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New Westminster Police Department moves to electronic ticketing

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is changing the way traffic tickets are written in New Westminster. The electronic ticketing initiative is being rolled out by the Provincial Road Safety Initiative. Over time, all municipal police departments and RCMP will adopt the technology. E-ticketing allows the details needed to issue a traffic ticket […]

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Single Vehicle Collision at Holmes Street and East Columbia Street

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is currently investigating a single vehicle collision at the intersection of Holmes Street and East Columbia Street. A mid-sized roll-off bin truck was traveling down Holmes Street, but did not stop at the intersection of East Columbia Street, traveled through the intersection and over the embankment. “Thankfully, […]

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NWPD Investigating Serious Collision

New Westminster – On February 5th 2016 at 3:25pm, members of the NWPD responded to Brunette Avenue and Sherbrooke Street for a serious collision. A cyclist was struck by a semi-truck and has sustained serious injuries. The cyclist was transported to a local area hospital for medical treatment. The NWPD Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Team […]

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Closure of Front Street

New Westminster – On February 1st 2016 Front Street will be closed to all vehicle traffic for construction until July 2016. During the closure, the City of New Westminster has implemented changes to the local commercial vehicle regulations, but commercial vehicles will be re-routed to other regional truck routes where possible. The NWPD will be […]

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NWPD Host Annual Commercial Vehicle Inspection

New Westminster – On October 6th through October 8th the NWPD Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit and Traffic Unit, in partnership with the provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement Branch, have enlisted the support of Policing and regulatory enforcement agencies from across British Columbia for an annual three day Commercial Vehicle Safety Initiative.  With the increasing […]

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Saving Lives During Operation Impact

New Westminster – New Westminster Police will be out in force this coming long weekend for Operation Impact, which runs October 11 – 14, 2013. This national campaign to make Canada’s roads the safest in the world is a police initiative designed to remind people that an essential part traffic enforcement and education is to […]

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NWPD Partners with ICBC to Promote Distracted Driving Awareness

New Westminster – This month, the New Westminster Police Department has partnered with ICBC to promote distracted driving awareness by ramping up enforcement around New Westminster. This weekend will be no exception, as the NWPD Traffic Unit will be out in full force around the city handing out tickets to drivers who are talking or […]

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Canada Road Safety Week Stats for NWPD

Members of the NWPD were out in full force as part of Canada Road Safety week, which ran from May 13th to 20th. Canada Road Safety Week is a national enforcement-driven initiative designed to increase public compliance with and awareness of safe driving measures and, ultimately, to save lives. The enforcement part of the campaign […]

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NWPD to participate in ICBC’s Speed Relative to Conditions Campaign

With rain in the forecast for later this week, the New Westminster Police will be set up in various locations around the city to enforce ICBC’s Speed Relative to Conditions Campaign. The Department strives to remind drivers that poor weather conditions reduce visibility, requiring slower driving and at least twice the driving distance between vehicles. […]

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Saving Lives during Operation Impact

October 5-8, 2012 will mark Operation Impact, a national campaign to make Canada’s roads the safest in the world. This special weekend is a police initiative designed to remind people that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways. Educating the public in safe driving practices […]

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