Creston RCMP Detachment
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The Creston 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 two marked Crown Victoria Police cars, two marked full-size, crew cab pick-up trucks, one unmarked SUV and two ATVs.
Current staffing levels for Creston Detachment are:
1 Staff Sergeant, Detachment Commander
2 Corporal / Supervisors
9 General Duty Constables
1 General Investigative Section (G.I.S.) Constable
3 Public Servants
1 Victim Services Worker
In addition to the above members, Creston Detachment shares facilities with a five person Integrated Border Enforcement (IBET) Team, a two member section of East Kootenay Traffic Services and a one person Integrated Road Safety Unit (IRSU). Although these units share a building with the Creston Detachment, they do not report to the Detachment Commander.
The RCMP Creston Detachment provides policing services to the Town of Creston and Areas A, B, & 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 4000 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).
In case of emergency, call 911. For non-emergency calls, the detachment can be reached at: 250-428-9313.
P.O. Box 400, 421 - 16 Avenue South
Creston, BC V0B 1G0
Find out more about the RCMP in BC, at the RCMP E Division website.