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Police Operations Building

The City of Nanaimo is policed by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police under a Municipal Police Unit Agreement with the BC Minister of Justice.

The City of Nanaimo Council has approved the following policing priorities for 2015:

  1. Crime Prevention
    1. Social Disorder Management
    2. Prolific Offender Management
    3. Violence in Relationships
    4. Drug Enforcement
    5. Liquor Control Strategy
  2. Youth
    1. Youth Intervention & Diversion
    2. Community Partnerships for the Empowerment of Youth
    3. School Liaison Program
  3. Traffic
    1. Detection & Prevention to Reduce Impaired Driving
    2. Vehicle Operational Safety
    3. Waterfront & Marine Safety

Also working as part of the Nanaimo police team are two Municipal Enforcement Officers whose primary function is to enforce "Traffic and Highways Regulation Bylaw 1993 NO. 5000" and the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act.

For more information on transporting dangerous goods, please visit the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure's Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement page at:

For further information on the RCMP in BC, please visit their website:

For further information on City of Nanaimo Bylaw Enforcement, please visit their section of the web page.

To contact the RCMP Nanaimo Detachment, call: (250) 754-2345 (non-emergency).

To request information or to make a bylaw complaint under the "Traffic and Highways Regulation Bylaw", please call: (250) 755-4432.

In the event of an emergency requiring Police, Fire or Ambulance, please call 9-1-1.


RCMP Nanaimo Detachment
303 Prideaux Street
Nanaimo, BC
V9R 2N3

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
(excluding holidays)

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