Victim Services

Victem Services

The Lethbridge Police Victim/Witness Services Unit is a 24/7 police-based victim assistance program that was developed and launched in 1991 to provide information, support and referrals to victims and witnesses of crime or tragedy in Lethbridge. Volunteer advocates are first responders who provide practical support during the first few critical hours after a crime or tragedy. VSU serves as a central information point for those who have been victimized, providing updates on the status of an investigation or court case as well as information about victim impact statements, requests for restitution, provincial financial benefits and referrals to counseling services, shelters, child protection and crisis lines.

VSU is available 24/7, 365 days a year. Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone: 403-330-5176 
After Hours: Contact VSU through the LPS Duty Staff Sergeant 403-327-2210

Volunteer with Victim Services

If you are a compassionate person looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity that will truly make a difference in people's lives, the Lethbridge Police Service Victim/Witness Services Unit would like to meet you.

VSU advocates must be a minimum of 18-years-old, complete an application form, undergo criminal record and reference checks, have a valid driver's license, be willing to commit to the program and participate in job shadowing. Applicants will then undergo an interview before being accepted in the training program.

Successful candidates are provided with comprehensive training covering a variety of areas including general police procedures, suicide awareness, domestic violence, sexual assault, bereavement, organized crime and the criminal justice system.

For more information contact Darcie James, VSU Program Manager at 403-330-5176 or email

Victim Services Application