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Three New Westminster police constables ride 470 kilometers to raise money for sick kids

New Westminster – On September 21, 2020, three New Westminster Police Department constables laced up their shoes and embarked on a 470 kilometer bicycle ride through the British Columbia interior. Constables Wlodyka, Massoud, and Adam, were training for the Cops for Cancer Tour de Coast when the event had to make some adjustments to accommodate […]

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Man safely taken into custody after six hours of negotiation

New Westminster – At approximately 9:00pm on September 7, 2020 New Westminster Police Department officers were called to a building near Royal Avenue and 10th Street after reports of someone who appeared to be experiencing a mental health crisis. The man had allegedly scaled the outside wall of the condominium and was standing dangerously close […]

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New Westminster Police Department CounterAttack campaign is back

New Westminster – There’s nothing quite like a cold beer on a hot day, but getting in your car and driving afterwards is always a bad decision. The New Westminster Police Department is setting up road checks as part of a month-long CounterAttack campaign, targeting impaired drivers and getting them off the road. The NWPD […]

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New Chief Constable appointed to lead New Westminster Police Department

New Westminster – After an extensive national search, the New Westminster Police Board has appointed 30-year policing veteran Dave Jansen as Chief Constable. Chief Constable Jansen has been in the role in an acting capacity since the departure of former police chief Dave Jones in April 2019. “On behalf of the New Westminster Police Board, […]

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NWPD response to the death of George Floyd

On behalf of myself and the New Westminster Police Board we wanted to make the following statement regarding the recent death of George Floyd. As an organization, we share the hurt and pain many have felt after seeing the video of Mr. Floyd’s tragic death. It is clear that we owe it to those we […]

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New West kids can get a junior detective briefcase!

*UPDATE* Due to the overwhelming demand our junior detective briefcase is out of stock. Do you know a young person who would like to receive a junior detective briefcase in the mail? Inside, kids will find a letter from the Acting Chief of Police, a light-up NWPD keychain, exercises to test their observation skills, a […]

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Do you have questions about COVID-19?

  Do you have questions about COVID-19 regarding symptoms or health questions? Please visit the BC-CDC website or the Ministry of Health Website.   Do you have information about people of businesses disregarding the latest public health orders? The City of New Westminster has a COVID-19 compliance hotline 604-636-4343 (M-F 8am-5pm, and weekends 10am-6pm) or […]

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Get to know your neighbours and learn new skills in the Crime Prevention Unit

New Westminster – In 2020 are you looking to learn new skills? Are you wanting to meet people who care as much about this city as much as you do? The New Westminster Police Department Crime Prevention Unit is looking for new volunteers. “Joining the Crime Prevention Unit is a way you can help make […]

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The New Westminster Police Department asks the public to plan a safe way home

New Westminster – It’s the season of pumpkin spice, mistletoe, and ugly Christmas sweaters. Now that the holidays are here the New Westminster Police Department strongly encourages you to plan a safe ride home. “Sadly, 68 people in this province die each year in crashes involving impaired driving,” stated Acting Chief Constable Dave Jansen. “I […]

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New Westminster Police Department warns residents of donation fraud

New Westminster – Scams are prevalent everywhere, especially during the holidays. People should be cautious of who they’re giving donations to. “Donation fraud awareness is very important – especially around the holidays,” stated Sergeant Jeff Scott. “We encourage everyone to talk with their friends and family about the signs of a person that is trying […]

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