Canada’s Law Enforcement

Policing in Canada


  • The most expensive component of justice system in Canada is policing.


  • Police force cost about six billion dollars annually and includes almost 60,000 officers at three different levels:
  1. Federal
  2. Provincial
  3. Municipal

Federal Police


  • The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
  • They provide investigative and protective services to the federal government and serve as provincial police except for Ontario and Quebec.
  • In Yukon and the Northwest Territories, the RCMP is the only operating police forces.
  • RCMP’s workforces
  1. Customs
  2. Drug Enforcement
  3. Economic Crime
  4. Federal Policing
  5. Immigration
  6. Proceeds of Crime
  7. Intelligence
  8. Protective Services


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