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!
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.”
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.
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.