Police crash award ceremony
The Surrey RCMP’s Criminal Collision Investigation Team (CCIT) was honoured by the BC Association of Chiefs of Police (BCACP) Traffic Safety Committee (TSC) for their excellence in the area of Collision or Crash Investigation.
“This specialized traffic unit has been recognized and greatly appreciated by not only the residents of their community, but by the larger police community in British Columbia,” said Victoria Police Chief Jamie Graham, chair of the Traffic Safety Committee. “Their investigative work culminating in criminal charges is considered a best practice within law enforcement.”
“I am very proud of these officers for their tireless work ethic and diligence in helping bring justice to those families who have lost loved ones in tragic circumstances,” said Surrey RCMP Inspector Lee Chanin. “Our investigators continue to set the standard for traffic collision investigations and are seen as some of the best in the province.”
The Surrey RCMP’s Criminal Collision Investigation Team (CCIT) was formed in 2010 to balance routine traffic enforcement with the demands of investigating complex motor vehicle incidents that result in fatalities or serious injuries.
In the first two years of its existence, the team investigated more than 131 collisions.