RCMP in Canada: A Newcomer’s Guide

This guide is intended to provide information about the following topics:

  • the role of policing in Canada
  • when and how to contact police
  • what to expect if approached or questioned by police,
  • crime prevention programs
  • preventing crime in your neighbourhood.

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About the RCMP

The RCMP is Canada's national police service.

Programs and Services

Services the RCMP offer in your community.

Contact Police

We encourage you to contact your local police service to report all crime and suspicious activity.

Police Interactions

There are a number of reasons police may need to speak with you.

Crime Prevention

You may need a criminal record check for various purposes.

Keeping Your Children Safe

There are many things you can do to keep yourself and your children safe.

Criminal Record Checks

You may need a criminal record check for various purposes.

Career Opportunities

The RCMP is full of opportunity for continued learning and growth.

Additional Resources

Contact information for commonly used resources.

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