As of March 16, Sea to Sky RCMP, which includes the Bowen Island detachment, has closed its offices and suspend non-essential services due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
"These decisions are based on recommendations from the federal and provincial governments," said a press release from Sea to Sky RCMP. "Our staff remain available to assist with non-emergency complaints and inquiries via telephone."
For Bowen Island the number is 604-947-0516 but if you require immediate emergency assisatance dial 9-1-1.
"The health and safety of our employees and clients is our top priority and we are therefore following the lead of the Canadian public health authorities to take the necessary preventative measures," said the release.
"We are also asking those that require police assistance in our area notify our call-takers of any flu-like symptoms, travel, or contact with those diagnosed with COVID-19 in order for our frontline police officers to take necessary precautions prior to attendance," said the release.
"We have shifted so we aren't taking reports or providing services at the detachment for the foreseeable future," said Bowen RCMP's detachment head Adam Koehle. "Other than that, business as usual for us."