in our schools and communities. There is a real need to bring awareness to bullying and the hurt it brings to innocent victims," stated S/Sgt. Glenn Magark of the North Vancouver RCMP. "Be part of the solution – not part of the problem."
On December 05, 2012 the North Vancouver RCMP held a ‘Volunteer Appreciation Dinner’ for local volunteer groups which make a significant positive contribution to our community. Both the North Vancouver District and City Mayors, along with the Officer in Charge of the North Vancouver Detachment offered sincere thanks for the countless hours the volunteers contributed this past year.
North Vancouver 'Block Watch' Coordinators
North Vancouver RCMP Auxiliaries (partlly represented)
North Vancouver City Community Policing Volunteers'
North Vancouver District Community Policing Volunteers
On November 7, 2012 the North Vancouver RCMP Detachment acknowledged the outstanding actions of 34 of its local citizens, police officers and support staff. Superintendent Chris Kennedy, OIC (Officer in Charge) of the North Vancouver Detachment warmly presented all recipients with a personalized plaque. The 'OIC Commendation Ceremony' was held at the Seymour Golf and Country Club and was attended by the recipients, family members and local politicians. Congratulations to all the recipients!
On Thursday, October 18, 2012 the North Vancouver RCMP Detachment loaded up numerous boxes of clothes and bedding and donated them to the local ‘Lookout Shelter’.
Our officers come in contact with those at the shelter and know there is a real need for warm clothes and blankets, especially this time of year, commented Cpl. Richard De Jong of the North Vancouver RCMP.
Thanks go out to all who generously donated and especially to our Crisis Intervention Unit who initiated and organized this project.
On Friday evening, October 12, 2012, a toatl of $13,780.02 was raised when the North Vancouevr community showed up in support of a charity hockey game between the North Vancouver RCMP and the local 'North Van Wolf Pack'. All proceeds went to the COPS for Cancer, Canadian Cancer Society.
On September 19, 2012 a special ceremony was held at the North Vancouver RCMP Detachment for 35 youth. This past summer, they significantly helped reduce the number of thefts from vehicles at both Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain. By being visibly present and educating the public on leaving valuables in their vehicles, many tourists were spared the grief of being a victim.
Volunteers of the Lower Lonsdale Community Policing Center were shown the North Vancouver RCMP police boat. They were given a patrol of the area the vessel makes.
Pictured is (North Vancouver - Lonsdale) MLA Naomi Yamamoto. Naomi is often in attendance at the local grade 5 D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) graduations. Naomi is very supportive of all drug prevention initiatives and here has back up with the D.A.R.E mascot.
On Saturday, July, 07, 2012 the North Vancouver RCMP Detachment sponsored a 'Graffiti Wipe-Out' Day. Approximately 60 volunteers showed up to clean up and paint over graffiti on public property. All were given bright orange shirts. Afterwards, participants were invited back to the Detachment for a barbecue. Great effort by all!
Also on Wednesday, June 06, 2012, the North Vancouver Chamber Of Commerce hosted the annual 'Take a Cop to Lunch' event. A good turn out by local buisness owners, along with staff of the North Vancouver Detachment enjoyed a great BBQ lunch. Much appreciated by the staff at the detachment!
On Wednesday, June 06, 2012, the North Vancouver RCMP detachment participated in the 2012, B.C. Special Olympics Torch Relay Run. Over $1200.00 was raised by the detachment in support of the Special Olympics. Officers ran alongside the athlete's over to West Vancouver.
On Tuesday, June 05, 2012 the North Vancouver RCMP participated in the fourth annual North Shore Anti-bootlegging campaign with a message for any North Shore resident who has contact with youth under the age of 19 – Think before you let them drink.
Any preventative measure we can participate in will have a positive influence for all our community," said Supt. Chris Kennedy, Officer in Charge of the North Vancouver RCMP.
This year’s keynote podium speaker was Dr. Marvin Krank, a UBC psychologist who has studied the social and cognitive factors related to substance use in adolescents. Dr. Krank blames the issue of adolescent drinking on societal influences which paint an unrealistic picture of what alcohol really is.
Supt. Chris Kennedy and Cpl. Richard De Jong posing beside the Anti-bootlegging campaign poster.
The North Vancouver RCMP proudly participated in the celebration of the 100th Lynn Valley Day. This year the event was held on May 26, 2012. The detachment was well represented by S/Sgt. Paul Duffy of the Community Policing Section.
Volunteer proudly driving Community Policing van in parade.
Safety Bear and S/Sgt. Paul Duffy of the Community Policing Section