Indigenous Policing Services
The BC RCMP Indigenous Policing Services is committed to RCMP’s National priority of contributing to safer and healthier Indigenous communities.
The BC RCMP works actively throughout our 200 plus Indigenous communities to develop, implement and support initiatives and programs that ultimately contribute to safer and healthier communities.
Programs and Services
There are currently a number of programs in place to attract, employ, recruit, train, and expose Indigenous British Columbians to the world of policing.
The Law Enforcement Preparation Program (LEPP)
B.C. RCMP members are active instructors in the Law Enforcement Preparation Program (LEPP) offered through the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology in Merritt.
LEPP runs for three semesters September – August.
- It equips students with the required knowledge and skills to pass various entrance requirements for law enforcement (including the RCMP’s Police Aptitude Battery, known as RPAB, regulatory agencies or as a base entry to other related fields of study, e.g. RCMP, Correctional Services, Sheriff or Bailiff Services.
- It provides students a means to achieve a secondary school certificate or equivalent.
For more information about LEPP, please contact the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT)
- Toll Free: 1-800-682-3300
- Phone: (250) 378-3300
- Fax: (250) 378-3332
- Website: www.nvit.ca
Indigenous Gang Unit in B.C.
The BC RCMP IndigenousGang Awareness Coordinator (AGAC) works with local First Nations Policing (FNP) members, detachments, communities, police, or service agencies with the following: Aboriginal gang related community and law enforcement presentations
- Assessing and connecting resources to communities
- Developing, contributing to, and monitoring community strategies for Aboriginal gang prevention/education
Reporting Any Gang Activity
If you have information about Aboriginal gang activity:
- contact CrimeStoppers at 1.800.222.TIPS (8477), or
- leave a tip on-line at bccrimestoppers.com. You can remain anonymous while receiving reward for your information.
For any Aboriginal gang related matters, contact BC RCMP Aboriginal Gang Awareness Coordinator at 778-290-4037.
Division Liaison Team
The RCMP in British Columbia has created a liaison team responsible for outreach efforts to various groups, associations and communities. The Division Liaison Team was formed to build relationships with various interest groups and communities so that we may assist in facilitating a safe environment for everyone exercising their charter rights. It is the goal of the DLT to work with all groups that are planning and executing events so that they are able to fulfill their objectives in the safest manner for everyone
Indigenous recruiters are travelling throughout BC to talk to future police officers about opportunities with the RCMP. Seminars, talks and career fairs are among the many ways new recruits are hearing firsthand about making a difference as members of the RCMP.
Learn more about employment opportunities with the RCMP.
For more details please Aboriginal Recruiting Coordinator at 778-290-4035.
- United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
- KAIROS Blanket Exercise
- Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
- Government of Canada - Delivering on Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action
- Working Together to End Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls National Scan of RCMP Initiatives May 2017
- Public Safety Canada - First Nations Policing Program
- Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation (Government of B.C.)
- Assembly of First Nations
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