Royal Canadian Mounted Police
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RCMP Queens Detachment



20 Shore Road
Mount Pleasant, Nova Scotia B0T 1K0
Telephone: (902) 354-5721
Fax: (902) 354-3124

Queens Detachment is located just outside the town of Liverpool on Nova Scotia's scenic South Shore. A picturesque haven for tourists, Queens County boasts numerous white sand beaches and a variety of annual festivals and amusements. Every second year talented thespians from around the world gather for Liverpool's International Theatre Festival at the historic Astor Theatre. Liverpool is also the "Home of the Privateers" and its July 1st weekend celebrations include dances, a mock jail, an actual "privateer" wedding with period costumes, and a re-enactment with the King’s Orange Rangers. The Brooklyn Marina puts on a great show with the Parade of Sail on opening night followed by a big fireworks display.

Liverpool has a long history with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Since 1932, the RCMP has patrolled the county of Queens, providing citizens with safe homes and a safe community. Today the Queens Detachment is comprised of 14 regular members, 3 auxiliary constables and 2 support staff.

Mandate

Queens Detachment covers an area of 2,759 square kilometers and serves more than 11,700 citizens. The Detachment responds to approximately 3000 complaints a year dealing with the Criminal Code, Motor Vehicle Act, Liquor Control Act, Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Provincial Statutes and Municipal By-Laws. Because of Queens County's large size, a Residential Policing position was established in 1986 to patrol the North Queens area. Members also patrol the coastline of Queens County with the Coastal Watch Program and Cottage Country with the assistance of Citizens On Patrol, a dedicated volunteer program.

Community Programs

The members of Queens County Detachment take their committment to the community seriously and can often be found volunteering on their own time with organizations like the Astor Theatre Society, Queens County Minor Hockey, Brooklyn Marina, and Queens County School Board.

The Detachment, with the help of over 80 volunteers, also sponsors/administers a variety of programs:

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

Auxiliary Constable Program - Auxiliary Constables, trained in basic police duties, serve their communities by supporting regular members in operational policing capacities, including community crime prevention and crowd control. Applicants for this program are welcome and can be made by contacting the detachment directly.

Bicycle Safety/Elmer the Elephant Program - These presentations are designed to teach children general biking safety and the "rules of the road." This program is delivered by the Queens County Community Policing Officer to school and youth groups throughout the area.

Crime Prevention Association - Working in cooperation with the Queens Detachment, this group aims to decrease crime rates by proactively addressing associated issues in the community. The group holds regular meetings, offers annual bursaries to local high school students, and sponsors a variety of projects, including D.A.R.E. and Seniors Safety.

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.

Ground Search and Rescue - Queens Detachment works in concert with our local Search and Rescue group ( North Queens Ground Search and Rescue) to provide search and rescue services in emergency situations.

Senior Safety Program - This program is designed to provide information to senior citizens on personal safety and security in the home through community workshops and individual home visits. It is provided by a volunteer based in the Queens Detachment.