Support our RCMP Members in Nova Scotia. We are here to keep our communities safe.
Over 970 RCMP Members are proud to provide policing services to communities across Nova Scotia.
Nearly half of the province’s police officers are RCMP Members.
Our Members serve in 55 detachments in 40 municipalities and 13 indigenous communities.
Together they answer over 145,000 calls for service annually.
The federal government pays 30% of the provincial taxpayers’ policing cost, which represents a ~ $74 million contribution.
66% of Nova Scotians agrees that they benefit from the federal contribution of the cost of RCMP policing (Pollara, Jan. 2022).
79% of Nova Scotians served by the RCMP are satisfied with the policing service they receive.
Only 13% of Nova Scotians would prefer the RCMP to have less control over local policing. (Pollara, Jan. 2022).
Only half of Nova Scotians say that they are adequate resourced for policing in their community (Pollara, Jan. 2022).
Quality policing requires investments to ensure Members have the resources to tackle evolving situations.
RCMP Members provide multiple specialized services to municipalities in Nova Scotia, no matter the size.
Forensics Identification, Collision reconstruction, Crisis Negotiation, Major Crimes, Traffic Services, Underwater Recovery Teams, Police Service Dogs, and many more. Check out the videos below to learn more about these services:
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Last month, Cumberland County City Council announced they will soon be accepting proposals for a potential new police service. This comes after the Police Services Review Committee finalized its public consultation report, which offered two options to move forward with the County’s police services. Unfortunately, Council selected the most disruptive and typically expensive option: to issue a request for proposals (RFP) for policing, which could result in the selection of a new policing service for the region.
Earlier this year, we surveyed Nova Scotians across the province to learn what they think about policing in their community. Here’s what they found: 79% of Nova Scotians served by the RCMP are satisfied with the police service they receive. Only 13% of Nova Scotians would prefer the RCMP to have less control over local […]
Following is a statement from Brian Sauvé, President of the National Police Federation, regarding Member testimony from today’s Mass Casualty Commission proceedings.“Today’s testimony regarding the events that took place at the Onslow Fire Hall clearly demonstrates that Members validly believed that the individual outside the Fire Hall, wearing a reflective vest and standing beside a […]
Following is a statement from Brian Sauvé, President of the National Police Federation, regarding the gunman’s widely-known and long-time possession and use of firearms: “Today, the Mass Casualty Commission presented important information about who knew what, and when, about the gunman’s possession, illegal smuggling, frequent use, and deep fascination with firearms. Surprisingly, we learned that […]