May 16, 2016
New North Shore Community Policing Office Now Open To the Public
Kamloops, B.C. - The new North Shore Community Policing Office is now open for business! A joint partnership between the City of Kamloops and the RCMP, the new office is located centrally on the North Shore at 915 – 7th Street in the old Kamloops Kia building.
The Kamloops North Shore has been serviced by a community policing office since 2000. The previous Community Policing Office was located at 789 Fortune Drive. The new office is considerably larger in size and in staffing numbers. Twelve full time RCMP officers, up to five full time City of Kamloops staff, and up to 70 volunteers will be working out of the new office.
“The new Community Policing Office will better serve our community by providing the opportunity for more comprehensive services to be offered on the North Shore,” commented Kamloops Mayor Peter Milobar.
In addition to providing general duty policing, the Community Policing Office will offer the following services and programs to the public:
- Police Information Checks
- Civilian Digital Fingerprinting (coming summer 2016)
- Chauffeur Permit Applications
- Auxiliary Constable Program
- Crime Prevention Section
- Community Policing and Community Safety Initiatives
- Citizens on Patrol
- Neighbourhood Watch
- Car 40 Program
- Restorative Justice
- School Liaison Officer
- Speed Watch
"We are excited and very much looking forward to moving into the new North Shore Community Policing Office," states Supt Brad Mueller. "Policing today is all about forming partnerships and working with the community. In partnership with the City of Kamloops, the new office will provide greater opportunities for us to deliver on our crime prevention and community safety programs and enhance service delivery especially to those citizens living on the North Shore."
The North Shore Community Policing office has a considerably different purpose than the Kamloops RCMP detachment located at 560 Battle Street. The detachment is responsible for the operational side of policing in Kamloops and area, with approximately 120 RCMP officers and approximately 65 municipal staff working out of this location. It also houses the City’s jail cells. The Community Policing Office provides a more direct link between the community and the RCMP, working directly with community partners to focus on crime prevention and awareness to meet the needs of the community and to help make our community safer.
The office is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Drop by to see how the staff may help you or to find out how you can get involved and volunteer in your neighbourhood.
Cpl. Jodi Shelkie, Media Relations Officer
David Duckworth, Director of Corporate Services and Community Safety
City of Kamloops