THE BC Prosecution Service (BCPS) announced on Wednesday that several charges of breach of trust and fraud have been approved against Surrey RCMP Cpl. Peter Leckie in connection with allegations of misconduct involving three individuals between January 2014 and October 2020 at or near Surrey.
An information charging Leckie with seven counts of breach of trust in connection with the duties of their office and two counts of obtaining computer service by fraud were sworn on June 29. A first appearance date has been set for July 27 in Surrey Provincial Court.
The charges were approved by an experienced Crown Counsel with no prior or current connection with the officer, the BCPS said.
SURREY RCMP said in a press statement that it is alleged Leckie used his position as a police officer to obtain information and contact members of the public for the purpose of engaging in intimate relationships with women both on and off duty.
Surrey RCMP’s Professional Standard Unit (PSU) has conduct of this investigation and believes there may be further witnesses in the community with additional information. In order to advance the ongoing investigation, police are releasing a photo of Leckie and asking anyone with information to contact Surrey RCMP PSU at 604-599-7887.
“These are disturbing allegations of breach of trust and fraud involving one of our police officers,” said Assistant Commissioner Brian Edwards, Officer in Charge of Surrey RCMP. “Our Professional Standards Unit is committed to a thorough investigation and we urge anyone who may have additional information to reach out to PSU investigators.”
Leckie has worked with the Surrey RCMP since January 2010. He is currently suspended with pay and the recent developments with criminal charges laid on Wednesday will engage the process to move towards suspension without pay.