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Top 5 safety tips for students

As the school year begins next week, many students will be taking transit to school. If you’re heading off to school on transit by yourself for the first time– or you have a child who is – it can be a bit overwhelming. We hope these safety tips help you feel more confident in your […]

Why aren’t Transit Police officers located at every transit hub?

At Transit Police, we often get asked why we can’t have officers posted at every SkyTrain station, or why Transit Police officers don’t regularly ride all major bus routes. The answer is that this is not realistic as our officers respond to calls for service across all modes of transit spread across over 1800 km2, […]

Transit Police invites you to take part in the 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Join us for the 7th annual Metro Vancouver Transit Police Charity Golf Tournament in support of Special Olympics BC athletes. On Monday, May 30, enjoy a day of golf, while helping to create a world of inclusion where every person is accepted regardless of ability. Your $125 registration fee includes a sponsored Southern-style bbq lunch […]

Blue Eagle Community Cadets program expands to Surrey

Metro Vancouver Transit Police is pleased to announce that the successful Blue Eagle Community Cadets program, launched in 2021 in partnership with Vancouver Police Department’s Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigenous Relations Section and the Aboriginal Policing Centre, will expand to Surrey. The program, free for youth ages 12-15, focuses on Indigenous culture while building leadership skills in a safe and […]

The holiday season at Transit Police

Many of you are spending the holiday season connecting with friends and family, taking advantage of holiday events throughout Metro Vancouver, enjoying the snow, or giving back to your community. And so are we. Here are some highlights of what Metro Vancouver Transit Police has been up to this holiday season. Patrol officers got into […]

Deputy Anita Furlan

RCMP Supt. Anita Furlan hired as Transit Police Deputy Chief Officer

Metro Vancouver Transit Police is excited to announce that RCMP Superintendent Anita Furlan has accepted the position of Deputy Chief Officer with our department, beginning on January 4, 2022. She will be the first female officer appointed into the Deputy Chief position since Transit Police was created in 2005. Over the past 12 months, Superintendent […]

Movember at Metro Vancouver Transit Police

Things at Transit Police are going to get a little “hairy” this month as, once again, members of our organization grow facial hair to raise money for Movember, a charity that supports men’s health. Setting the bar for all of our participants is Transit Police dog Strider who, as a As a Deutsch Drahthaar sports an […]

Transit safety tips for a spooky and safe Halloween

Halloween weekend is almost here and, for many of us, that means dressing up in costume, gathering with friends or trick-or-treating. If you’ll be using transit to get to any of your Halloween events, Transit Police has tips to keep you safe. Take extra care when choosing Halloween costumes. Face masks are mandatory on transit, […]

Top 5 transit safety tips for students

As the school year begins next week with closer-to-normal in-person learning, many students will need to take transit to school. If you’re heading off to school on transit by yourself for the first time– or you have a child who is – especially, during a pandemic, it can be a bit overwhelming. We hope these […]

Chair Levine’s Opening Remarks – June 18, 2021 Police Board Meeting

“We would like to acknowledge Metro Vancouver Transit Police operate throughout the traditional territories of the Lower Mainland Coast Salish peoples. We acknowledge our hosts and thank them for their hospitality on these lands.” Now,  I wish to take a moment to talk about the heart-breaking news that the bodies of 215 children were found […]

National Indigenous Peoples Day at Transit Police

by Sergeant Cheryl Simpkin, Community Engagement Team June 21, 2021 is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. Metro Vancouver Transit Police celebrate the four Transit Police officers who have Indigenous heritage and the Indigenous people in the communities we serve. We recognize Canada’s movement toward truth and reconciliation and embrace the cultures of urban and traditional peoples in the […]

Transit Police taking steps to address Metro Vancouver gang violence

Metro Vancouver Transit Police, alongside all other police agencies in the Lower Mainland, is working in partnership with the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit BC to end the recent gang violence that has gripped Metro Vancouver. A transit system that covers over 1800km2 means that our resources need to be deployed strategically to ensure that […]

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