Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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Introduction

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Also known as the R.C.M.P. or Mounties) operate in Federal, Provincial, and Local/Municipal capacities across Canada. Canada is divided into 15 organizational units known as divisions, British Columbia falls under the jurisdiction of the E division. E-Division, headquartered in Vancouver, is the largest R.C.M.P division comprised of 126 detachments and over 5,000 officers.


In BC

Within British Columbia the R.C.M.P. uses a large number of different communication systems. In the lower mainland the detachments utilize the digital 800Mhz EDACS WARS system. In the greater Victoria and southern Vancouver island regions the digital VHF APCO25 Crest system is utilized. Most other places in the province use standard VHF based communications. In the past few years rollout of new Narrow banded VHF systems and in-car data terminals has occurred. Encryption is also now very common within systems that support it.

General Terms and Definitions

Bar
Bar check & walk through
BCDL
B.C. drivers license
BCL
BC Plate
BTA
Breathalzyer test
Caution Charlie
Communicable Disease
Caution Echo
Escape Risk
Caution Mike
Mental Instability
Caution Sierra
Suicidal
Caution Victor
Violent
Caution Foxtrot
Familiy/Firearms Violence
CNI
Criminal Name Index (See databases)
CIIDS
Computerized Integrated Information Dispatch System
Code 1
Respond Routine
Code 2
Respond ASAP, no emergency gear
Code 3
Respond ASAP, emergency
Code 4
Radio Control
Code 5
Danger, High Risk, Guns drawn
Code 6
Hostage Situation
CPIC
Canadian Police Information Centre
DL
Drivers License
DOA
Dead on Arrival
DOB
Date of Birth
EHS
Emergency Health Service
EMH
Emergency Mental Health
ERT
Emergency Response Team
FTA
Failure to Appear
GOA
Gone on Arrival
MVA
Motor Vehicle Act or Accident
MVI
Motor Vehicle Incident
OD
Overdose
Operation
Road block or speed trap
Pointer Vehicle
Vehicle under observation
PO
Peace Officer
PR
Property Reference
PIRS
Police Information Retrieval System
PRIME
Police Records Information Management Environment
PROS
Police Reporting and Occurrence System
Red Zone
Restricted Area or Aboriginal Reserve.
Reference
Property Reference
RO
Registered Owner
ROADS
Remote Office and Dispatch System
Routine
No lights or sirens
RSD
Roadside Screening Device
RTO
Return to Office
Section 23.5/24
Mental Health Act background
Servicing
Filling up with gas
Top
Temporary Operating Permit
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