The waters along British Columbia’s coastline are a source of pride for all British Columbians, described by many as rugged, challenging, and awe inspiring. It is this stretch of coastal waters that is home to the RCMP’s West Coast Marine Detachment. Our Marine Unit’s patrol area encompasses an area from Washington State to Alaska, nearly 600 nautical miles in length. The section’s 29 regular members, and 5 support personnel, lend support to 45 Coastal RCMP Detachments, and 8 Municipal Police Services.
The West Coast Marine Services is a vital part of the RCMP’s ‘E’ Division police force. The section is made up of four patrol vessels, three stationed to points around Vancouver Island, and one to Prince Rupert. The patrol vessels provide an effective platform from which specialized policing units can deploy, including the RCMP’s Emergency Response Team, Police Dog Service, Forensic Identification Section, and other policing partners such as the BC Coroners Service. The vessels are floating Detachments, equipped with the necessary resources and technologies to sustain law and order on the open waters.
365 days a year, the men and women of the Royal Canadian Mounted police strive to maintain the safety of all British Columbians, whether that be on the ground, in the air, or on the water.
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