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Category: NWPD New Initiatives

New Westminster Police Department launches free consumer-focused mobile application

New Westminster – Today the New Westminster Police Department announced the launch of MobilePD, a free mobile application that gives the public unprecedented access to the police department. The app helps New Westminster citizens stay connected wherever they are by offering mobile access to news, crime maps, social media, alerts, and more. Anyone can download […]

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New Westminster Police Department is going green

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is happy to announce the deployment of the Green Fleet dual fuel propane and gasoline vehicles as part of the department’s green initiative. On January 6, 2015, the first of four NWPD patrol division vehicles equipped with dual fuel technology took to the streets of New Westminster. […]

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NWPD one of the first police agencies to use the new Alco-Sensor-FST

New Westminster – NWPD police officers have been attending training for the new Alco-Sensor-FST which will replace the Alco-Sensor IVDWF (ASD). The training for NWPD police officers started in October, 2014 and the “go live” date is scheduled for December 15th – just in time for the CounterAttack Road Checks. The Alco-Sensor-FST is a roadside […]

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NWPD respond to spike in stolen vehicles

New Westminster – After noticing a recent increase in vehicle thefts, the NWPD will be increasing some of its enforcement efforts and targeting auto thieves. Between January 1st and June 30th of this year there were 120 vehicles reported stolen in New Westminster, in addition to 53 reports of attempted thefts of vehicles. During this […]

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NWPD receive grant to help protect victims of domestic violence

New Westminster – Yesterday the Provincial Civil Forfeiture office announced a $5 million investment to take further action on the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry recommendations. The New Westminster Police had made a grant request under this initiative and were very pleased the application was accepted. The NWPD Domestic Violence Response Team’s grant of over […]

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NWPD Encourages City Businesses to Participate in Inadmissible Patron Program

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department has partnered with New Westminster businesses to launch the Inadmissible Patron Program, which seeks to increase patron and staff safety by deterring gang and violent criminal activities in the city businesses. The program is in its early stages and is currently looking for businesses to participate in […]

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NWPD Gives Insight into Front-line Policing through “View from the Street” Blog

The New Westminster Police Department has launched their new blog titled “View from the Street” – the latest in the series of social media initiatives the department has implemented in 2012. The blog aims to give insight into the front-line work of police officers using a more personal, less “corporate” voice than is normally used […]

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New Westminster Police Department joins to provide public access to neighbourhood crime data in real time

New Westminster—The New Westminster Police Department is pleased to announce that citizens can now gain access to neighborhood-level crime incident data in near real time. “Providing reliable, timely information to our citizens is one of our top priorities, because an informed public is a safer public,” says Chief Constable Jones. “Partnering with Public Engines gives […]

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