Number of police officers in Canada from 2000 to 2018

This statistic shows the total number of police officers in Canada from 2000 to 2018. In 2018, there were 68,562 police officers across Canada.

Number of police officers in Canada from 2000 to 2018

Number of Police officers
2000 55,954
2001 57,076
2002 58,422
2003 59,800
2004 61,026
2005 62,461
2006 64,134
2007 65,283
2008 65,283
2009 67,243
2010 69,068
2011 69,424
2012 69,505
2013 69,250
2014 68,806
201568,772
201668,859
201769,025
201868,562
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Source

Release date

October 2019

Region

Canada

Survey time period

2000 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Represents the actual number of permanent, fully-sworn police officers of all ranks (or their full-time equivalents). This number also includes officers who are deployed to contract positions and who are not available for general policing duties in their community. Police officers on long-term leave who are not being paid by the police service’s annual budget are excluded.

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