Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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The Creston Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Detachment is centrally located within the Creston Valley and serves the area from Riondel to Yahk. It is a unit of the Southeast District of E Division and reports to the Officer in Charge, Southeast District, located in Kelowna. As a unit, the Creston Detachment operates 2 marked Crown Victoria Police cars, 2 marked full-size, crew cab pick-up trucks, 1 unmarked SUV and 2 ATVs.

Current staffing levels for Creston Detachment are:
  • 1 General Investigative Section (G.I.S.) Constable
  • 1 Staff Sergeant, Detachment Commander
  • 1 Victim Services Worker
  • 2 Corporal / Supervisors
  • 3 Public Servants
  • 9 General Duty Constables
In addition to the above members, Creston Detachment shares facilities with a 5 person Integrated Border Enforcement (IBET) Team, a 2 member section of East Kootenay Traffic Services and a 1 person Integrated Road Safety Unit (IRSU). Although these units share a building with the Creston Detachment, they do not report to the Detachment Commander.

Policing Areas

The RCMP Creston Detachment provides policing services to the Town of Creston and Areas A, B, and C of the Regional District of Central Kootenay. Total population served is approximately 4,900 for the Town of Creston and 14,000 for the entire area. There are approximately 4,000 annual calls for service, which range from serious crimes of violence and property crimes to calls for assistance from the general public and enforcement of provincial and local legislation.

At present Creston Detachment provides 22 hours of coverage daily, with the remainder covered by on-call members. Specialized support for the detachment is available from Cranbrook (Forensic Ident, Police Dog Services) and Kelowna (Major Crime Unit).

Additional Information
Find out more about the RCMP in British Columbia online.