Delta Police Department - Victim Services
Victim Services is an operational section of the Delta Police Department which specializes in supporting victims of crime and trauma. They serve the entire Delta community and their office is located in Ladner at the main headquarters building for the Delta Police. The program operates on a police-based philosophy that the immediacy and nature of assistance that a victim receives following an incident can have a significant impact on their resulting wellness. It is the goal of the program, its staff and volunteers to provide immediate crisis-intervention, and relevant and supportive assistance.
Referrals to Victim Services are typically made by the investigating officer. Additionally, individuals can self-refer to the program. Victim Services staff and volunteers assist victims by providing information, support and referral. Specifically, Victim Services provide information to the victim regarding the police investigation, the criminal justice system, and various other matters as they proceed through the court system.
Emotional support is provided to individuals as they adjust to the impact that an incident has had and as they proceed through the criminal justice system. They primarily respond to criminal matters but will refer victims to other services/agencies for supports and information relating to family court matters. Delta Police Victim Services will also refer victims to variety of agencies in the community which provide specialized services to meet their needs.
Delta Police Victim Services is comprised of 20 volunteers, 2.5 full-time employees, and 4 auxiliary employees. Victim Services provide workshops to the community, and are available to facilitate upon request.
Publication Languages: English
Delta, BC, V4K 3E1