It’s a team of professionals ranging from rookies to seasoned veterans who dedicate themselves to a wide range of policing services. There’s serious crime investigators, street crime officers, forensic investigators, crime prevention/victim services officers, a municipal traffic force, a police dog handler and more.
The Campbell River detachment includes 52 RCMP members. There are 25 civilian staff as well, which includes Support Staff, Victim Services Personnel, Restorative Justice, Crime Analyst and Crime Stoppers.
Coverage area for the detachment ranges from the Oyster River in the south to halfway between Campbell River and Sayward in the north and Strathcona Park in the west to the vast and unpopulated mainland coast in the east.
To help with the eastern sections, the detachment can call on the services of the RCMP marine section which has two crews at its disposal and which includes the waters off Campbell River as its precinct. The serious crimes unit has five members and has an accredited team commander.
Campbell River’s Public Safety Building was designed to accommodate police work and is still serving effectively.