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~1000 RCMP Members are proud to provide policing services to communities across Nova Scotia.

Nearly half of the province’s police officers are RCMP Members.

Our Members serve in 53 detachments in 39 municipalities and 13 indigenous communities.

Together they answer on average over 140,000 calls for service annually (2013-2022). 

The federal government pays 30% of the provincial taxpayers’ policing cost, which represents a ~ $51 million contribution.  

63% of Nova Scotians agree that they benefit from the federal contribution of the cost of RCMP policing (Pollara, Sept. 2023). 

74% of Nova Scotians served by the RCMP are satisfied with the policing service they receive.  

Only 14% of Nova Scotians would prefer the RCMP to have less control over local policing. (Pollara, Sept. 2023). 

Less than half (46%) of Nova Scotians say that they are adequate resourced for policing in their community (Pollara, Sept. 2023).

Quality policing requires investments to ensure Members have the resources to tackle evolving situations and changing needs of Nova Scotians. 

RCMP Members provide multiple specialized services to municipalities in Nova Scotia, no matter the size.  

Forensics Identification, Collision reconstruction, Crisis Negotiation, Major Crimes, Traffic Services, Underwater Recovery Teams, Police Service Dogs, and many more. Check out the videos below to learn more about these services: 

RCMP Members Provide
Multiple Specialized Services in Nova Soctia

National Police Federation –
Mass Casualty Commission Recommendations

Following the mass casualty that took place in Nova Scotia on April 18-19, 2020 the  Federal Government and the Nova Scotia Provincial Government created, by a joint  mandate, an independent public inquiry – the Mass Casualty Commission (MCC).

In order to share the perspectives of our Members, who were directly involved in the RCMP response to the mass casualty, and to address public safety concerns, the NPF was granted formal partipant status by the Commission and has been deeply engaged throughout the MCC process. The following report shares our recommendations stemming from the MCC, considering Members’ perspectives and how to improve community and Member safety across the province and rest of Canada.

Many of the NPF’s recommendations are oriented toward ensuring its Members will be better resourced, equipped, and supported the next time they are called upon to respond  to a major critical incident.


In total, we have advanced 28 recommendations to the MCC and Government focused on improving public safety in Nova Scotia. These recommendations are organized into seven main themes: police resourcing, provincial policing standards, Member mental health,
support for victims and families, air support, improved technology, and support for critical incident response. 

1. Optimization of Police Resources in Nova Scotia

Conduct a police resourcing model and funding formula review to identify and maintain an effective level of police personnel, and related resources.

3. Enhanced Support for Member Mental Health

Establish policies to define the role of the police family liaison officer with proper training and, clear guidelines, and protocols. Ensure that all needs that cannot be met by police are met by other agencies.

4. Multi-Agency Supports for Victims and Families

Take steps to address organizational stressors which contribute to the risk of OSI in its Members. Improvements to post-critical incident supports. The RCMP provide evidence-based training and peer support to spouses and families of RCMP Members.

5. An Emergency Air Support Strategy for the Atlantic

Develop and implement an Emergency Air Services Strategy to ensure air support is available to support all police services in Atlantic Canada during critical incidents, 24/7/365.

6. Improved Technology for Situational Awareness and Interoperability

Examine and implement encrypted radio and enhanced GPS systems that allow for increased situational awareness, including increased interoperability between police services and other public safety personnel.

7. Resources and Best Practices to Support Critical Incident Response

Provide the necessary tools, resources, and personnel to assist in critical incident response.