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Police and Crime

This page was last reviewed on July 28, 2020.

Cumberland is served by the Comox Valley RCMP Detachment.

800 Ryan Road
Courtenay, BC V9N 7T1

In an emergency dial 911.

2014/2015 Comox Valley RCMP Detachment Priorities

The Comox Valley Detachment annually prepares a performance plan for the following two years. The plan is made up of unit level quality assurance and detachment/unit policing priorities. The 2014/2015 plan identifies policing priorities as

  1. High Crash Intersections
  2. Police/Community Relations
  3. Street Level Drug Trafficking
  4. Prolific Offenders
  5. Graffiti/Vandalism

Cumberland Council was consulted prior to the establishment of the 2014/2015 priorities and requested that the Comox Valley RCMP address off-road vehicles on Cumberland streets, and to include patrols of Comox Lake in the summer months.

Community Policing

The Community Policing office works with neighbourhoods and communities to address specific crime issues, provides support for community events, and administers the RCMP auxiliary and Citizen on Patrol program (COPS).

The Citizens on Patrol is volunteer organization formed in 1994 with a commitment to assist the RCMP detachment. COPS patrols serve to observe and report any suspicious activities to the RCMP. COPS also assists with community events, road closures, parking lot audits, and speed watch. To volunteer with COPS, please call 250-897-1443 or email

Graffiti in the Village

The Village is working to remove graffiti from public property and encourages businesses and property owners to do the same.

Please report graffiti in parks, on streets, and on other public property to the Village office by calling 250-336-2291. Graffiti is a criminal offence under the Canadian Criminal Code and is also subject to a $200 ticket under the Village’s Nuisance Bylaw.

If you see vandals in the act call 9-1-1. If you want to report a suspect of graffiti or vandalism, please call the RCMP non-emergency line at 250-338-1321 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Village staff are working closely with the RCMP and graffiti removal specialists to manage graffiti in the Village. View the Crimestoppers graffiti page.

If your property has been targeted with graffiti, the Village encourages you to report it to the Village and remove it as soon as possible. This may help reduce the chance of your property being targeted again. Local paint and home improvement stores should carry the necessary supplies to remove, paint over, and resist the application of graffiti.

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