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 Lisa Fletcher, 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

The 2022-2023 policing priorities are:

  • Crime Reduction and Community Safety
  • Inclusion and Reconciliation
  • Community Consultation


  • When should I call the Nanaimo RCMP?

  • What constitutes an emergency?

  • When can I use the RCMP's online crime reporting tool?

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

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

Community Safety

The City is committed to working with several partners across all levels of government to join forces in addressing health, housing, and social disorder. Public Safety is important to Council and a significant amount of time, resources and energy are invested into various local programs. Read on to learn about some of the programs and initiatives the City has been working on and what is planned for the future.

Public Safety Contacts - Who to Call  

You can visit our Public Safety - Who to Call page to see the list City departments and organizations you can call to submit a report and get information on a number of public safety issues and community outreach. You can also download/Print the Who to Call brochure here.

Last updated: April 5, 2023

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