Number of Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers in Canada in 2017, by province

Number of Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers in Canada in 2017, by level of policing and province

by Erin Duffin, last edited May 31, 2019
Number of Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers in Canada in 2017, by province This statistic shows the total number of Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers in Canada in 2017, distinguished by level of policing and province. In 2017, there were 5,529 Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers acting in contract policing positions in British Columbia.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was founded in 1920 by the joining of the Dominion Police (a federal police force in the eastern part of Canada) and the Northwest Mounted Police (established to police the newly acquired Northwest Territories). The distinctive red colored dress uniform of the RCMP, popularly referred to as Red Serge, was adopted from the Northwest Mounted Police and was styled in order to reflect the British character of the police force. The image and name of the RCMP was trademarked in 1995 with the intended purpose of preserving the image and reputation of the force. Proceeds from royalties collected are used to fund community initiative projects across Canada.

Today, the RCMP serves as Canada’s federal police force, as well being the sole police force in the territories. In addition, all provinces, except for Ontario and Quebec, contract out their policing needs to the RCMP. Similarly, the RCMP provides policing for many municipalities and aboriginal communities. There were 28,461 active personnel in the RCMP as of September, 2015 of which roughly 17,000 were police officers. All told, RCMP personnel made up roughly 30 percent of personnel in police service in Canada in 2015. The RCMP enjoys the highest public approval rating of members of the criminal justice system, with 67 percent of the public professing confidence in the organization.
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Number of Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers in Canada in 2017, by level of policing and province

Contract policing *Federal and other policing **
Newfoundland and Labrador 40995
Prince Edward Island 9727
Nova Scotia 795151
New Brunswick 659135
Quebec -882
Ontario -1,652
Manitoba 819176
Saskatchewan 1,024247
Alberta 2,669430
British Columbia 5,529870
Yukon 11117
Northwest Territories 16320
Nunavut 12311
Contract policing *Federal and other policing **
Newfoundland and Labrador 40995
Prince Edward Island 9727
Nova Scotia 795151
New Brunswick 659135
Quebec -882
Ontario -1,652
Manitoba 819176
Saskatchewan 1,024247
Alberta 2,669430
British Columbia 5,529870
Yukon 11117
Northwest Territories 16320
Nunavut 12311
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by Erin Duffin, last edited May 31, 2019
This statistic shows the total number of Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers in Canada in 2017, distinguished by level of policing and province. In 2017, there were 5,529 Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers acting in contract policing positions in British Columbia.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was founded in 1920 by the joining of the Dominion Police (a federal police force in the eastern part of Canada) and the Northwest Mounted Police (established to police the newly acquired Northwest Territories). The distinctive red colored dress uniform of the RCMP, popularly referred to as Red Serge, was adopted from the Northwest Mounted Police and was styled in order to reflect the British character of the police force. The image and name of the RCMP was trademarked in 1995 with the intended purpose of preserving the image and reputation of the force. Proceeds from royalties collected are used to fund community initiative projects across Canada.

Today, the RCMP serves as Canada’s federal police force, as well being the sole police force in the territories. In addition, all provinces, except for Ontario and Quebec, contract out their policing needs to the RCMP. Similarly, the RCMP provides policing for many municipalities and aboriginal communities. There were 28,461 active personnel in the RCMP as of September, 2015 of which roughly 17,000 were police officers. All told, RCMP personnel made up roughly 30 percent of personnel in police service in Canada in 2015. The RCMP enjoys the highest public approval rating of members of the criminal justice system, with 67 percent of the public professing confidence in the organization.
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