Nanaimo RCMP/City of Nanaimo

Nanaimo RCMP/City of Nanaimo

“To maintain at all times a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police. The police being only members of the public that are paid to give full -time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.” Sir Robert Peel, Circa: 1829

About us

Our Community Policing volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and demographics. The program offers volunteer opportunities during the week, evenings on Friday and Saturday nights and the occasional weekend.  Each volunteer has a different reason, or combination of reasons, supporting their desire to volunteer their time, talent and energy with the RCMP. Our program attracts people from all walks of life such as retirees, professionals, trades people, parents, post secondary students, young people etc etc. Some use the experience and training gained to develop towards careers in law enforcement, the aux Constable program, emergency services and the military.


Volunteers can participate in a variety of activities during their 4 hour shift.  Crime reduction and prevention activities include but are not limited.


Block Watch is a community driven program which brings neighbours together through increased communication between themselves and the police.


The purpose of the Harbour Watch Patrol program is to provide a visible presence in the Nanaimo Harbour in an effort to deter crime.


The purpose of the Nanaimo RCMP Community Policing volunteer program is to strengthen community and police partnerships by educating, engaging and empowering volunteers to support and assist the Nanaimo RCMP in the safe and effective delivery of authorized crime reduction and prevention activities.


The Nanaimo RCMP Volunteer Program respects and is guided by the values established by the RCMP.  These values are:

  • integrity
  • honesty
  • professionalism
  • compassion
  • respect
  • accountability
  • service


The Nanaimo RCMP Volunteer Program and activities will:

  • contribute to the policing priorities set out by the Nanaimo RCMP Detachment.
  • provide a safe work environment so all volunteers can carry out their assigned tasks competently and safely.
  • be progressive, proactive, and innovative in the delivery of the program and volunteer activities.
  • offer effective services and activities that appeal to a wide range of volunteers.
  • recognize volunteers for their time and commitment.
  • promote the volunteer program within the community in order to maintain a well resourced program.
  • empower volunteers with the knowledge and insight into policing activities and challenges so they become ambassadors for the Nanaimo RCMP Detachment and its members.

News & Updates

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Parking Lot Audits

Parking Lot Audits

"All Valuables Removed" window stickers now available at the RCMP Detachment. With theft from vehicles on the rise, a partnership has been formed between Nanaimo Crimestoppers and the Nanaimo RCMP. Theft prevention stickers have been designed to be placed on…
Project 529- Bike Registration

Project 529- Bike Registration

Project 529- Bike Registration Help us take a "bike out of crime" by registering your bike for free at Keep an eye out for our Volunteers out at special events offering free registration for bikes. They will be out…
Block Watch

Block Watch

Block Watch is a community driven program which brings neighbours together through increased communication between themselves and the police.  Block Watches have several significant commitments: report suspicious activity to the police, create a safe community, and build communication with your…