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Property Crime Unit

Property Crime Unit

The Property Crime Unit (PCU) provides large-scale investigative expertise to the VPD. The Unit regularly works on serial property crime cases, often in cooperation with other VPD sections, and other police agencies.

Patrol officers forward cases for follow-up investigation to PCU, including:

  • commercial and residential break-ins

  • thefts, including shoplifting rings

  • internal company thefts and mischief

Members of the Unit work with all investigative units within the VPD, as well as with property crime investigators throughout the Lower Mainland. They liaise with Department analysts to examine crime trends, and other factors that assist to identify suspects in property crimes.

Investigators also work with a special prosecutor to target persistent and chronic offenders, with the aim to maximize the time offenders spend in remand or jail.

 
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