Prince Rupert RCMP Constables Virginia Bessette and Victoria Rose write up search warrants after a two-day training course in Houston last week Monday and Tuesday.

Prince Rupert RCMP Constables Virginia Bessette and Victoria Rose write up search warrants after a two-day training course in Houston last week Monday and Tuesday.

RCMP search warrant course

A local RCMP course brought in 19 police officers from Prince George to Prince Rupert early last week.

A local RCMP course brought in 19 police officers from Prince George to Prince Rupert early last week.

Houston RCMP Sgt. Rose put on the search warrant course in the Houston Fire Hall last week Monday and Tuesday, along with three other instructors from Burnaby, Kelowna and Prince George, he said.

Sgt. Rose says the course was the basic of three RCMP search warrant courses and was targeted at teaching general duty officers how to write a search warrant.

Officers and instructors travelled into Houston Sunday and stayed overnight Sunday and Monday, leaving after the course was completed Tuesday, said Sgt. Rose.

On the last day of the course, officers wrote a search warrant based on given information, and if it met the legal requirements to be issued, they passed the course, said Sgt. Rose.

Sgt. Rose says he organized the course in Houston because of the number of local officers who didn’t have the training, and three Houston members took the course.

Sgt. Rose says now almost all the Houston officers have the search warrant training, and they will likely not hold more courses locally until after more officer turnover.