Police

Cameron Ortis, a senior intelligence official at the RCMP, leaves the courthouse in Ottawa, on Oct. 22, 2019. (JUSTIN TANG/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Suspected RCMP secrecy breach fallout upgraded to ‘severe’: documents

Senior intelligence Cameron Ortis charged with Security of Information Act violations

Cameron Ortis, a senior intelligence official at the RCMP, leaves the courthouse in Ottawa, on Oct. 22, 2019. (JUSTIN TANG/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
From the left: Midway RCMP Csts. Jonathan Stermscheg and Chris Hansen, Public Servant Leanne Mclaren and Cpl. Phil Peters. Pictured in the front are Mclaren’s dog, Lincoln and Peters’ dog, Angel. Photo courtesy of BC RCMP

B.C. Mounties commended for bringing firewood to elderly woman

Cpl. Phil Peters said he and detachment members acted after the woman’s husband went to hospital

From the left: Midway RCMP Csts. Jonathan Stermscheg and Chris Hansen, Public Servant Leanne Mclaren and Cpl. Phil Peters. Pictured in the front are Mclaren’s dog, Lincoln and Peters’ dog, Angel. Photo courtesy of BC RCMP
Police are searching for an alleged sex offender, Nicole Edwards, who they say has not returned to her Vancouver halfway house. (Police handout)

Police hunt for woman charged in ‘horrific’ assault who failed to return to Surrey halfway house

Call 911 immediately if you see alleged sex offender Nicole Edwards, police say

Police are searching for an alleged sex offender, Nicole Edwards, who they say has not returned to her Vancouver halfway house. (Police handout)
(Black Press Media files)

Woman steals bottles of wine after brandishing stun baton in New Westminster

Police say the female suspect was wearing a beige trench coat with fur lining

(Black Press Media files)
Director of police services Clayton Pecknold speaks during a press conference at the press gallery at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., Monday, December 19, 2016. Accessibility to British Columbia’s municipal police complaints process can and should be improved, its commissioner says, as the office faces criticism from both legal advocates and the head of Vancouver’s police union. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Change needed for access, outreach: B.C. police complaints commissioner

The office only investigates the 14 municipal police departments in B.C., not the RCMP

Director of police services Clayton Pecknold speaks during a press conference at the press gallery at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., Monday, December 19, 2016. Accessibility to British Columbia’s municipal police complaints process can and should be improved, its commissioner says, as the office faces criticism from both legal advocates and the head of Vancouver’s police union. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Cpl. Andrew Harnett from the Canadian Armed Forces’ military police gives a briefing to cadets on their arrival at Vernon Cadet Training Centre in 2007. Harnett, a sergeant with the Calgary Police Department, was killed on-duty New Year’s Eve. (Francois Arseneault Photo)

Calgary cop killed on-duty has Vernon Army Camp connection

Sgt. Andrew Harnett worked for military police at summer training centre in 2007 and 2008

Cpl. Andrew Harnett from the Canadian Armed Forces’ military police gives a briefing to cadets on their arrival at Vernon Cadet Training Centre in 2007. Harnett, a sergeant with the Calgary Police Department, was killed on-duty New Year’s Eve. (Francois Arseneault Photo)
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Man killed in police shooting on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating

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Sgt. Andrew Harnett, 37, of the Calgary Police Service is shown inthis undated handout image provided by the police service. The Calgary Police Service is releasing the name of an officer killed in the line of duty on New Year’s Eve. The service says Harnett, a 12-year veteran of the force, died on Thursday night after being hit by a driver allegedly fleeing a traffic stop. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Calgary Police Service *MANDATORY CREDIT*

2 charged in murder of Calgary cop appear in court, to stay in custody for bail hearing

Harnett joined the force 12 years ago after serving as a military police officer for 2 1/2 years

Sgt. Andrew Harnett, 37, of the Calgary Police Service is shown inthis undated handout image provided by the police service. The Calgary Police Service is releasing the name of an officer killed in the line of duty on New Year’s Eve. The service says Harnett, a 12-year veteran of the force, died on Thursday night after being hit by a driver allegedly fleeing a traffic stop. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Calgary Police Service *MANDATORY CREDIT*
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No criminal charges for southern Alberta police in ‘Star Wars’ storm trooper arrest

Lethbridge police say there will now be a professional misconduct investigation

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People hold signs in solidarity during a rally for justice for Ejaz Choudry, a 62-year-old man who was recently killed in a Peel Regional Police-involved shooting, in Mississauga, Ont., on Saturday, June 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Four of 55 reviews into police shootings completed in 2020; one officer charged

Experts say it is common for an investigation into a police shooting to take months or more than a year

People hold signs in solidarity during a rally for justice for Ejaz Choudry, a 62-year-old man who was recently killed in a Peel Regional Police-involved shooting, in Mississauga, Ont., on Saturday, June 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
FILE – A rainbow flag flies at Queen’s Park at the annual Pride flag raising ceremony at the official launch of Pride Month in Toronto on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima

Canadian police chiefs apologize for 1968 opposition to decriminalizing homosexuality

Chief Bryan Larkin says police continued to criminalize members of sexual and gender diverse communities

FILE – A rainbow flag flies at Queen’s Park at the annual Pride flag raising ceremony at the official launch of Pride Month in Toronto on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima
(Delta Police Department photo)

Cannabis edibles found in Halloween bag lead B.C. police to illegal lab

Delta police arrested a man and a woman while executing a warrant at a residential property Nov. 20

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Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth will take over as the head of the Oliver RCMP detachment in December. (Black Press file photo)

Long-time Penticton police officer to head Oliver RCMP detachment

Don Wrigglesworth has 21 years of policing experience

Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth will take over as the head of the Oliver RCMP detachment in December. (Black Press file photo)
Policing statistics showed an increase in calls for service in Osoyoos, but a decrease in Oliver during the third quarter of 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News file)

Police activity decreases in Oliver, increases in Osoyoos in third quarter of 2020

RCMP in Osoyoos dealing with rise in number of violent crimes

Policing statistics showed an increase in calls for service in Osoyoos, but a decrease in Oliver during the third quarter of 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News file)
Police in Princeton saw an increase in the number of calls for service the received in the third quarter of 2020. (Black Press file photo)

Princeton’s police activity increases during third quarter of 2020

More calls for service, violent crimes and property crimes than during same period in 2019

Police in Princeton saw an increase in the number of calls for service the received in the third quarter of 2020. (Black Press file photo)
Police in Keremeos were kept busy during the third quarter of 2020 as crime figures and requests for service both increased compared to the same time frame in 2019. (Black Press file photo)

Police activity increases in Keremeos

Violent crime figures show increase of 18 per cent over same period in 2019

Police in Keremeos were kept busy during the third quarter of 2020 as crime figures and requests for service both increased compared to the same time frame in 2019. (Black Press file photo)
Police in Summerland saw an increase in the total number of calls for service in the third quarter of 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Fall crime numbers up in Summerland

Calls for service, violent crimes and property crimes all rose in third quarter of 2020

Police in Summerland saw an increase in the total number of calls for service in the third quarter of 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
In Penticton’s rural areas, there were fewer business break and enters, but the number of frauds and the number of bicycle thefts increased significantly in the third quarter of 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Frauds and bicycle thefts increase in Penticton’s rural areas

Third quarter statistics from RCMP show changes in crime trends

In Penticton’s rural areas, there were fewer business break and enters, but the number of frauds and the number of bicycle thefts increased significantly in the third quarter of 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
A police vehicle blocks access to a dirt road near Whiskey Creek on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Three bodies were discovered in a gravel pit on Sunday, Nov. 1. (Mandy Moraes photo)

WATCH: Residents stunned by grisly discovery of 3 bodies in Vancouver Island gravel pit

‘It’s actually unnerving because the area is so nice and calm’

A police vehicle blocks access to a dirt road near Whiskey Creek on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Three bodies were discovered in a gravel pit on Sunday, Nov. 1. (Mandy Moraes photo)
A police vehicle blocks access to a dirt road near Whiskey Creek on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Three bodies were discovered in a gravel pit on Sunday, Nov. 1. (Mandy Moraes photo)

UPDATE: 3 bodies discovered in gravel pit in remote area of Vancouver Island

RCMP: ‘We do not believe there is any ongoing risk to the public’

A police vehicle blocks access to a dirt road near Whiskey Creek on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Three bodies were discovered in a gravel pit on Sunday, Nov. 1. (Mandy Moraes photo)