Abbotsford Police Department

The Abbotsford Police Department is the police force for the City of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. The force was established in 1955 as the Matsqui Police Department and was renamed the Abbotsford Police Department when Matsqui and Abbotsford amalgamated in 1995 to become the City of Abbotsford. The vision of the Abbotsford Police Department is to have the "Strength in Community". The mission of the Abbotsford Police Department is "make Abbotsford the safest city in BC".

Abbotsford Police Department
APD Heraldic Badge
APD Heraldic Badge
Shoulder Patch of the APD
Shoulder Patch of the APD
Agency overview
FormedJanuary 1, 1995
Annual budget30 million+ CDN[1]
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionAbbotsford, British Columbia
Governing bodyAbbotsford Police Board
Constituting instrument
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters2838 Justice Way
Police constables216
Elected officers responsible
  • The Honourable Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General of British Columbia
  • His Worship Henry Braun, Mayor & chair of the Abbotsford Police Board
Agency executive
  • Mike Serr, Chief constable

The force is divided into six branches: patrol, criminal investigation, finance and budget, human resources, operations support, and support services. The chief constable is Mike Serr. The organization has 216 sworn officers, 84 civilians and over 100 volunteers, according to the police board and 2011 Abbotsford Police Department Compstat reports.

Members killed in the line of dutyEdit

Since its founding in 1955, the APD has had one officer killed in the line of duty.

Rank and name Date Cause of death
Constable John Davidson November 6, 2017 Gunfire


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