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Instagram Live Ride-Along

Join us on Instagram live February 23rd to follow Corporal Leaver and Constable Standard on a ride along! We will be going live at 8:00pm (PST). Get your snacks ready and cozy up for an evening of following the New Westminster Police Department as we patrol the streets, respond to calls, and answer your questions. […]

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New Westminster Police Department Chief Dave Jansen announces retirement

New Westminster – After more than 30 years of service to the City of New Westminster, Chief Constable Dave Jansen announced his retirement effective June 28th 2024. Chief Constable Jansen assumed the role of Chief Constable in June of 2020. “The Board hired Chief Jansen based on his extensive policing experience but also for his […]

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Meet Constable Claus

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is inviting families to a meet and greet with Constable Claus, the newest member of the New Westminster Police Department. At this event, Constable Claus and Elf will be collecting donations in support of the Don’t go Hungry Food Support Program. Families will be thanked for their […]

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Numerous charges and arrests result from special project in Downtown neighbourhood

New Westminster – Throughout the month of September and October, New Westminster Police Department specialty units worked on a project exclusive to the Downtown neighbourhood. This focused enforcement resulted in several arrests, numerous recommended charges, weapons and drug seizures, and referrals to social service agencies. This project was funded in large part by the Special […]

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New Westminster Police Department announces plans to address violence in New Westminster Downtown

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department has launched a temporary redeployment plan to address safety in Downtown New Westminster. This plan comes after a shooting, two stabbings, and numerous assaults with weapons in the past two months. Residents and visitors can anticipate seeing an increased police presence and joint patrols with Metro Vancouver […]

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Join us at the Purple Lights Night Vigil on April 17th

Join us at the Purple Light Nights vigil as we bring attention to the devastating impact that domestic violence has on families and children. The Purple Lights Campaign aims to raise awareness and start a conversation about domestic violence in our community. The colour purple is recognized as the international colour symbolic of domestic violence. […]

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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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