Although the duties and authorities of the members and civilian staff of the West Vancouver Police Department are regulated by a number of local, provincial and federal statutes, the Department has its own set of standards called Policies and Procedures. Each Policy describes the overall plan or direction as it relates to a particular subject matter, while the Procedures are the comprehensive guidelines which the employees follow in support of that Policy. It is the responsibility of the Planning and Research Section to continually develop and maintain all Policies and Procedures to ensure the members and staff will have access to the most current and best practices. This guarantees the Department is functioning in the safest and most efficient manner possible.
Recently Approved by the Police Board
The West Vancouver Police Department has embarked on a project to review and update all departmental policies and procedures. This project will take several years to complete, with the most high risk areas, such as pursuits and use of force, being tackled first. As part of our commitment to transparency and accountability, all revised Administravie policies and procedures will be released publicly, once approved by the Police Board (subject to some vetting to safeguard sensitive information).
- AA0060 Policy Managment
- AB0150 Promotional Plan
- AC0010 Commendations - Employees and Citizens
- AC0040 Standards of Conduct
- AC0135 Service Records of Discipline for Sworn Members
- AC0325 Harrassment in the Workplace
- AD0035 Donations & Gifts to the Department
- AG0110 Use of Electronic Devices While Operating Department Vehicles