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Nova Scotia RCMP Detachments

PO Box 40
Ingonish Beach, N.S., B0C1L0
Phone: (902) 285-2021
Our Community

RCMP Ingonish Beach detachment serves an extensive area , including the eastern portion of the world-famous Cabot Trail. Beginning in the southern community of Englishtown Ferry on Highway 312, the Detachment’s area of responsibility extends through many picturesque communities before ending in Meat Cove on Cape Breton’s northern tip. Because of the area’s rugged terrain, limited road access and the presence of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, large portions of Victoria County are undeveloped. While fishing remains an important industry , Victoria County’s popularity as a tourist destination ensures employment for many of its app. 3600 residents.

The Ingonish Beach Detachment of Victoria County polices a number of culturally diverse communities and areas, all with unique histories and present day needs.

More information on the area’s communities, culture, economy and infrastructure is available here .

Our Detachment

RCMP Ingonish Beach Detachment is the only law enforcement agency policing Cape Breton’s Victoria County. The detachment operates in a diverse geographic area requiring innovative solutions. Two satellite/cellular phones, for example, are used to facilitate communication over long distances or challenging terrain (i.e., the Cape Breton Highlands).

The Detachment also takes advantage of specialized RCMP services located in Sydney when necessary, including Forensic Identification Services, Police Dog Service, and the Emergency Response Team. During particularly active times or in case of large scale operations, Detachment manpower is supplemented by other area RCMP detachments. A variety of other government agencies operate in the area, including the Department of National Resources, Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the National Park Guides.

RCMP Ingonish Beach’s compliment currently includes Sgt. Everett Densmore, Cst. I. Hall, Cst. Kevin Harrington, Cst. Pascal Provencher, Cst. Sean Tipple and public servant Shaune Warren.

Community Programs

While the communities of Victoria County are similar in outward appearance and structure, because they are so geographically isolated they tend to be very close knit and consider themselves quite separate and distinct from other neighbouring areas. With that in mind, RCMP programs and services are customized to meet the needs of each unique community. Some of the programs currently coordinated by RCMP Ingonish Beach include:

Anti-Bullying - This Community Policing initative uses a combination of presentations and videos at area schools to discuss bullying, its effects and ways to prevent it.

Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) - This seventeen-week program teaches grade five students drug abuse and resistance strategies which emphasize awareness of peer pressure, avoiding violence and self-esteem issues.

Youth Advisory Committee - A group of young people from the community who meet several times a year to discuss concerns or policing issues from their viewpoint. This program fosters a positive relationship between the youth and police.

Members of the detachment also sit on several committees and participate in a variety of community events. These include the Interagency Committee, Community Planning Committee and Youth Centre Committee.