Since 1932 the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has been providing policing services to the Town of Pictou. The RCMP are dedicated to preserving the peace and protecting the lives and property of the residents of this community.
As part of Canada's national police force, the Pictou Detachment of the RCMP is committed to promoting safe homes and safe communities.
The Pictou Office of the Pictou County District R.C.M.P. is located at 38 Caladh Ave., in Pictou across from the Hector Heritage Quay. It officially opened Oct. 2, 1998, and houses both a municipal and rural unit, comprised of 11 members and 4 staff. Officers also patrol Pictou Harbour and the Northumberland Strait in the detachment's Boston Whaler.
Community-based policing initiatives over the past number of years have resulted in a changing role and relationship between the district members and Pictou's citizens. Members of the district are active in the traditional policing role and have become more integrated with the community by being involved in various community group, events, and endeavors.
To commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Force, a tartan specific to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police was approved and designed in1998. The rich and symbolic colours of the Tartan are taken from the Force's uniform and badge.
The year 2007 signified the 75th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police providing policing services to the residents of Nova Scotia and the maritime provinces.
38 Caladh Avenue
Ph: 485-4333 or 755-4141 Fax: 485-5441
RCMP National website: www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Pictou County Detachment website: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ns/detach/pictou-eng.htm