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City of Pitt Meadows Moves Forward with Transition to Autonomous RCMP Detachment

City of Pitt Meadows Moves Forward with Transition to Autonomous RCMP Detachment

City of Pitt Meadows Moves Forward with Transition to Autonomous RCMP Detachment

The transition to an autonomous RCMP Detachment for Pitt Meadows continues to advance with significant progress made on the detailed design of the building, as well as the return of Staff Sergeant (S/Sgt.) Michelle Luca to the Community Policing Office (CPO). 

“S/Sgt. Michelle Luca brings a wealth of local knowledge and experience to the role,” says Mayor Nicole MacDonald. “I am pleased that the RCMP is focused on assigning officers to Pitt Meadows who share our goal of achieving a proactive community policing model. Council and City leadership have already seen the benefit of enhanced communication with the RCMP.”

S/Sgt. Michelle Luca is the interim Detachment Commander and will continue to report to the Officer in Charge of the integrated Ridge Meadows RCMP Detachment. S/Sgt. Michelle Luca will continue to focus on policing priorities specific to the community needs of Pitt Meadows. The full Ridge Meadows RCMP De-Integration is projected to be complete by February 2025 and will transfer to an autonomous Pitt Meadows RCMP Detachment.

Since the Province of British Columbia granted approval to establish an autonomous RCMP Detachment in 2021, the number of frontline officers has increased within Pitt Meadows. This is over and above the six embedded positions from the Lower Mainland District Units which includes the Lower Mainland Integrated Teams: Emergency Response Team (ERT), Integrated Collision Analysis Reconstructive Service (ICARS), Integrated Forensic Identification Services (IFIS), Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) and Integrated Police Dog Service (IPDS). In addition, Pitt Meadows frontline officers start and stop their shifts from the Community Policing Office in Pitt Meadows.  

“Police service levels to the communities of Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Katzie First Nation will remain strong and consistent throughout all aspects of this de-integration,” says Officer in Charge of the Ridge Meadows RCMP, Supt. Wendy Mehat. “We look forward to working with our cities, communities and partners to establish future policing priorities for the autonomous Pitt Meadows RCMP.”

Council approved the conceptual design of the new police services building in June 2022. Currently, the detailed design is progressing with construction anticipated to begin in the second quarter of 2023. Construction of the new police services building is anticipated to be complete in the first half of 2025.  

The next key role that will be filled is the hiring of the Police Services manager. Find out more. Visit

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