Vancouver Police Department

  • Agency: Vancouver Police Department
  • Address: 605 E Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, 98661 WA
  • Chief: Clifford Cook (Chief of Police)
Phone: (360) 487-7400
Fax: (360) 694-9646

Vancouver Police Department is located at 605 E Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, 98661 WA. The Chief of Police of the department is Clifford Cook. The Vancouver Police Department phone number is (360) 487-7400.

Vancouver Police Department News

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From now through June 3, law enforcement officers throughout the state will be enforcing seat belt and child passenger safety laws as part of Click It Or Ticket. Agencies throughout SW Washington will have officers out doing extra enforcement.

Vancouver Police Officer Edward Letarte will be receiving the Honorable Mention Award at tonight's National Association of Police Organizations 25th Annual Awards Dinner in Washington DC for his actions saving 4 children and an adult from an armed intruder in February 2017.

All three of our precincts were the lucky recipients of the Summit View Church Tuesday Women's Group "Love Vancouver" day. They dropped by delicious treats for our staff. Thank you!!!!

Last Saturday, the Vancouver Police Department and Clark County Sheriff’s had extra officers out conducting DUI enforcement. Here are the results: CONTACTS: 69 CITATIONS/INFRACTIONS: 20 DUI ARRESTS: 3 WARNINGS: 28 The next scheduled DUI enforcement will be this Saturday May 12. Drive safe, drive sober!

This weekend officers from the Vancouver Police Department, Clark County Sheriff's Office and the Washington State Patrol will be out enforcing DUI laws. Whether you're celebrating Cinco de Mayo or just the warm weather, if any of those celebrations involve consuming intoxicants please designate a sober driver or use a car service to get around town but don't get behind the wheel impaired!

The final numbers are in from Saturday's drug take back events. Thanks to everyone that took time to drop off unwanted drugs to keep them out of the hands of others and out of our waterways! Total pounds DEA Drugs = 4,683 Total Participants = 1,451 - Kaiser Cascade Park o 1,923 lbs. DEA drugs o 657 participants - PeaceHealth Southwest o 1,456 lbs. DEA drugs o 391 participants - Battle Ground Police Dept. o 795.5 lbs. DEA drugs o 232 participants - Washougal Silver Star Search & Rescue o 499 lbs. DEA drugs o 144 participants - Skamania Sherriff o 9 lbs. DEA drugs o 23 participants This weekend’s totals exceed the totals from the October 2017 event which were: • Total pounds DEA drugs collected = 3,549 lbs. - 1,134 additional pounds collected at April 28, 2018 event • Total number of participants = 1,321 - 146 additional participants at April 28, 2018 event

Our recruitment team will be at the Women In Law Enforcement Career Fair at the Criminal Justice Training Commission this Saturday from 10am-2pm. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-in-law-enforcement-career-fair-tickets-43631417745 The Vancouver Police Department is currently hiring both entry and lateral police officers. If you've thought about a career in law enforcement now is a great time to join our team!

VPD K9 Enzo is officially retired after nearly 6 years of service to us and the community. Happy Retirement Enzo!!

We had a great time at the Multicultural Resource Fair on Saturday! (L-R: Officer Brian Schaffer, Officer Gerardo Gutierrez, Sergeant Dave Henderson, NOW Volunteer Paula Person and NOW Volunteer Linda Mather)

It was a busy week last week for our volunteers celebrating National Volunteer Week. Here are some photos from the Citizen Corps event and Friday's Java with Jordan!

The Vancouver Police Department and Clark County Sheriff's Office will have additional officers out on Saturday April 21 enforcing the DUI laws. Drive safe, drive sober.

National Volunteer Week is a great time to get involved. The Vancouver Police Department offers a wide range of roles where you can get involved and give back to our beautiful community. Are you interested in joining Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) as a Neighbors on Watch (NOW) or Support Volunteer? Please call Vancouver Police Volunteer Coordinator Jordan Mafarlane at 360.487.7467 or jordan.macfarlane@cityofvancouver.us to learn more.

Vancouver Police Officer Julie Ballou has won the National Police Activities League April Officer of the Month Award. National PAL recognizes individuals in the PAL Network who inspire their PAL colleagues and friends, and who are steadfast in their service to their communities. Officer Ballou is a great example of giving back to youth in the community and inspiring others. Congratulations!

The Vancouver Police Department has a job posting for a civilian Police Service Technician. Please visit this link for more information about this exciting job opportunity!

We celebrate and thank all City of Vancouver volunteers for their contribution and service to our community!

On Monday evening at City Council, Cpl. Drue Russell was presented an award from the Resuscitation Group for his work to provide an Advanced Paramedic Refresher Course to Command Officers from the Abu Dhabi Police Force who were recently in Vancouver. (L-R: VPD Cpl. Drue Russell and Rob Rowan from the Resuscitation Group)

In 2017, Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) logged in over 10,500 hours of service and we are quickly approaching 3,000 hours this year! We recognize the efforts of our volunteers and feel very fortunate that they choose to give their time and diverse skill set to the Vancouver Police Department.

Big thanks to our amazing Neighbors on Watch (NOW) volunteers for donating their time and talent to citizen patrols, DUI emphasis events, traffic projects and much more! VPD Support volunteers give back by assisting with inter-office deliveries, organizing mailings as well as short term and long term administrative support projects. Your work is making a difference in our community and we appreciate you!

Happy National Volunteer Week! We want to thank all of our amazing volunteers for all they do for the department and our community. Here's a quick video to show our appreciation.

If you have unused or unwanted medications please plan to stop by one of the drug take back events on Saturday, April 28th. There are several locations in Clark County accepting medications. Keep medications out of the hands of others and out of our waterways by disposing of them safely at events such as this.

On Friday, Officers from Vancouver, Battle Ground and Washougal Police Departments conducted a DUI emphasis. Here are the results: Contacts: 68 DUI Arrests: 3 Citations: 13 Warnings: 21 Other Arrests: 4 These DUI enforcement efforts are possible thanks to a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. We are also continuing our distracted driving emphasis patrols through April and have another DUI enforcement planned on April 21st.

Thanks KATU for covering the distracted driving emphasis! Officers throughout SW Washington will be putting extra emphasis on looking for and ticketing distracted drivers this month.

Officers from the Vancouver, Battle Ground and Washougal Police Departments will be doing extra DUI enforcement this Friday, April 6th in an effort to keep drunk, drugged and high drivers off our roadways. These frequent DUI emphasis patrols are thanks to a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission as part of Target Zero!

Vancouver Police will be one of the agencies participating in the statewide distracted driving enforcement emphasis which starts today. On the road, off the phone!