About North Vancouver RCMP

'Connected To Our Community' - The North Vancouver RCMP is committed to building a safer community through partnerships with local businesses, residents and government agencies.

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The North Vancouver RCMP is located in the heart of North Vancouver, which is situated on the North Shore of the Port of Vancouver, on Burrard Inlet, across from downtown Vancouver and Stanley Park. The North Shore is made up of North Vancouver and West Vancouver. From Burrard Inlet, North Vancouver rises sharply to the peaks of Grouse and Seymour Mountains.

North Vancouver is comprised of two municipalities, the City of North Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver. The District of North Vancouver surrounds the City, however, North Vancouver is policed as one whole area. North Vancouver is also the home to five First Nations Bands. The North Vancouver RCMP polices four of the reserves and the fifth is policed by the West Vancouver Police Department.

The North Vancouver RCMP is committed to building a safer community through partnerships with local businesses, residents and government agencies. The RCMP in North Vancouver enjoys an excellent working relationship with the Mayors and Councils of North Vancouver, and boasts robust and active community involvement in its crime reduction strategies.  North Vancouver's strong sense of community makes it not only one of the best places in the world to live, but also a fantastic place to work as a police agency. 

North Vancouver is a beautiful place to live. It’s renowned for its rural lifestyle while being situated only minutes from Downtown Vancouver. Physical fitness and outdoor activities are a way of life in North Vancouver with hiking, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, mountain biking, rock climbing and scuba diving being among the popular sports. There never seems to be an end of things to do. Both Grouse Mountain and Mount Seymour are within the North Vancouver Detachment area, and Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains are only a ninety minute drive away.


Officer in Charge - Superintendent Chris Kennedy

picture of Supt. Chris Kennedy

Chris joined the RCMP in 1980 after completing his degree at the University of Western Ontario. He has an extensive operational policing background as an investigator and supervisor in plainclothes and 9 years on Burnaby’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) where he finished as the Team Leader.

Chris was awarded the "Star of Courage" from the Governor General of Canada for assisting in the saving of two people from a house fire in Burnaby, BC in 1984.

Chris was seconded to Justice Institute of BC from 1992 to 1996 where he served as the Advanced Program Coordinator/Instructor for the Academy. During this time Chris completed his Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education from the University of Victoria and served as a researcher/adviser to the BC Policing Commission of Inquiry (Oppal Commission). For the last 12 years, he has remained as an adjunct teaching faculty member with the JIBC. 

In 1996, he was promoted to a supervisory position in charge of North Vancouver Detachment’s General investigation Section (GIS) where he performed in various supervisory roles. He was transferred from the North Vancouver Det. Professional Standards Investigator position in 2003 to serve as the lead investigator on a provincial policing initiative titled Project EPIVOT. This investigation dealt with a number of policing complaints against the Vancouver Police which were forwarded by the Pivot Legal Society on behalf of citizens of the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. 

Chris received his commission to the rank of Inspector in February of 2007 serving as the Operations Support Officer for North Vancouver Det. In May of 2008, he was transferred into the position of Operations Officer for North Vancouver Detachment. In December of 2011 Chris was promoted into the rank of Superintendent and is currently the OIC (Officer In Charge) of the North Vancouver Detachment.


Operations Support Officer - Insp. Mike Bhatti

Insp. Mike Bahtti

Insp. Mike Bhatti has 20 years of split service with the RCMP. (for 5 years he worked at ICBC)
- 1988, obtained Diploma in Criminal Justice, Camosun College, Victoria BC

- 1990, Bachelor of Arts Degree - Major in Criminology, SFU, Burnaby, BC

- 1992, Sworn in as Cst. in Port Alberni and attended RCMP Depot, Regina for training

- 1992, Graduated from Depot, first posting Richmond Detachment, E Division, Richmond, BC

- Sept 1997, Took 1 year leave of absence from RCMP and joined ICBC - SIU in North Vancouver. After 1 year resigned from RCMP and continued working at ICBC -SIU.

- 2002, Rejoined the RCMP as a Cst. and was posted again to Richmond Detachment. Worked in GD then followed by YVR- Vancouver International Airport Detachment. Then worked 1 year with Richmond Serious Crimes.

- 2005, Promoted to Cpl., at YVR- Vancouver International Airport. In charge of GD - B Watch.

- 2006, Lateral move to Cpl., NCO i/c Richmond Drug Section.

- 2008, Promoted to Sgt., Operations NCO, GD D Watch - Richmond Detachment, Richmond, BC

- 2010, Promoted to S/Sgt., Watch Commander, Ridge Meadows Detachment, Maple Ridge, BC

- 2013, Lateral move to E Div. HQ as S/Sgt, NCO i/c Criminal Operations Secretariat.

- 2014, Seconded as LMD Regional Duty Officer (A/Insp)

- 2014, Commissioned to Inspector, Duty Officer, C Watch, Surrey Detachment

-Sept 2016, named as Operations Officer, North Vancouver

Awards & Recognitions
- Commanding Officer's Commendation, Stanley Cup Riot -2011, Vancouver BC, Oct 2014
- Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal, November 2012
- Commanding Officer's Appreciation, Outstanding Community Service – Team IZZAT, 2006
- OIC’s Certificate of Appreciation for Reducing B&E and utilizing Crime Prevention Initiatives, 1996



Operations  Officer - Insp. Ben Rodrigue

Insp. Ben Rodrigue

 Insp. Rodrigue has over 26 years service with the RCMP.

- 1994 Graduated from Depot Training Academy in Regina

- 1994 -1999 General Duty member in North Vancouver Det.

- 1999 - 2004 General Duty & Traffic Services in Burnaby Det.

- 2004 - 2008 Promoted to Corporal at Coquitlam Det.

- 2008 - 2011 Promoted to Sgt. at Surrey Det. - NCO I/C Gang Enforcement Team

- 2011 - 2013 Watch Commander at Kamloops Det.

- 2013 - 2016 Promoted to S/Sgt. at North Vancouver Det.  Was seconded (Acting Insp.) to the Lower Mainland District for 3 months as the Regional Duty Officer (RDO)

- 2016 - 2018 Worked at Ridge Meadows Det. as Watch Commander and later on promoted to Inspector, working 8 months as RDO.

- 2018 - present,  Operations Officer North Vancouver Detachment.

Awards & Recognitions


 

A Brief History of the RCMP in North Vancouver

In 1950 the RCMP provincial policing contracts extended in British Columbia and Newfoundland. The BC Provincial Police had already assumed the duties and responsibilities for law enforcement on the North Shore.

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