What We Do

The RNC is Newfoundland and Labrador’s provincial police service and has the deepest roots of any police force in Canada and possibly North America, with a policing lineage dating back to 1729.

The RNC has approximately 420 police officers and 125 civilian employees dedicated to safer communities through policing excellence.

The RNC provides service to fifteen communities in three jurisdictions serves approximately 214,000 people in these jurisdictions. The RNC maintains a fleet of approximately:

  • 57 Patrol Vehicles

  • 43 Specialty Vehicles 6 Traffic Enforcement Vehicles

  • 5 Marine Vessels

  • 12 Trailers (Boat / Snowmobile / Mounted Unit)

  • 9 Snowmobiles

  • 2 Quads

  • 14 Other (Operations, Training, Community Services, Mounted Unit, etc)

The RNC operates out of seven detachments strategically located throughout the province, as well as one general headquarters, located in the capital city of St. John’s, NL.

RNC members are responsible for traffic safety in areas of Newfoundland and Labrador’s highways, waterways and trails.

The RNC also maintains responsibility for providing specialized investigative services to support policing throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. These services include, but are not limited to:

  • Child Abuse Sexual Assault

  • Child Exploitation Unit

  • Communication Centre

  • Community Services

  • Computer Forensics

  • Crime Stoppers

  • Criminal Intelligence and Forensic Identification

  • Criminal Investigation Division

  • Crisis Negotiation Unit

  • Drug Awareness

  • Drug Investigation Unit

  • Economic Crime Unit

  • Emergency Preparedness

  • Explosives Disposal Unit

  • General Investigation Unit

  • Ground Search and Rescue

  • Information Management Division

  • Police Dog Unit

  • Major Crime Unit

  • Missing Persons Coordinator

  • Mounted Unit

  • National Weapons Enforcement Support Team

  • Patrol Operations

  • Polygraph

  • Professional Standards

  • Property Control Centre

  • Public Order Unit

  • Surveillance

  • Tactical Response Unit

  • Technology Services

  • Traffic Services and Accident Investigation

  • Training Section

  • Intelligence Gathering and Analysis