The Policing Services section is responsible for administering the Police Act and works with policing partners to meet the needs for effective and efficient police services in Prince Edward Island.
RCMP in Prince Edward Island
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is the Canadian national police service and an agency of the Ministry of Public Safety Canada. Prince Edward Island is policed by the RCMP through a Provincial Policing Services Agreement (PPSA) with the Government of Canada in all communities that do not have an existing municipal police department. RCMP provide a broad range of specialized police services to support municipal police services in the province.
Through the PPSA, the province has Extended Service Agreements with Alberton, O'Leary, Montague, Souris, Tignish and Borden-Carleton for additional RCMP service delivery in their communities.
The towns of Stratford and Cornwall have direct policing contracts with the Government of Canada for their RCMP services. The RCMP also provides federal policing services across the Island as well as to First Nations communities and the Confederation Bridge.
There are three municipal police services who provide policing services in their respective communities in collaboration with each other and the RCMP:
UPEI is protected by security police officers with major crime support from Charlottetown Police Services.
Where can I get more information about police services in PEI?
You can contact the RCMP or municipal police departments directly at non-emergency phone numbers. Do not call 911 for general inquiries.
Gordon Garrison (Policing Services Manager)
Telephone: (902) 368-4823
Fax: (902) 368-5335