About Burnaby RCMP

The City of Burnaby is located on the ancestral and unceded homelands of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Sníchim speaking peoples. We are grateful for the opportunity to be on this territory.

With an estimated population of more than 249,000 residents, the Burnaby RCMP has grown into the third largest RCMP Detachment in Canada. In 2023, there were 301 police officers and 116 City of Burnaby employees working at the detachment.

Officer In Charge

Chief Superintendent Graham de la Gorgendiere

Burnaby RCMP is under the command of Chief Superintendent Graham de la Gorgendiere. He started his career with the RCMP in 1997 and has been the Officer In Charge at the Burnaby detachment since October 2021. 

Officer in Charge Message

A police office in Red Serge speaks into a microphone in front of a crowd of people on a cloudy day

An officer in Red Serge speaks with a young boy outdoors beside balloons

The RCMP has served Burnaby since 1950, and we are proud to take a progressive and community-minded approach to policing and public safety in our vibrant and diverse city.

Our detachment motto is Partners For a Safe Community, as we believe working together with our community enhances and strengthens public safety.

As our city continues to grow and evolve, the Burnaby RCMP is committed to listening to our community and responding to its changing needs, and to working together with partner agencies to take new approaches to emerging, complex, and challenging issues such as mental health response, gang activity, and the opioid crisis.

Burnaby is incredibly diverse, with more than 120 languages spoken across the city. I am proud that our staff reflects that diversity, which allows us to break down barriers, and better understand and connect with the citizens we serve. In 2021, it was estimated that more than 120 Burnaby RCMP officers spoke at least one additional language.

As well as our unwavering commitment to public safety, the Burnaby RCMP is also committed to nurturing a healthy workplace for all of our employees.

I would like to thank and acknowledge the City of Burnaby and its citizens for their partnership and for supporting their Burnaby RCMP.

Chief Supt. Graham de la Gorgendiere
Officer in Charge, Burnaby RCMP

Burnaby RCMP Strategic Plan 2023-2026

The cover of the Burnaby RCMP Detachment Strategic Plan 2023-2026: On a blue background with an RCMP and City of Burnaby logo there are pictures, including runners from the Law Enforcement Torch Run posing with banners and a flag, a police officer carrying a sign that says ‘police search in progress’, officers in Red Serge holding flags outdoors, an officer outside Metrotown SkyTrain station writing in his notebook, a mascot bear wearing a Red Serge holding a toy and posing in a toy store, two officers giving the thumbs up while holding the Pride Flag, a group of four people in yellow ‘Cops for Cancer’ biking uniforms standing beside two police officers, a police officer with  the words <q>Gang Enforcement Burnaby</q> standing near the open trunk of a vehicle at night

In 2023, Burnaby RCMP launched its detachment Strategic Plan for 2023-2026. The plan, which was created following internal and external stakeholder engagement, outlines the detachment's operational priorities and intended goals for the coming years. 

Learn more: Burnaby RCMP Detachment Strategic Plan 2023

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