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    Jusrisdictional Divisions

    I am curious about what officers in different jurisdictions / responsibilities can or cant do when it comes to traffic violations.

    Around where I work (Delta) I often see the Commercial Vehicle Inspectors pulling over commercial trucks. But I have also seen them pulling over "civilian" vehicles. Can they pull someone over for a moving violation that they witness?

    In a similar vein, can transit police pull you over for similar offenses, or would they radio the local detachment with the violators info?

    Last one, can an RCMP officer pull you over for traffic infractons within the City of Vancouver? What would happen if an Vancouver Officer tagged you for speeding east bound along Grandview Hwy, but you crossed Boundary (into burnaby) before he caught up to you?

    I'm not asking these questions to be able to get away with anything, I'm simply curious - these are some thoughts that rattle around inside my helmet as I'm riding around.
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    As I understand it if you're a Peace Officer or Constable in BC you're a Peace Officer/Constable everywhere in the province. Which is why you get folks like forest rangers giving MVA tickets or why a WVPD LEO can give tickets in North Van.

    I think meter maids are the only ones with limits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Commuter Boy View Post
    As I understand it if you're a Peace Officer or Constable in BC you're a Peace Officer/Constable everywhere in the province. Which is why you get folks like forest rangers giving MVA tickets or why a WVPD LEO can give tickets in North Van.

    I think meter maids are the only ones with limits.
    Commisionaires ..... not maids. And most are ex Police, Military etc....retired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerberos View Post
    I am curious about what officers in different jurisdictions / responsibilities can or cant do when it comes to traffic violations.

    Around where I work (Delta) I often see the Commercial Vehicle Inspectors pulling over commercial trucks. But I have also seen them pulling over "civilian" vehicles. Can they pull someone over for a moving violation that they witness?

    In a similar vein, can transit police pull you over for similar offenses, or would they radio the local detachment with the violators info?

    Last one, can an RCMP officer pull you over for traffic infractons within the City of Vancouver? What would happen if an Vancouver Officer tagged you for speeding east bound along Grandview Hwy, but you crossed Boundary (into burnaby) before he caught up to you?

    I'm not asking these questions to be able to get away with anything, I'm simply curious - these are some thoughts that rattle around inside my helmet as I'm riding around.
    Skytrain/Delta/VPD/RCMP can write you a ticket anywhere on Provincial land they like.

    Skytrain or the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Police Service (SCBCTAPS) is a full fledged Police department, with officers with full policing powers. As such it;s members are entitled to enforce laws within British Columbia. They have their own files, dispatch. They occasionally help jurisdictions they are in with police files, but generally stick to Translink properties.....

    As for Radio etiquette - A Burnaby officer pulling someone over in New Westminster, should be advising New Westminster Dispatch of that information.

    Commercial Vehicle Inspectors are considered peace officers within British Columbia, and can enforce Motor Vehicle Act, Motor Carrier Act, etc. statutes.

    I used to work on a Provincial Team -where my partner was a VPD member. On days where we weren't required, we would get into uniform and go take calls in Vancouver, or other places like Surrey - Just to see peoples reaction.

    It's a lot more common now with the Gang Task Force, rolling around to every watering hole, all integrated.

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    Many, many years ago I was travelling through Port Moody... allegedly
    at a very high rate of speed. Which of course, I was not.

    The Port Moody Police officer said it took him all the way to the Coquitlam
    Centre to catch me.

    He was rather upset... and told me he was going to contact Coquitlam
    RCMP to come and deal with me.

    After about 20 minutes... nobody showed. He handed me back my stuff,
    and told me that if he saw me again in Port Moody, I wouldn't be so lucky.

    Maybe things have changed in the last 20 years... or maybe it was just
    my lucky day.

    I always drive a bit slow in Port Moody to this day. LOL. Maybe it worked!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ILKBKS View Post
    What about the Abbotsford police?
    Again, Being a police officer in BC means that you have PO status everywhere in BC, no matter your parent jurisdiction.
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    Thanks AskACop for the info. You're providing a great service.

    I had a great holy shit moment when I was enjoying that 91 to 99 south bound on-ramp the way that only a motorcycle can, when in a blur out the corner of my eye I saw the profile of a patrol car. I eased off the throttle and slipped in a head of him with a truck between us. I maintained the speed limit (as I always do - mostly) waiting for the lights to come on. He finally passed me and it turned out to be a Whatcom County Sheriff's deputy. He gave me a little smirk - I guess he was hoping I'd cross the line and he'd have a chance to make some $$$.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kerberos View Post
    Thanks AskACop for the info. You're providing a great service.

    I had a great holy shit moment when I was enjoying that 91 to 99 south bound on-ramp the way that only a motorcycle can, when in a blur out the corner of my eye I saw the profile of a patrol car. I eased off the throttle and slipped in a head of him with a truck between us. I maintained the speed limit (as I always do - mostly) waiting for the lights to come on. He finally passed me and it turned out to be a Whatcom County Sheriff's deputy. He gave me a little smirk - I guess he was hoping I'd cross the line and he'd have a chance to make some $$$.
    A Whatcom County Sheriff would have no jurisdiction in Canada and it would be unlikely that he'd pull you over. He was probably having some fun with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerberos View Post
    Thanks AskACop for the info. You're providing a great service.

    I had a great holy shit moment when I was enjoying that 91 to 99 south bound on-ramp the way that only a motorcycle can, when in a blur out the corner of my eye I saw the profile of a patrol car. I eased off the throttle and slipped in a head of him with a truck between us. I maintained the speed limit (as I always do - mostly) waiting for the lights to come on. He finally passed me and it turned out to be a Whatcom County Sheriff's deputy. He gave me a little smirk - I guess he was hoping I'd cross the line and he'd have a chance to make some $$$.
    Good ol' Whatcom heading over to Point Roberts - First time I saw that I was a little confused myself

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    Another great border to see a cop cruiser is just east of the aldergrove/lynden (264th) crossing along 0 avenue and boundary road. On most days there's an cruiser parked off the side of the road right on the border between the two as it's a way to bypass northbound border line-ups.
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    As they passed I could read the insignia on the bikes their crest patches and to my surprise they were Seattle Police escorting a school bus with Seattle Police painted on the side of the bus. The bus was up-armored for perhaps riot duty.

    Musta been for a movie set or something. Bizarre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AskACop View Post
    Commercial Vehicle Inspectors are considered peace officers within British Columbia, and can enforce Motor Vehicle Act, Motor Carrier Act, etc. statutes.
    wow ......I blew by one of these the other day confident I was ok on two wheels....

    and transit cops???

    y'all are way overpoliced here...... dont see this shit where I am from...

    but I am staying cause the riding season is about 6 months longer
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    gvtaps or sbctaps (whichever one they happen to go by at a particular time of day) officers are full-fledged peace officers and are way more likely to pull you over for something outside their "jurisdiction" than commercial vehicle inspectors.

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    good to know, thanks Seakrait....
    Quote Originally Posted by Zug View Post
    Peewee and Kevin from Bayside should get together and start a bike shop called, Fuck you and the bike you rode in on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seakrait View Post
    gvtaps or sbctaps (whichever one they happen to go by at a particular time of day) officers are full-fledged peace officers and are way more likely to pull you over for something outside their "jurisdiction" than commercial vehicle inspectors.
    Transit cops - can be quite the "poachers".

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