Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
The RCMP is Canada's national police service. Proud of their traditions and confident in meeting future challenges, the RCMP commit to preserve the peace, uphold the law, and provide quality service in partnership with our communities.
The RCMP provides police and highway patrol services to the Cowichan Valley with personnel in four detachments:
- Cowichan Lake
This detachment serves Lake Cowichan, Ditidaht First Nations, Nitnaht Lake, Youbou, Mesachie Lake, Honeymoon Bay
For more information, see the Lake Cowichan RCMP Newsroom
This detachment serves Ladysmith, Saltair, Portions of Cowichan Valley Regional District, Portions of Nanaimo Regional District, Stz'uminus First Nation, Kulleet Bay Penelakut First Nation, Thetis Island, Secretary Islands, Reid Island
For more information, see the Ladysmith RCMP Newsroom
- North Cowichan / Duncan
This detachment serves North Cowichan, Duncan, Cowichan Valley
For more information see the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP Newsroom
- Shawnigan Lake
This detachment serves Shawnigan Lake, Cobble Hill, Mill Bay, Malahat First Nations
For more information, see the Shawnigan Lake RCMP Newsroom
Calling 9-1-1 is for police, fire, or medical emergencies when immediate action is required such as someone’s health, safety or property is in jeopardy or a crime is in progress.
For non-emergency calls, you can reach the RCMP Detachment in your area via the links above or checking your local phone book.
If you have information about a crime you can provide an anonymous TIP by calling the Cowichan Crime Stoppers 24/7 tip line.