The Mission RCMP Detachment Records department uses the Police Records Information Management Environment (PRIME-BC) which connects every municipal police department and RCMP detachment throughout the province and provides access to information about criminals and crimes instantly to all police agencies.
Requesting Records From Police Files
The RCMP do not give out copies of police files. The only details which are released to the general public by Records staff are the file number and the name of the member who attended. If you do not have a file number available when calling the Records Department for information please have as much of the following information available as possible and contact us at (604) 826-7161.
- Date of offence
- Address where offence occurred
- License plate number(s) if vehicle involved
- Your surname, given names and date of birth
If you require further details you must make a formal request under the Access to Information Act or obtain a Court Order for release of the complete file (this is done through a lawyer). Alternatively you may wish to speak to the investigating member who with discretion may respond to your request.
Forms to submit a formal request for information under the Access to Information Act are available upon request from our Detachment or on online at http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca. Scroll down the left side of the page and click on FORMS, then on Access to Information Request Form, and lastly scroll down and click on Access to Information Request Form (PDF). Print Form Fill in detail to the best of your ability and forward with a $5.00 cheque or Money Order payable to Receiver General for Canada. Mail to:
OIC Access to Information and Privacy Act (ATIP)
1200 Vanier Parkway
ATIP Ottawa will then request the file(s) from the Detachment. They will review the file and respond to your request. This will take approximately 1-3 months.
Motor Vehicle Accident Reports
If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident to which the police attended and you did not receive a copy of the MV6020 (accident report) at the scene, you may attend the Detachment at 7171 Oliver Street, Mission, B.C. for your copy or request that it be mailed. It is suggested that you check first with us to ensure that the report has been completed and is available. It is the responsibility of ICBC to request any further information (photos, diagrams etc) from us and if you have retained legal counsel, your lawyer can also request some parts of the file without a Court Order.
Disclosure of Information from Operational Case Records
As per the Privacy Act of Canada (sections 8(1) Privacy Act and 10(c) Privacy Regulation) the RCMP may disclose the personal information of individuals to other individuals/agencies, either via consent of the individual or through the non-consent provisions in section 8(2).
For all formal information requests please refer to
Access to information Act and Privacy Act, as these must be processed by the Access to Information and Privacy Branch (ATIP)
When making a request for information to the Mission RCMP Disclosure Desk, please note the following:
- All requests must be made in writing (with some urgent/emergency case exceptions – Please contact Mission RCMP)
- Requests must be made on an agency letterhead/facsimile
- Requests must be made by an authorized officer/personnel of the agency
- All requests must articulate the purpose for which the information is required or will be used, and if applicable, state the related municipal/provincial/federal statutory authority for the request.
For all court order submissions, the Mission RCMP encourages all agencies and self-representing individuals to use the Supreme Court Order template. Request a copy of the template.
The turnaround time for all disclosure requests may vary. Please contact the Disclosure Desk directly for inquiries on time frame.
All requests for information will be completed upon the submission of the appropriate signed authorization(s) and payment. As set out in the District of Mission’s User Fees and Charges Bylaw 4029-2007 and Financial Administration – Account Receivable – Credit & Collection Policy:
Generally, goods and/or services must be paid for before they are provided or rendered. - Accounts Receivable - Credit and Collection
Please be sure to make your cheques payable to The District of Mission, in the appropriate amount. See the following link to view a copy of the current Mission Detachment Fee Schedule.
Please note, disclosure of information from Mission RCMP will not be provided via email, phone or fax (with a few exceptions with available secure methods). All disclosure will be provided via mail and/or courier services if the appropriate agreement/payment has been arranged.
You may submit your disclosure requests the following ways:
Fax - 604-820-3548, to the attention of the Disclosure Desk
Email - Mission_Disclosure@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Mail - Attn: Disclosure Desk
Mission RCMP Detachment
7171 Oliver Street
Mission, BC V2V 6H2
For any questions, please contact the Disclosure Clerk at 604-820-3529.
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