Welcome to Royal Newfoundland Constabulary

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) is Newfoundland and Labrador’s Provincial Police Service. The RNC dates back to 1729, with the appointment of the first police constables. In the 19th century, the RNC was modeled after the Royal Irish Constabulary with the secondment in 1844 of Timothy Mitchell of the Royal Irish Constabulary to be Inspector General, making it the oldest civil police service in North America.

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In response to the rapidly evolving situation related to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is providing an update on important services it provides to residents of the province.


Please be advised that the following services for all Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Detachments have been suspended until further notice:

  • Criminal Records Screening Certificate and Vulnerable Sector checks
  • Fingerprinting services.  This includes fingerprinting services required for vulnerable sector checks, immigration, adoption and employment screenings


Certificate of Conduct and/or Vulnerable Sector Check

    • 1 Fort Townshend, St. John’s
      Hours of Operation:  Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • 9 University Drive, Corner Brook
      Hours of Operation:  Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • 417 Booth Avenue, Labrador City
      Hours of Operation:  Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Emergency Contacts

Northeast Avalon, Corner Brook, Labrador City, Wabush and Churchill Falls:

CALL 9-1-1

Deaf/Hard of Hearing TTY:


When immediate action is required: someone’s life or property is in immediate danger or a crime is in progress. Examples: Assaults, robberies, break and enters, fights, gunshots, vehicle collisions with injuries, suspected impaired drivers.

Please DO NOT call 9-1-1 for any non-emergency matters. If you are not sure if your situation is an emergency its best to call 9-1-1 and let the experts decide.

Non-Emergency / General Inquiries

Northeast Avalon: 709-729-8000
Corner Brook: 709-637-4100
Labrador City: 709-944-7602
Churchill Falls: 709-925-3524
Deaf/Hard of Hearing TTY: 1-800-363-4334

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Provincial Headquarters

1 Fort Townshend, St. John’s, NL
A1C 2G2

Email: contactrnc@rnc.gov.nl.ca
(*Please note:  This e-mail is monitored once a day, Monday – Friday and is for General Inquiries ONLY)
Fax: 1-709-729-8214