Nelson Police Department Press Release

NPD File # 2017-1317   On Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 1130 p.m., Nelson Police officers conducted a traffic stop in the Nelson downtown core. The male driver and female passenger were arrested for various drug offences during the traffic stop.   The 25 year-old male from Nelson was charged with 3 counts of possession […]

Nelson Police Department Press Release

Rail Safety Week [April 24-30, 2017]   Canadian Pacific (CP) and the Canadian Pacific Police Service (CPPS) will be educating the public during this year’s Rail Safety Week about safety in and around railway property.   “When people use railway property or tracks as walking paths, they are risking their lives,” said Laird Pitz, CP’s […]

Pink Shirt Anti Bullying Day

The Nelson Police Department and the Nelson RCMP are joining together to raise awareness for Pink Shirt Anti Bullying Day; If you are dealing with a bully here are some strategies: 1)      Walk away 2)      Don’t react 3)      Report it; Five w’s, who what when, where, why 4)      Help the victim. 5)      Don’t be a […]

Nelson Police Department

 Media Release – Police Commendation Ceremony 2017   Photos courtesy of Bruce Fuhr.   Picture 1 – Mayor Kozak, Retired Cst Andreaschuk, Retired Cst Jacobsen, Detective Laing, Chief Constable Burkart, Police Board Director Reid Picture 2 – Fire Chief MacCharles, Dr Sparrow, Police Board Director Edwards, Chief Constable Burkart Picture 3 – Chief Constable Burkart, Cst Duncan […]

Nelson Police Department

2017 Departmental Commendations Ceremony   On behalf of our Chair, Mayor Debra Kozak, and the Directors of the Nelson Police Board, it is my pleasure to invite you to the 2017 Nelson Police Department Commendations Ceremony.   The proceedings will commence at 4:30 pm on Wednesday February 15, 2017, and will take place in the […]

Nelson Police Department Media Release

SUBJECT: Nelson Police Department Files of Interest   Nelson Police are warning the public to be vigilant about a new fraud that is targeting Nelson area residents utilizing online classified ads.  Respondents to ads for employment, have been receiving fake cheques in the mail.  Once the cheque is obtained, victims of this fraud are requested […]

Nelson Police Department

  The Nelson Police Board is proud to announce that on December 8, 2016, retired Chief Constable Wayne Holland attended a ceremony at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton where he was presented the Order of Merit of the Police Forces.  The Order of Merit of the Police Forces honours the leadership and exceptional service […]

NPD – Files of Interest

SUBJECT: Pedestrian Incidents   Over the past few days the Nelson Police Department has responded to and investigated two serious incidents of pedestrians being struck by motor vehicles.  Miraculously, none of the injured pedestrians have suffered life threatening injuries.  As the days get shorter and the driving conditions deteriorate with the coming winter, the woman […]


MEDIA RELEASE A busy week for Police and Bears   Nelson Police are still experiencing a great number of calls for bears in the City.  The bears are now being seen in all corners of the City and in greater frequency.  In a disturbing trend, Officers who respond to these complaints are often locating garbage […]

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Firearms amnesty   Police departments across BC want to make homes safer by declaring a province-wide Gun Amnesty this October 2016.  The month-long amnesty will apply to any documented or undocumented firearms and other weapons as well as to any amount of ammunition. For the entire month of October , people who want to surrender […]