After a brief stint teaming up with the Vancouver Police Department, Port Moody police are back partnering with Mounties and other municipal forces. On Sept. 23, Port Moody police announced they had joined the Lower Mainland District Emergency Response team.
In a statement, the department said the partnership brings with it a highly trained team of tactical officers, crisis negotiators and canine units capable of employing specialized weapons, equipment and tactics to resolve extremely high-risk situations. The ERT is comprised of members of the RCMP and New Westminster, Delta and Port Moody police forces.
Port Moody police have also rejoined the Lower Mainland Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, or IHIT.
The cost and terms of the agreement were not released. The department signed on with the VPD’s homicide team at the start of 2012, at a cost of $150,000 a year.
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