Sections of the DPD
The Administration Bureau deal with resource management of DPD, and includes the Human Resources section, Fleet Services, Recruiting and Training Sections.
The Chief Constable is the leader of the DPD and is delegated the overall responsibility for leading the department in delivering policing services to Delta.
The Communications Section (also known as Media) oversees both internal and external communications, assists with departmental photography and videography needs, manages social media platforms and media related matters.
The Community Policing Bureau provides direct policing services to the community as it is the DPD’s Operational Branch, consisting of the Patrol Section and Community Services Section.
The Crime Reduction Unit assists with ongoing investigations by gathering evidence, conducting undercover investigations, and providing intelligence. This unit also monitors chronic offenders living in Delta.
This section provides supportive policing services to the community, and includes the Traffic section, School Liaison and Youth Unit, the District Liaison Offices and the Tsawwassen First Nation Services Team.
Corporate Planning is responsible for overall management of services, functions and projects as assigned by the Chief Constable, with duties relating to supporting the overall DPD strategic plan and the Police Board.
The Deputy Chiefs are senior leaders within the DPD, and oversee the Administration Bureau and Community Policing Bureau.
The DCPO's are located throughout Delta and work with community members to promote safety and protect their neighborhoods through various community initiatives and programs. Volunteers are an integral part of the DCPO operations.
This section’s primary function is to investigate drug trafficking. However, this section also provides education and awareness to the public on the signs of drug use. The goal is to deploy resources in an effort to make Delta a drug-free community.
The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Unit (EDIU) was established to centralize and support the ongoing efforts of DPD members engaged with Delta’s faith-based, not-for-profit-based, and diversity-based community leaders, groups, and organizations including, but not limited to: LGBTQ2S+, BIPoC, and people with disabilities.
The Finance section deal with all financial related aspects of the DPD, including purchases and payroll.
The Fleet Services section manages the purchases and maintenance of the DPD Fleet.
The Fraud Section deals with economic and cybercrime related matters.
Human Resources is responsible for all things employee-related, such as recruiting, hiring, onboarding, training, promoting and salary.
The Information and Security Branch includes the DPD’s Records, Court Liaison, Front Counter Services and Exhibits section.
DPD’s Intel Section includes Analysts and sworn members who assist the Department in intelligence related matters such as attempting to forecast crime and disorder by collecting, evaluating, analyzing and disseminating accurate and timely intelligence on individuals and groups who are known to, or suspected to , be involved in criminal activity in Delta.
Officers within this section investigate a wide range of serious criminal offences including homicide, sex assault, drug trafficking, fraud, assault with a weapon, and domestic violence.
The Major Crime Section deals with complex investigations and crimes such as homicides, missing persons and robberies.
There are approximately 80 officers working in the Patrol section. These officers are the front line as they are the first responders to the public’s calls for service. It is these uniformed patrol officers that provide the visible policing presence on Delta streets, focusing resources to address community concerns, as well as problems that present the greatest risk to the community. These officers work a four days on four days off, twelve hour shift rotation.
The uniformed Patrol officers are the largest section of officers in the Department, and are divided based on our area ownership model.
- District 1 – Tsawwassen
- District 2 – Ladner
- District 3 & 4– North Delta
These four districts are then further broken down into zones and Patrol officers are assigned to a specific zone. All Patrol officers respond to calls wherever they occur, however, the zone officer connects with the community and addresses concerns that may be present in their assigned zone.
This team proactively targets identified increases in different types of crime, as well as community concerns. The team’s focus is problem solving. The team also assists Patrol officers with in-progress or high risk calls as required, and provides investigative support for complex and significant files.
The Professional Standards Section investigates allegations of misconduct by members of the Delta Police Department, and resolves matters of concern by the members of the public.
Public Safety Operations has responsibility for ensuring public safety during community events, public order events, emergency and disaster response as well as the Reserve Constable Program.
The Recruiting Section is responsible for bringing in new recruits and experienced exempt members to the DPD Team.
The Risk Management unit fulfills Freedom of Information requests (insert link) and also is responsible for organizational and operational policy.
Some DPD members are seconded to integrated units within the RCMP, such as the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Services (LMIPDS), Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) and the Emergency Response Team (ERT)
The School Liaison Program is designed to build a strong relationship between police and youth to influence them in becoming responsible members of the community. The School Liaison Officers (SLOs) serve the 18,000 youth in the Delta school community. The Youth Liaison Officer (YLO) position works with youth at risk, giving them the opportunity to get their lives back on track. The YLO brings youth, their families, teachers and police together to work out a support strategy for the youth at risk.
The Information Technology section provides technology support throughout the organization.
This section provides ongoing training to DPD officers, such as scenario-based training with a focus on de-escalation, firearms training, and simulator training within the Regional Municipal Training Centre, located in Delta.
The TFNST is a specialty policing section, with a group of dedicated officers who work with the Tsawwassen First Nation, providing policing services to residents and businesses located on the Tsawwassen First Nation Land.
The Victim Services team provides various forms of assistance to victims of crime.