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RCMP Pictou County Detachment

The Pictou County Detachment is situated on the Northumberland Strait and is comprised of RCMP offices in Pictou and Stellarton.

Pictou Office
38 Caladh Avenue
P.O. Box 100,
Pictou, NS B0K 1H0
T: (902)485-4333
F: (902)485-5441
Stellarton Office
38 Caladh Avenue
P.O. Box 100,
Pictou, NS B0K 1H0
T: (902)755-4141
F: (902)755-2691

Known as the birth place of New Scotland, Pictou was originally settled by the Scots in 1773. The Town of Pictou now boasts a population of 3,975 and is home to the Hector Heritage Quay, a cultural museum celebrating the settlement of Pictou. The RCMP's Stellarton Office is located along the Trans Canada Highway in the community of Stellarton. Home to the Nova Scotia Museum of Industry, Stellarton's vibrant spirit is embodied in its brightly painted fire hydrants and colourful murals.


The Pictou County Detachment is policed by a total of 26 RCMP members as well as six Auxiliary members providing volunteer support. With 10 members, the Pictou office is responsible for the policing of the Town of Pictou and rural Pictou County west, while the Stellarton office's 16 members police rural Pictou County east. The District also takes advantage of specialized services operating out of the Stellarton Office, including the Eastern Corridor Traffic Services, General Investigation Section, Community Policing/Community Assistance and First Nations Policing of Pictou Landing.

With four municipal police agencies in Pictou County, including Stellarton, Trenton, Westville, and New Glasgow, a number of Joint Forces Operations have been undertaken and a good working relationship established.

Community Programs

Members of the Pictou County Detachment are very involved in their communities and take part in several sponsored groups and programs. If you are interested in any of the programs detailed below, please contact us!

Adopt-a-Library Literacy Program – We are proud to say the founder of this program, Cst. John Kennedy, is from Pictou County District. The Adopt-a-Library Literacy Program promotes community policing through social development, fighting crime one book at a time.

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.

Crime Prevention Association – The Pictou County District RCMP works closely with the Pictou County RCMP Crime Prevention Association to promote awareness through education to help in the reduction of crime opportunities. It is a partnership to create safer communities in which we live, work and play.

Pictou County Bullying Hotline – The first of its kind in Nova Scotia, this program offers our youth alternatives. Students being bullied or knowing of a victim are encouraged to contact us -- we’re here to listen. Those needing to talk can call us at 310-TALK (8255), a 24-hour call service dedicated to helping victims of bullying.

Venturers – The 1st Pictou County RCMP Venturers is a youth group for males and females aged 14-18. If you think you may want to be a police officer when you get older, this is the group for you!