RCMP "E" Division

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RCMP "E" Division
Common name The Mounties
Abbreviation "E" Division
RCMP logo.png
Heraldic badge of the RCMP
Motto Maintiens le droit
Defending the law [1][2]
Agency overview
Employees 8800+
Volunteers 1200+
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* Province of British Columbia, Canada
Constituting instruments
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters 14200 Green Timbers Way Surrey, BC
Police Constables 7093[3]
Civilians 1700+
Elected officers responsible
Agency executive Deputy Commissioner Craig Callens, Commanding Officer, "E" Division
Planes 2
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

"E" Division is the British Columbia division of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. It is the largest police body operating in the province, providing federal, provincial, and municipal policing services. The "E" Division is headed by Deputy Commissioner Craig Callens.[4]

“E” Division has a strength of 7100 sworn members and employs 1,700 civilian members and public service employees. Of those sworn members, 1028 are assigned to federal sections, 2602 are assigned to provincial policing units and over 3000 members serve in the municipal policing role.[3]

In addition, approximately 1,200 Auxiliary Constables volunteer with “E” Division. It is the largest RCMP division, operating out of 127 local detachments with its headquarters at 14200 Green Timbers Way in Surrey, BC known as the Green Timbers Site. It polices all but 12 municipalities in the province.


"E" Division has been the centre of attention with the media due to the death of Robert Dziekański. In addition, multiple officers were documented in misconducts in recent years.[5][6][7][8][9][10] This has led to the federal government revamping disciplinary laws for RCMP members in 2012.[11]


In BC, the RCMP operates at all three levels: federal, provincial and municipal in all but 11 communities. In this structure, they have the ability to mobilize large numbers of police officers from within the province and across Canada in the case of a crisis, and access a wide range of specialized units to tackle local and cross jurisdictional crimes. Through the integration of a number of specialized police services across BC, they have established an effective means by which to deal with cross-jurisdictional crimes and provide specialized services.

The BC RCMP is the lead agency for numerous integrated police units such as the Integrated Homicide Investigations Team, the Integrated Border Enforcement Team, the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team, and many others. These integrated teams are composed of police officers from the RCMP and municipal police departments such as Delta, Abbotsford and Vancouver. [12]



Provincial/Regional Integrated Units[14][edit]

  • Air 1 and Air 2 (Lower Mainland Traffic Safety Helicopter Program) - Provide air support to police and monitor traffic movements
  • Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) - Crisis support for people with mental health or emotionally disturbed crisis.
  • Integrated Child Exploitation (ICE) - Responsible for identifying and assisting child victims of sexual abuse, monitoring and prosecuting child pornography distributor and viewers.
  • Integrated First Nations Unit (IFNU) - Partnership with West Vancouver Police Department for enhanced policing services to reserves for the Squamish Nation and Tsleil-Waututh First Nation.
  • Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) - Responsible for homicide investigations, police involved shootings and in-custody deaths at RCMP Lower Mainland detachment areas and in Abbotsford and New Westminster.
  • Integrated Market Enforcement Team (IMET) - targeting commercial and capital market frauds
  • Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (E-INSET) - investigate any crimes that threatens national security. Most recently active on the EnCana pipeline bombing cases [15]
    • INSET-Vancouver: A joint venture between the E Division and Vancouver Police Department, operate out of VPD facilities instead of the INSET-BC Surrey operation base.[16]
  • Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team (IMPACT) - Bait car program
  • Integrated Proceeds of Crime (IPOC) - targeting and seizing terrorist-related assets
  • Integrated Road Safety Unit (IRSU) - Partnering with municipal agencies for strategic traffic enforcement and harm reduction (i.e. impaired/distracted drivers, seatbelt and childseat compliance)
  • Integrated Forensic Identification Services (IFIS) - collect, process, analyze and interpret evidence found at the crime scene for RCMP Lower Mainland detachments.

Defunct programmes[edit]


See also[edit]