To assist the front line patrol officers, the Patrol Support Team is a group of uniformed officers that does not follow the typical shift pattern of standard patrol officers. Rather, this Team augments resources during peak periods, allowing for increased community policing and targeted enforcement.
The Tsawwassen First Nation Service Team (TFNST) is another uniformed team that supplements patrol. The TFNST consists of a group of dedicated officers who work solely on the Tsawwassen First Nation. The working relationship between the Delta Police and Tswawwassen First Nation (TFN) is considered a “best practices” model across Canada given that the DPD service model is designed to be culturally respectful and meet the ever expanding needs of the TFN.
The vision for the implementation of this team is to integrate one sergeant and four constables with the existing TFN liaison officer. This team will serve as an enhancement to the full police resources and services currently available to the TFN.
As of November 2017 Sgt Garnham assumed his responsibility as the TFN Service Team leader and will work to establish the new team and build connections and relationships within the community. The TFN Service Team’s office is located in the Administration building, 1926 Tsawwasseen Drive.