Vancouver Police Dogs Smile for the Camera Throughout the City to Benefit Charities

Police dogs are some of the hardest working dogs in the world. Every year they help police officers pursue criminals, detect contraband and dangerous substances and help with community outreach. One of the unique ways the police dogs in Vancouver, British Columbia help their community is by participating in an annual calendar that benefits charities in the Canadian province.

The police dogs visited various scenic locales in Vancouver, from Grouse Mountain to the city’s famous Playland roller coaster for their photo shoots. Here are a few of the photos from the 2022 calendar and a sneak peek behind the scenes!

Out front of Playland’s roller coaster.

VPD Constables Dennis Jesus and Chris Hudson said of this year’s calendar:

“This calendar is dedicated to honour the dogs who are working, who have retired and who have passed; the Guardians of the Night as well as all the first responders and healthcare workers who have been leaders in the community through the Covid-19 Pandemic. We are very proud and honoured to be a part of this project that supports two great charities in our community; BC Cancer Foundation and BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.”

Out front of the Orpheum theatre on Granville Street

The Vancouver Police Canine Unit has 16 handler / dog teams, comprised of 14 constables and two sergeants. The teams work 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The teams are trained in criminal apprehension, as well as narcotics, firearms, and explosives detection.

On top of Grouse Mountain

Cherry blossoms in Stanley Park

Stanley Park with Lion’s Gate Bridge in the background

False Creek / Granville Island

Retired VPD Sergeant Mike Anfield created the calendar in honor of his wife Candy, a VPD officer who lost her valiant battle with breast cancer in 2004.

Since the calendar’s inception, over $450,000 has been raised for charity.

The 2022 Vancouver Police dog calendars are now on sale on the Vancouver Police Foundation Store website.

Disclosure: This post may include affiliate links.

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