What Is a Regional Duty Officer?
The LMD Regional Duty Officers are experienced senior level officers who monitor RCMP operations in the Lower Mainland and coordinate major cross-jurisdictional incidents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
During a major incident, the Regional Duty Officer will becomes the single point of contact for:
- district-wide operational assistance,
- external stakeholders and partner agencies, and
- the media when a media relations offficer is not available.
- are empowered to move resources on a short-term basis from across the District.
- ensure that critical information are reported to the appropriate senior management levels.
- facilitate coordination between Federal, Provincial and Municipal services and external stakeholders such as CBSA, Airports, US Homeland Security, Sheriffs, GVTAPs, etc.
- identify, develop and share best practices across the LMD and between municipal police departments, RCMP jurisdictions and other law enforcement partners.
Why Are We Doing This?
The Lower Mainland District is an extremely complex policing environment comprised of:
- 13 RCMP Detachments
- Over 3,000 employees
- 9 municipal police agencies
- 6 district integrated units
- 37 other police support units
- 70 federal and provincial departments and civilian support resources
- 8 airports
- 6 dispatch centres
- Some jurisdictions separated by ferries, most by bridges
- 4 LMD communities border the USA
- Municipal, provincial and federal policing responsibilities
The LMD Regional Duty Officers bridge gaps where required and liaise between each of these areas and stakeholders as well as providing oversight, monitoring and coordination.