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New Westminster Police Department marks 150th anniversary

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is marking its 150th anniversary in 2023. The police department dates back to March 10th, 1873, when New Westminster’s city council authorized the hiring of its first Constable – making the New Westminster Police Department one of the oldest in Western Canada. “A lot has changed since […]

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Non-emergency call taking to transition back to the New Westminster Police Department

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department will be working in partnership with E-Comm to transition some non-emergency call answering to the New Westminster Police Department. Following the July 19th Police Board meeting, direction was provided for the NWPD to work with E-Comm to transition a portion of non-emergency call taking to NWPD staff. […]

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Two people rescued from damaged boat on the Fraser River

New Westminster – On July 14th 2022, the New Westminster Police Department received a 9-1-1 call from a resident at the edge of the Fraser River saying they could hear people yelling for help and they were unsure if people had been thrown from a boat. New Westminster Police Department officers boarded the NWPD police […]

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Chief Constable Jansen awarded as a Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces

New Westminster – For his exemplary contributions and dedicated years of service, New Westminster Police Department Chief Constable Dave Jansen has been awarded the Order of Merit of the Police Forces. The Order of Merit of the Police Forces was created in 2000, to recognize conspicuous merit and exceptional service by members and employees of […]

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Sergeant Justine Thom appointed to NWPD Media Relations Officer

New Westminster – Sergeant Justine Thom has stepped into the role of Media Relations Officer at the New Westminster Police Department. Sergeant Thom joined the New Westminster Police Department in 2009. In addition to spending her first five years on Patrol, Sergeant Thom spent three years on the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team and five years […]

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National Police Week: Connected to Our Communities

New Westminster – Today marks the beginning of National Police Week – a seven-day public awareness campaign that encourages new connections between police and the communities they serve. This campaign represents an opportunity to emphasize how police officers are both members of the community they live in and members of the police community they work in. […]

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New Westminster Police Department joins integrated collision analysis team

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is expanding its participation in integrated policing programs, and will be joining the Lower Mainland Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS), with a preliminary start in April 2022. ICARS is responsible for the forensic reconstruction of collisions that result in serious injury or death from Pemberton to […]

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New Westminster Police Department rewards drivers for good behaviour

New Westminster – Sensible drivers were rewarded for their courteous behavior by the New Westminster Police Department this week. The New Westminster Police Department’s Traffic Unit was promoting safe driving through positive reinforcement. Safe driving behaviours that were rewarded included: traveling within the speed limits, proper use of the student drop off and pick up […]

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Police locate a man in distress

New Westminster – On January 23rd, a New Westminster Police Department member was conducting foot patrols in the 400 block of Columbia Street when he observed a male snort something off the ground. Upon approaching this male, the member witnessed him fall backwards and lose consciousness, where he turned pale and his lips turned blue. […]

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NWPD Response to the Calls for Justice