West Coast Marine Services
The waters along British Columbia’s coastline are a source of pride for all British Columbians, described by many as rugged, challenging, and awe inspiring. It is this stretch of coastal waters that is home to the RCMP’s West Coast Marine Detachment.
The West Coast Marine Services
- patrols areas from Washington State to Alaska, nearly 600 nautical miles in length.
- is made up of four patrol vessels, three stationed to points around Vancouver Island, and one to Prince Rupert.
The patrol vessels are floating detachments, equipped with the necessary resources and technologies to sustain law and order on the open waters. They provide an effective platform from which specialized policing units such as the Emergency Response Team, Police Dog Service, Forensic Identification Section, etc. can be deployed.
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