Reccomendations for change

  •  Increased budget and staffing for the sex crime unit commensurate with the number of annually reported incidents

  •  Increased proportion of female staff within the sex crime unit

  • Specialized training for all staff in the VPD sex crime unit to ensure that victims are treated with empathy, care and respect

  • Improvements to the transparency and accountability of the sex crimes unit

  • Improved effectiveness and accountability of the complaint process

  • Additional funding for more lab space and staffing to allow local and timely forensic processing here in the lower mainland