Moving Forward Through COVID-19
2020-07-07 08:27 PDT
In March, with many new cases of COVID-19 being reported each day, Burnaby RCMP made the tough decision to temporarily cease front counter service at our Community Police Offices and to limit front counter service at our main detachment.
This week, thanks to the diligence and sacrifice shown by all of us in British Columbia, the incredible leadership from our health officials and the evidence showing that we are flattening the curve in BC, we have reopened our Community Police Office locations and services such as fingerprinting are once again available at our detachment front counter.
Please note however that due to COVID-19 restrictions, front counter areas in our Community Police Offices and main detachment may be busier than usual so please be patient with our hardworking front counter staff. Fingerprinting is only available by appointment and there are strict limits on the number of people allowed in the lobby areas of our buildings.
To learn more about what services are provided at our front counter, please visit the Burnaby RCMP website and don’t forget that you can now report crime online in Burnaby.
In the last few months we have had to curtail our events and limit contact with all of you in our community however I am heartened that we are able to reopen our Community Police Offices and look forward to resuming community events when our health officials let us know it is safe to do so.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a lot of unknowns to our City. In policing, where we like to be prepared for every situation it was challenging to adapt and overcome obstacles that came our way. I am proud but not surprised at how staff at our detachment responded with incredible work ethic and a willingness to go above and beyond in service to our community.
One other thing has stayed constant these last few months and that is the support from many of you in our community. Whether it was notes taped to the doors of our detachment and Community Police Offices, letters and pictures from local schools or emails and letters sent directly to me, you have helped to lift us up and we feel privileged to have the opportunity to provide policing service to such a supportive community.
Chief Superintendent Deanne Burleigh
Officer-in-Charge, Burnaby RCMP
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