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Police Agencies in Canada


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Federal Policing

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is the Canadian national police service and an agency of the Ministry of Public Safety Canada. The RCMP is unique as it is a national, federal, provincial and municipal policing body.

The RCMP provides a federal policing service to all Canadians and policing services under contract to the three territories, eight provinces (except Ontario and Quebec), more than 150 municipalities, more than 600 Aboriginal communities and three international airports.

Policing the Territories

The RCMP provides a full range of policing services to Nunavut, the Yukon and the North West Territories.

Provincial and Municipal Police Services

The following provides links to all provincial and municipal police agencies across Canada, by province.

Alberta | British Columbia | Manitoba | New Brunswick | Newfoundland and Labrador | Nova Scotia | Ontario | Prince Edward Island | Quebec | Saskatchewan

ALBERTA

Provincial Police:

Independent Municipal Police Agencies:

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Provincial Police:

Independent Municipal Police Agencies:

MANITOBA

Provincial Police:

Independent Municipal Police Agencies:

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NEW BRUNSWICK

Provincial Police:

Independent Municipal Police Agencies:

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

Provincial and Municipal Policing:

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is Newfoundland and Labrador's provincial police service providing policing services in three jurisdictions in the Province, Northeast Avalon, Corner Brook and Labrador.

The RCMP in Newfoundland and Labrador provide provincial, municipal and First Nation policing to the remainder of the province, in addition to their federal policing role.

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NOVA SCOTIA

Provincial Police:

Independent Municipal Police Agencies:

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ONTARIO

Federal and Provincial Police:

Independent Municipal Police Agencies:

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PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Provincial Police:

Independent Municipal Police Agencies:

QUEBEC

Provincial Police:

Independent Municipal Police Agencies:

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SASKATCHEWAN

Provincial Police:

Independent Municipal Police Agencies:

 

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Transit Police in Canada

Metro Vancouver Transit Police is the only transit police service in Canada, a multi-jurisdictional policing agency dedicated to the provision of policing to the transit system in Metro Vancouver. Transit Police jurisdiction is the entire transportation service region – an area crossing twenty-one municipalities and one First Nation, served by a combination of seventeen independent police forces and RCMP detachments.

The City of Calgary has a Transit Safety and Security division that provides 24 hour security on the system's CTrain service.

OC Transpo (City of Ottawa Public Transit Services) employ Special Provincial Constables for the safety and security of the transit system and their riders. Uniformed and plainclothes Transit Special Constables are sworn Peace Officers. They have the powers of a Police Officer to enforce the Criminal Code of Canada, the Controlled Drug and Substances Act, the Liquor License act, the Trespass to Property Act, and the Safe Streets Act on all transit vehicles and property.

Also, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) employs Special Constables appointed by the Toronto, Peel and York Regional Police Service Boards to provide policing and security services on the commission's system. The officers operate in either uniform or plain clothes and have police powers to enforce the law on TTC property and vehicles.

In Quebec, Montreal has a Transit Security Service (STM), there are no transit specific police in Quebec and all criminal related incidents relating to transit are the responsibility of the jurisdictional police service.

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Railway Police

There are two national Railway Police Services in Canada:


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