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.
Each year we strive to purchase specialty equipment for the Abbotsford Police Department. These are tools that fall outside of their annual operating budget, but would greatly help AbbyPD safeguard the community. With your support, we purchased an aerial drone which assists police by providing a bird's eye view of crime and disaster scenes they may not otherwise be able to see, an ATV Gator giving AbbyPD access to remote and otherwise inaccessible locations surrounding the city and have contributed towards to the purchase of a training simulator which will allow officers to train for real-life scenarios in a simulated environment. This year, we are excited to support the AbbyPD's restoration of a vintage police cruiser.
YOUTH MAKING POSITIVE CHOICES
This Abbotsford Police Department initiative is designed to engage and empower youth to make positive life choices. The program was developed by the Abbotsford Police Department in collaboration with Abbotsford School District #34 and other community partners and is designed to educate young people on the potential dangers associated with their decision making.
In 2019 we purchased four Kevlar protective vests for the police dogs who are partnered with AbbyPD officers. We also launched a pilot "K9 Retirement Program" to help defray costs for veterinary, food and insurance for the retired police service dogs. The pilot program was a success that in 2020 it became a permanent initiative that we will continue to fund.