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Police and Crime

This page was last reviewed on June 7, 2021.

Cumberland is served by the Comox Valley RCMP Detachment.

800 Ryan Road
Courtenay, BC V9N 7T1
250-338-1321

In an emergency dial 911.

New! Online Crime Reporting

A new service 2021 is online reporting. Find the link here: https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/detach/en/d/174.

2021/2021 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. For Cumberland, the 2020/2021 plan identifies policing priorities as

1. Crime Reduction – Prolific Offenders/strategies
2. Police / Community Relations – Liaison with residents and community
3. Safety – Watercrafts
4. Traffic – Road Safety, including off-road vehicles
5. Parks & Campgrounds – Cumberland Lake Park & Campground

Cumberland Council is consulted each year prior to the establishment of priorities.

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 cvcops@nulltelus.net.

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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