YOUR GENEROSITY AT WORK
Our mission is to help our police make Abbotsford the safest city in BC by supporting Abbotsford Police Department initiatives that reduce crime and build relationships.
ABBOTSFORD POLICE CITY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
An annual city-wide basketball tournament that encourages youth to make positive choices by participating in sport. More than 750 players, coaches, volunteers and 1000+ members of the community are involved in the tournament each year. Police officers participate on the organizing committee and are in attendance at every game providing a positive role model for our youth.
ABBOTSFORD POLICE CAMP
A week long day camp for kids ages 6-10 to give them the opportunity to interact with police and learn basic police skills and responsibilities, including crime scene investigation, the K9 unit and appropriate handling of police equipment. The camp is offered in partnership between the Abbotsford Police Department and Central Abbotsford Community School.
Throughout the year uniformed officers bring a furry stuffed friend, “Hector the Protector” – the police mascot dog, to children in the hospital and help create positive memories at a challenging time.
Each year we strive to purchase specialty equipment for the Abbotsford Police Department, tools that fall outside of their annual operating budget that would help them police the community. Funds raised in 2016 allowed for the purchase of a 4×4 Gator ATV, giving the Abbotsford Police Department access to remote, otherwise inaccessible, locations surrounding the city. We hope to raise enough funds in 2017 for the purchase of a specialized drone to assist our law enforcement by providing a bird’s eye view of crime and disaster scenes they may not otherwise be able to get to.
YOUTH MAKING POSITIVE CHOICES
A new Abbotsford Police Department initiative designed to engage youth and empower them to make good life choices. The 2017 program is being developed by the Abbotsford Police Department in partnership with Abbotsford School District #34. The program will educate students on the dangers of drug use and encourage them to create their own messages that inspire peers to make positive choices.