Police & Crime Prevention

Police services for the City of Nanaimo is provided under contract by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).  

About Nanaimo RCMP

Nanaimo RCMP is the largest detachment on the island, and is led by Superintendent Cameron Miller, its Officer in Charge.

The main goal of Nanaimo RCMP officers and staff is to increase community safety. This is achieved through a variety of programs and through community partnerships. To learn more about programs, including sections and specialized units, please visit Nanaimo RCMP's website here.

Policing Priorities

City Council approved the following policing priorities for 2019/2020:

  • Crime Reduction
  • Indigenous Policing Services
  • Mental Health
  • Road Safety
  • Violence in Relationships


  • When should I call the Nanaimo RCMP?

  • What constitutes an emergency?

  • Where is the Nanaimo RCMP Detachment and what is its hours of operation?

  • Where can I find Nanaimo RCMP related news and information?

Last updated: March 10, 2020

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