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150th Anniversary

The police department dates back to March 10th, 1873, when New Westminster’s city council authorized the hiring of Constable Jonathan Morey – making the New Westminster Police Department one of the oldest in Western Canada.

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Results of our Public Opinion Survey

In August, a public opinion survey conducted by Ipsos asked citizens of New Westminster about their opinion of the New Westminster Police Department.

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New Westminster Police Department Chief Dave Jansen announces retirement

After more than 30 years of service to the City of New Westminster, Chief Constable Dave Jansen announced his retirement effective June 28th 2024.

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We’re working to improve accessibility and make the New Westminster Police Department more accessible for all.

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Now hiring experienced officers

This is your time to join the New Westminster Police Department. With the NWPD the opportunities for your career are as diverse as your interests.

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Join Nextdoor, your online neighbourhood network

Join us on Nextdoor to engage with us, your neighbours, and receive important safety and crime prevention information.

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