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Surrey man charged with drug crimes in connection with Vancouver constable being busted

Police began an investigation into Dilpreet Kooner, 20, of Surrey while they were investigating Constable Neil Logan of the Vancouver Police Department

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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
On Friday, Jan. 8, the Delta Police Department announced that DPD Supt. Harj Sidhu is being promoted to deputy chief – operations, and that Vancouver Police Supt. Michelle Davey will be taking on the role of deputy chief – administration. (Submitted photos)

Delta police welcome two new deputy chiefs

Former deputy chief Norm Lipinski who left to head the new Surrey Police Service in November

On Friday, Jan. 8, the Delta Police Department announced that DPD Supt. Harj Sidhu is being promoted to deputy chief – operations, and that Vancouver Police Supt. Michelle Davey will be taking on the role of deputy chief – administration. (Submitted photos)
Deputy Chief Constable Jennifer Hyland will begin her new job with the Surrey Police Service on Jan. 25. (Submitted photo)

Jennifer Hyland named Surrey Police Service’s first deputy chief constable

Two more are expected to be hired. Hyland, the officer in charge of Ridge Meadows RCMP, begins her Surrey job on Jan. 25

Deputy Chief Constable Jennifer Hyland will begin her new job with the Surrey Police Service on Jan. 25. (Submitted 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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Snow, a lost dog, showed up at the Burnaby RCMP detachment on New Year’s Day. She has since been handed over to the BC SPCA to help find her owners. (Burnaby RCMP/Twitter)

Lost dog that showed up at Burnaby RCMP detachment turned over to SPCA

SPCA will try and reunite Snow with her family

Snow, a lost dog, showed up at the Burnaby RCMP detachment on New Year’s Day. She has since been handed over to the BC SPCA to help find her owners. (Burnaby RCMP/Twitter)
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B.C. police watchdog investigating after man injured in standoff in Vancouver

Police say two suspects are facing firearm-related charges

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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*
Delta police are looking for a white cargo van seen in the area of a suspicious fire that broke out Sunday night (Dec. 27) at a Ladner strip mall, significantly damaging the Delta Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop, among other businesses. (Delta Police Department photo)

Delta police looking for owner of van seen near suspicious fire

Delta Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop was ‘significantly impacted’ by the blaze on Dec. 27

Delta police are looking for a white cargo van seen in the area of a suspicious fire that broke out Sunday night (Dec. 27) at a Ladner strip mall, significantly damaging the Delta Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop, among other businesses. (Delta Police Department photo)
Delta police are investigating a suspicious fire that broke out Sunday night (Dec. 27) at a Ladner strip mall, significantly damaging the Delta Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop, among other businesses. (Heather Fuhrman/Facebook photo)

Delta police investigating suspicious fire in Ladner

Delta Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop ‘significantly impacted’ by the blaze

Delta police are investigating a suspicious fire that broke out Sunday night (Dec. 27) at a Ladner strip mall, significantly damaging the Delta Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop, among other businesses. (Heather Fuhrman/Facebook photo)
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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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Delta police arrest suspect in alleged sex assault

Police say two boys were assaulted by a male teen Dec. 20 outside Tsawwassen’s South Delta Secondary

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Delta police searching for suspect in alleged sex assault

Police say two boys were assaulted by a male teen Sunday outside South Delta Secondary in Tsawwassen

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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
Semiahmoo First Nation Chief Harley Chappell. (City of White Rock)

Semiahmoo First Nation chief has no plans to resign from Surrey Police Board

Harley Chappell believed his father’s connection to Hells Angels ‘was common knowledge’

Semiahmoo First Nation Chief Harley Chappell. (City of White Rock)
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Man pepper-sprays Subway worker during attempted robbery in Abbotsford

Victim was not seriously injured in incident on Wednesday night

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SIMPSON: A poem from 1895 just might change your view on policing

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Chief Constable Norm Lipinski, Surrey Police Service. (Submitted photo)

Lipinski interviewing for deputy chiefs, working on the Surrey Police Service’s badge

Surrey Police Service’s first chief constable says he’s interviewing for three deputy chiefs, with postings closing Friday

Chief Constable Norm Lipinski, Surrey Police Service. (Submitted photo)
The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO) has found Delta Police “acted lawfully” while trying to arrest a man for allegedly stealing a taxi from the Tsawwassen ferry terminal on May 29, 2020. The IIO concluded the man died of self-inflicted wounds “despite all attempts to save his life.” (Black Press Media file photo)

Delta police cleared in death of man near Tsawwassen ferry terminal

IIO finds police “acted lawfully” and man who allegedly stole a taxi died of self-inflicted wounds

The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO) has found Delta Police “acted lawfully” while trying to arrest a man for allegedly stealing a taxi from the Tsawwassen ferry terminal on May 29, 2020. The IIO concluded the man died of self-inflicted wounds “despite all attempts to save his life.” (Black Press Media file photo)
Harley Chappell is on the left in this photo which appeared on a Facebook tribute page in August of 2018. Facebook photo
Harley Chappell is on the left in this photo which appeared on a Facebook tribute page in August of 2018. Facebook photo