Police Services - RCMP

Police Services (RCMP)

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is the Canadian national police service and an agency of the Ministry of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada. The RCMP is unique in the world since it is a national, federal, provincial and municipal policing body. They provide a total federal policing service to all Canadians and policing services under contract to the three territories, eight provinces (except Ontario and Quebec), approximately 198 municipalities and, under 172 individual agreements, to 192 First Nations communities.

For more information on the RCMP, visit the national website at http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca .

Policing in Fort St. James

The Fort St. James detachment responds to many emergency situations, along with routine calls for service, and provides crime prevention programs with support from our many volunteers. The police officers and staff are dedicated to working with the Fort St. James and surrounding areas. Fort St James RCMP Detachment

The Fort St James Detachment is staffed by one Sergeant in-charge of the detachment two Corporals, seven general duty Constables, and has four First Nations Policing positions: one Corporal assigned to Yekooche, two constables assigned to Tl’azt’en and one constable assigned to Nak’azdli.

Fort St. James Detachment provides a service to a number of First Nations communities through Community Tripartite Policing agreements exist with the Tl’azt’en, Nak’azdli and Yekooche First Nations. In 2002, a community police office opened on the Yekooche First Nations Reserve. A First Nations Community Policing position, staffed at a corporal level, works out of the Yekooche First Nation Community Police office. Policing concerns differ little between the communities.

The RCMP Detachment police officer and staff are committed to working with the District, surrounding First Nations communities, and the various community groups, businesses and individuals to ensure that residents of District of Fort St. James enjoy safe homes and safe communities.

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