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 the Traffic and Highways Regulation Bylaw and the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act.

Traffic and Highways Regulation Bylaw 1993 NO. 5000

More information on transporting dangerous goods (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure) 

More information on the RCMP in BC

More information on the RCMP in Nanaimo

More information on City Bylaw Enforcement


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

Office Hours

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


Police, Fire or Ambulance (EMERGENCY) 9-1-1

Nanaimo RCMP Detachment 250-754-2345 (Non-Emergency)

Nanaimo RCMP Bike Unit 250-754-2345 (Non-Emergency)

Traffic and Highway Regulation Bylaw Complaint 250-755-4432

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