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)
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
Criminal Intelligence and Forensic Identification
Criminal Investigation Division
Crisis Negotiation Unit
Drug Investigation Unit
Economic Crime Unit
Explosives Disposal Unit
General Investigation Unit
Ground Search and Rescue
Information Management Division
Police Dog Unit
Major Crime Unit
Missing Persons Coordinator
National Weapons Enforcement Support Team
Property Control Centre
Public Order Unit
Tactical Response Unit
Traffic Services and Accident Investigation
Intelligence Gathering and Analysis