Number of police officers in Canada in 2018, by province or territory

This statistic shows the number of police officers in Canada in 2018, distinguished by province. In 2018, the Ontario had the highest number of police officers (25,327).

Number of police officers in Canada in 2018, by province or territory

Number of police officers
Ontario **25,327
Quebec 15,884
British Columbia 9,246
Alberta 7,510
Manitoba 2,552
Saskatchewan ***2,167
Nova Scotia 1,860
New Brunswick 1,229
Newfoundland and Labrador *900
Prince Edward Island 216
Northwest Territories186
Nunavut136
Yukon132
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Source

Release date

October 2019

Region

Canada

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

* Newfoundland and Labrador does not have any municipal police services. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (a provincial police service) provides policing to most of the larger municipalities.
** Excludes personnel from Royal Canadian Mounted Police Headquarters.
*** Excludes personnel from Royal Canadian Mounted Police Training Academy.
Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut do not have any municipal or territorial police services. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is the sole police force in the territories.

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