Annual VPD Police Officers Physical Abilities Test
On October 1st the SVCPC participated in the first Annual VPD Police Officers Physical Abilities Test (POPAT) held at the Justice Institute of BC. Over 30 teams comprising of athletes of all levels participated in this all day event. We were able to enter two very competitive teams that performed well. Although they did not win the competition, our A team managed to have the fastest time among all of the participating Community Policing Centre Teams. Most of our team members were able help clean up after the event. Great job everyone!!! Our A Team members were Khaled, Alex, Vincent, Nathan and Colette and our B Team members were Shafiq, Foster, Andrew, Suhrob and Joey. And a big thank you to Parween for coming out and cheering on teams on.
Annual General Meeting
On June 21st, 2016, the South Vancouver Community Crime Prevention Society held their Annual General Meeting at the Vancouver Alpen Club located at 4875 Victoria Drive. The well attended event saw six people, new to the SVCPC, be elected to the 2016-2017 Board of Directors. They bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience. These professionals are high energy and are already very much involved in the community they work or live in. Congratulations to all SVCPC Board of Directors for your energy and dedication to help improve community safety and reduce crime through crime prevention education and the implementation of crime prevention services, programs and initiatives.
Scotiabank Charity Challenge
On Sunday June 26th the South Vancouver Community Policing Centre will be participating in the 2016 Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon and 5K. We would like to ask for your support for this event. For more information, or how to donate Click Here
Recruiting for New Board Members
We will be hosting our Annual General Meeting in June, and the nomination committee is making preparations and seeking candidates to join our organization as Board Members. For more information Click Here
Distracted Driving Penalties Increased
Effective June 1, 2016, the fine for a distracted driving violation ticket has more than doubled, from $167 to $368. The number of associated penalty points applied to a driver’s record has also increase from 3 to 4 points. On a first infraction, this will also result in a driver paying a further $175 ICBC Driver Penalty Point premium, for a total of $543 for a first infraction. For a second infraction within a one-year period, not only does the driver have to pay another $368, but the ICBC Driver Penalty Point premium will increase to $520. Additional infractions will result in a further escalation of ICBC Driver Penalty Point premiums.
Distracted driving infractions has also been added to the list of high risk driving infractions that trigger early intervention and driving prohibitions through the Driver Improvement Program (DIP). Experienced drivers who incur two or more infractions within 12 months will be considered high risk and their driving records will be reviewed by DIP, potentially resulting in a 3-12 month prohibition. Graduated Licensing Program (GLP) drivers who incur one distracted driving infraction will also be considered high-risk, and will be reviewed by DIP, potentially receiving a 1-6 month prohibition. GLP drivers may be subject to longer prohibitions for subsequent infractions.
For more information, please check: Distractions While Driving - Cell Phones and Other Devices