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Our Staff

Our Vision

The Vancouver Police Museum and Archives is dedicated to preserving the history and memory of British Columbia’s largest independent municipal agency, the historic City Coroner’s Services and the City Analyst's Laboratory. It serves as an educational institution, living memorial, cultural anchor, and bridge between Vancouver citizens, visitors and local law enforcement.

Contact Info

240 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC



Thursday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm

Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

Closed Monday - Wednesday

& Statutory Holidays


Lisa Glandt


As the VPMA Archivist, Lisa is the custodian of all our documentary, graphic, and audio-visual records. In this role she assists with public, professional and government enquiries. Over the last 24 years she has worked in a wide variety of archival and records management settings including museums, municipal government, academic (both university and private) and community archives. Lisa holds an undergraduate degree in History from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Archival Studies from UBC.

Michaela Sawyer

Museum Assistant

Michaela recently completed her master's degree in Holocaust Studies through UVIC, with a thesis combining  knowledge in that field with previous work from her diploma of cultural resource management. During her masters practicum Michaela spent time at the Vancouver Holocaust Education Center assisting with their archives and collections. She also has previous experience as a program coordinator at the Whistler Museum and Archives. So far Michaela has been working to make our displays more accessible and legible to all our visitors, as well as organizing our 'behind-the-scenes' areas.



Christie Stauss

Executive Director

Having started as the marketing manager of the VPMA Christie and the museum's board took a leap of faith and she began as the acting director before successfully stepping up into the role in April 2024. She has 8 years of experience within small museums, specializing in heritage spaces that look towards Justice.

She has a double major in media & theatre studies with two post-graduate certificates in heritage management and human resources.

Lindsay Webb

Education &
Program Manager

Having studied archaeology at Simon Fraser University, Lindsay focused on taking courses on the management of museum collections and handling of artifacts; volunteering at the Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology; and spending time in the field on an archaeological dig site in Courtenay BC. Lindsay has worked extensively with the public over the years, including tailoring programs to allow children from 6 months to 16 years to meet standardized goals. Currently, Lindsay is leading our education programs as well as organizing the museum's public programs including our Speaker Series event and Community Days.

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