The City of Port Alberni and the surrounding area in the Alberni Valley are policed by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). As of January 1st 2008 there are 49 RCMP officers working out of the newly constructed detachment offices located at 4444 Morton Street. The RCMP members are supported by 19 full time municipal employees and public civil servants. There are in excess of 90 volunteers supporting community crime prevention programs within the City of Port Alberni in capacities such as the Auxiliary Police Program, Crimestoppers, Speed Watch, Citizens On Patrol and Victim Services.
The Port Alberni Detachment encompasses some 1528 square mile of west central Vancouver Island. The detachment area also encompasses the 4 First Nations communities of Hupacasath, Tseshaht, Huu-ay-aht and Uchucklesaht. The total population of the Alberni Valley and west coast communities is approximately 30,000 full time residents.
As part of Canada’s national police service, the RCMP in Port Alberni are committed to promoting safe communities through the implementation of viable and meaningful crime prevention initiatives. The Port Alberni RCMP has recently implemented a Crime Reduction Strategy that will target prolific and high risk offenders. A key component of the strategy is the collaboration with key community services, departments and resources. This will ensure that the citizens of the Alberni Valley enjoy a high standard of public safety.
The RCMP is guided by our values of
The Port Alberni RCMP share the vision of the Mayor and Council for the City of Port Alberni which is “for the City of Port Alberni to become the most vibrant, healthy and united community in British Columbia”. The RCMP will contribute to this vision by ensuring
- Cultural sensitivity
- Mutual problem solving
- Partnerships and consultation
- Open and honest communication
- Effective and efficient use of resources
- Unbiased and respectful treatment of all residents