Programs and Services
The Langley RCMP consists of the following:
This area includes the Detachment Commander, the Operations officer, the Operations Support officer and the Operational Support (Administration) NCO. These positions are supported by a financial clerk and an administrative assistant to the Detachment Commander. The responsibilities of this group go beyond the daily administration of the detachment, to include work in the area of quality assurance, strategic planning, corporate planning and liaison with the city and township of Langley.
Community Policing Services (CPS)
Working in collaboration with our community partners, the CPS unit strives to find sustainable solutions to the criminal activity occurring within our community. Working together to achieve our core functions of prevention, enforcement, and education, is the Prolific Offender Enforcement Team, Youth at Risk Officers, School Resource Officers and Crime Prevention/Office Coordinators.
The Langley RCMP community Policing section provides the following programs and services:
Click on the links below to get more information:
- Auxiliary Program
- Block Watch
- Business Link
- Citizens Crime Watch
- Crime Free Multi-Housing
- Bike and Foot Patrols
- Realty Watch
- Loss Prevention
- Speed Watch
For more information about getting involved in the above programs click here: Volunteer opportunities.
The purpose of the Auxiliary program is to strengthen community and Police partnerships by providing volunteers with the opportunity to perform authorized activities in support of strategies to address the causes of, or reduce the fear of, crime and disorder.
Auxiliaries are uniformed volunteers under the command of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The primary purpose of this program is to participate in community policing activities throughout Langley relating to public safety and crime prevention. Auxiliary Constables participate in community policing programs with police officers in a support role.
Due to changes to this program we presently are NOT accepting any applications.
Learn more about the Auxiliary Program.
For more information contact the Langley RCMP Detachment Block Watch coordinator at 604-532-3213.
The Business Link program is designed to enhance communication between the Police and the business community in order to reduce crime. Langley businesses can request a free security assessment and presentation to assist them in helping to protect their assets and create a safe environment by calling 604-532-3212.
Registered businesses receive email alerts from the Langley RCMP Crime Prevention Team, which informs them of neighbourhood commercial break and enters.
To register your business to receive the commercial break and enter alerts, email Langley_Business_Link@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. For more information, please call 604-532-3212.
The program’s goals:
- To create a safer, better informed business community.
- To provide usable crime prevention techniques to assist with business security; by providing business site reviews using Crime Prevention through Environmental Design strategies.
- Employee Safety
- Robbery Prevention
- Theft Prevention
- Fraud Prevention
Citizen’s Patrol is a partnership between community volunteer, the RCMP and ICBC. The volunteers are trained to observe, record and report any suspicious activity. Provided with the
hot spots in our community these dedicated volunteers become the extra eyes and ears needed to help deter such criminal activity as theft from vehicles, theft of vehicles, graffiti, vandalism and break and enters.
If you would like to volunteer please contact the Citizen’s Patrol Coordinator at 604-532-3212
Crime Free Multi-Housing
The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program (CFMH) is direct and solution oriented. It is a crime prevention initiative designed specifically to help the owners, managers, residents, police and other agencies work together to keep illegal and nuisance activity off multi-family rental property. Its unique three phases ensure that crime prevention is successfully attained. It is resident friendly yet effective in reducing crime in multi-family rental communities.
The program’s goals are to:
- Create safer multi-family communities
- Facilitate a co-operative effort between owners, managers, residents and police to minimize crime
- Assist owners and managers of multi-family properties to screen prospective residents more effectively
- Show residents crime prevention techniques to maintain a safe secure home
- Reduce the number of criminal and nuisance related incidents at rental multi-family communities.
The benefits are:
- For owners and managers a stable and satisfied resident base. Lower maintenance and repair costs.
- For residents a safer place to call home and an increased sense of personal ownership with a community environment where neighbors work together.
- For the Police an improved cooperation and relationships between police and multi-family rental communities.
Bike and Foot Patrols Program
Volunteers conduct Bike and Foot Patrols in the community with objectives to:
- Promote positive communication with business people, community groups and residents.
- Provide advice (prevention and education).
- Report suspicious and illegal activities, graffiti, unsightly locations to co-ordinators.
- Observe, Record and Report.
Realty Watch is a collaborative effort between the Real Estate Industry, being administered by volunteer Realtors and staff from the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, the Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board and the Chilliwack Real Estate Board, and Law Enforcement.
Realty Watch has over 12,000 Realtors across the Lower Mainland and provides extra eyes and ears, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, to assist local law enforcement with time sensitive files.
The Loss Prevention/Resource Protection Program was developed and implemented to ensure an open dialogue between the Police and LP/RP Officers and the companies they work for. LP/RP personnel are provided with crime prevention tools to best protect their assets and create a safe working environment for the staff and customer base.
Community volunteers in partnership with Traffic Enforcement and ICBC form the Speed Watch Program. Speed Watch is designed to help reduce speed and/or distracted driving related crashes. Volunteers monitor known high crash locations such as intersections as well as school and park zones; with all the information gathered being disseminated to the Traffic Enforcement Unit and ICBC.
If you would like to volunteer please contact the Speed Watch Coordinator at 604-532-3212.
The Langley Detachment Drug Section is responsible for investigations related to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. The Drug Section consists of two units, the Green Team that investigates Marijuana Growing Operations and the Target Team that investigates offences related to the possession, trafficking, and/or importation of Controlled Substances.
The Langley Office of the Lower Mainland Forensic Identification Services Section provides specialized support to the Investigative Sections. Our support includes the recording and examination of crime scenes. We are also tasked in the collection, analysis and preservation of evidence from crime scenes to allow Investigators and persons of the Court system to later review.
The General Duty component of Langley Detachment is the core service delivery unit of our Detachment. It is comprised of 90 highly trained and dedicated members who respond to calls from our citizens which range form noisy parties to homicides and motor vehicle collisions. We average about 125 to 150 of these calls for service every day!
Their primary mandate after call response is to conduct follow-up investigations and participate in Crime Reduction and Crime Prevention activities as well as enforcement of Federal, Provincial and some Municipal Statutes to keep you and your family safe and secure.
These members take great pride in the job they do in the Langley's and look forward to serving you in a friendly, professional and respectful manner.
Serious Crime Section
This section is responsible for investigating complex criminal offences including robberies, extortions, serious violent offences against persons and associated Criminal Code offences.
Street Enforcement Unit
The Langley Street Enforcement Unit (SEU) consists of regular members and an office assistant and is a support unit to the rest of the Langley Detachment. The main focus of SEU is on property related crime through the targeting of prolific offenders involved in the following:
- Auto Theft
- Break & Enter
The members of this unit work as a covert surveillance team that targets prolific offenders in Langley and throughout the Lower Mainland. They assist other Detachments, internal Detachment Sections and outside Agencies with investigation when required.
The Langley RCMP support services section consists of the following:
- Operations Communication center (OCC)
- Computer Services
- Training Section
- Transportation Department
- Main Office Services
- Media Services
The Langley Traffic Services Section is tasked with Traffic Law Enforcement and the investigation of serious and all fatal collisions in the City and Township of Langley. Our goal is to make our streets safe for both pedestrian and vehicular traffic through the use of the Three E's (Education, Enforcement and Engineering) of Traffic Safety.
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Client Support and Victim Services
Langley RCMP Victim Services provides information, emotional support, referrals and practical assistance to victims and witnesses of crime and other traumatic events.
Services are tailored to meet the needs of each client. Program staff strives to minimize the long term impact of crime and trauma through thoughtful and empathetic means and to prevent re-victimization by enhancing the victims understanding of police and court procedures.
Links are provided to other information sources on the topics below, to further assist you.
Specific services offered include:
- Crisis Intervention including: crime scene support as required, bereavement assistance, transition housing arrangements
- Referrals to appropriate
- Assistance in completing
- Information on the status of the police investigation and/or the court case
- Court orientation and accompaniment
- Liaison between Crown Counsel and the victim
- Applications for the Crime Victim Assistance Program (where applicable)
Our staff and volunteers are familiar with the various agencies in the community that are available to meet your specific needs. We can make referrals to community services in relation to:
- Counselling (BC psychologists, BC counsellors)
- Grief Issues
- Multi cultural assistance
- Seniors Resources
- Violence in Relationships (Ishtar Society, BWSS)
- Child Sexual Abuse
- Sexual Assault (VWSAC, BC male survivors)
- Stalking/ Criminal Harassment
- Youth and Family
- Legal information
- Trauma and post traumatic stress and other referrals as needed
- Safety Planning
Your Rights if you are a Victim of Crime
If you are a victim of crime, Victims' Rights have been set out in two pieces of legislation.
The Canadian Victims' Bill of Rights (CVBR) www.Canada.ca/victims is an Act for the recognition of Victims' Rights at the federal level, providing statutory rights to information, protection, participation and restitution.
The Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)
www.policevictimservices.bc.ca/victim-services-in-bc/legislation is an Act for the recognition of Victims' Rights at the provincial level.
Victim services available to you:
- Compensation for criminal injury
- How the criminal justice system works
- The status of the police investigation
- The status of the court case
- The administration of the offender’s sentence
Further information about the criminal justice system and resources can be found at JusticeBC (www.justicebc.ca).
For additional information or assistance please contact 604-532-3214
Victim Services Office hours:
Monday, and Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday to Thursday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
After hour’s assistance:
Victim Link (24 hours) 1-800-563-0808
Surrey Crisis Centre (24 hours) 604 951-8855
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