The Vancouver Police Museum and Archives is dedicated to preserving the history and memory of British Columbia’s largest independent municipal agency, the historic City Coroner’s services and the City Analyst Laboratory. It serves as an educational institution, living memorial, cultural anchor, and bridge between Vancouver citizens, visitors and local law enforcement.
A Living Heritage
We are dedicated to the gathering and sharing of information depicting the history of the Vancouver Police Department, the City Coroner’s Services and City Analyst Laboratory. We strive to achieve excellence in the areas of collections management, preservation, care and conservation of artefacts and archival materials related to the Vancouver Police Department, the City Coroner’s Services and City Analyst Laboratory.
A Cultural Space
We are a bridge of information for the community to examine the history of Vancouver and the development of the Vancouver Police Department. Through exhibitions, public programs and educational workshops we look to create a curiosity into Vancouver’s less known history and provide an atmosphere that allows visitors to engage in open dialogue on controversial topics relevant to law enforcement and criminal and death investigation.
The Vancouver Police Museum and Archives values a rounded perspective and providing an open and safe place to discuss topics of law enforcement and crime in the city of Vancouver. The VPMA strives to provide an educational experience that looks beyond the Vancouver Police Department to engage visitors with intriguing contextual information that places the choices and practices of local law enforcement within a wider scope.
- Connecting with visitors and public
- Providing a rounded and informative experience and exploration
- Dedication to cultural heritage excellence
Vancouver Police Museum & Archives strives to:
- To create an intrigue into the history of local law enforcement and crime trends in the City of Vancouver with the intent to examine the economic/sociological context and external factors that contribute to the development and changes in the city’s social landscape.
- To engage visitors in exploring topics related to local law enforcement, criminal and death investigation.
- To be a provide an atmosphere that allows visitors to engage in open dialogue on controversial topics surrounding relevant to law enforcement and criminal and death investigation.