Vernon RCMP takes precautionary measures during COVID-19 climate
The Vernon RCMP detachment front counter remains open to the general public to assist with non-emergency complaints and enquiries. A limited number of people will be permitted into the detachment waiting room at one time.
North Okanagan detachments, which include; Armstrong/Spallumcheen, Enderby, Falkland and Lumby, will remain open however will operate with a reduced administrative staff.
As of March 17, 2020, all Vernon and North Okanagan detachments have suspended all civilian fingerprinting services. Residents who need to obtain fingerprints for criminal court purposes are still required to attend to the respective North Okanagan detachment.
Police are still providing emergency services, but are asking the public to be mindful of what they report and that it is in fact a criminal or public safety matter. We are also asking those that require police assistance to notify our call-takers of any flu-like symptoms, travel or contact with those diagnosed with COVID-19, in order for our frontline police officers to take necessary precautions prior to attendance.
The health and safety of our employees and clients is our top priority and we are therefore following the lead of the Canadian public health authorities to take the necessary preventative measures.
Should you require immediate emergency assistance please call 9-1-1.