Vancouver Police Department/Foundation Press Conference
On Monday, June 16, 2014 the Vancouver Police Foundation launched its Kops’ Shades for Kids Campaign. Back by popular demand, the campaign connects the public to the police via iconic, mirrored aviator sunglasses - a signature look inherently tied to police. Introduced last summer, the campaign raises funds for Vancouver Police crime prevention projects and early intervention community outreach programs. It also seeks to strengthen the link between the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) and the community it serves.
“We have been reminded in recent weeks of the vital role that police officers play in our communities – here in Vancouver and across the country,” said Peter Brown, Vancouver Police Foundation Chairman. “The sunglasses serve as a visual sentiment that all citizens can wear to show their support for, and pride in, Vancouver’s police officers.”
The launch event was held at the corner of Granville and Georgia. There were four cameras and two reporters who attended, along with many people walking by who stopped to see what was happening.
This was a hard to miss event, because right on the side of the street were two large police horses, a police dog and his trainer nearby. There was also music and free popcorn courtesy of Jack FM. Policemen and policewomen were available to answer questions from anyone who wanted to chat. This event brought in a crowd of people, and it was a great opportunity to share with the public what the Vancouver Police Department and the Vancouver Police foundation do.
Great program for a great cause. Click here if you are interested in learning more, or buying your own pair of shades.