Richmond RCMP and Loss Prevention Officers Assemble for 6th Annual Project
1 Feb 2019
Officers from the Richmond RCMP have partnered again with loss prevention officers over the 16th and 17th of January 2019.
The yearly collaboration has proven highly successful with seventeen Richmond RCMP officers from The Prolific Offender Suppression Team (POST), Property Crime Unit (PCU), general duty patrol, and just over twenty loss prevention officers taking part. Twelve local businesses throughout the downtown core of Richmond were the focus of their efforts.
Over the two-day period, thirty arrests were made. Of those thirty arrests, twenty generated recommendations to the BC Prosecution Service. One prolific Richmond property offender was among the twenty that were arrested. Some arrests arose from suspects breaching the conditions of their release stemming from previous arrests.
The most common items that were stolen were: alcohol, health and beauty products, and food.
“During the time I have been involved with these projects, we have noticed that a majority of the alleged offenders coming from outside of Richmond. The loss prevention officers involved in the project, have a great deal of knowledge – many of the suspects are known to them as they had committed similar offenses in other jurisdictions. This kind of experience and knowledge is invaluable” says Corporal Ray Basi, of the Richmond RCMP Prolific Offender Suppression Team.
Corporal Dennis Hwang
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