Police & Crime Prevention

RCMP North Cowichan / Duncan Detachment

  • If you are dealing with an emergency, please call 911 immediately
  • For non-emergency services or information, please call 250-748-5522

The North Cowichan / Duncan RCMP Detachment proudly serves the Municipality of North Cowichan, City of Duncan, Crofton, Chemainus, Maple Bay, Genoa Bay, Cowichan Bay, the First Nations communities of Quw’utsun, Halalt, Stz’uminus, and Lyackson.

The approximately 83,000 residents of the Cowichan Valley and the surrounding areas are served by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) North Cowichan / Duncan Detachment.

Today, the detachment is home to a workforce of 89: 62 RCMP members (32 municipal members, 26 provincial members, and 4 indigenous policing members), 23 support staff (municipal employees and public service employees), 3 victim services personnel and 1 volunteer Chaplin.

Other services include a satellite Indigenous Policing Office at 180 Central Rd, Duncan [Village Green].

Community policing offices

The detachment operates several Community Policing Offices. Community Policing has trained volunteers that provide a range of programs and services such as Block Watch, Friendly Phone Calls, Speed Watch, Senior Resources, and Positive Tickets.

Duncan: #5-2628 Beverly Street, Duncan, BC, V9L 5C7, 250-597-7927 

Cowichan Bay: 1721 E Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, BC, V0R 1N0, 250-597-1710

Chemainus Office (opening soon) 

Mill Bay: 845 2B Deloume Road, Mill Bay, BC, 250-929-7222

Volunteer with Community Policing

Police information checks

Police Information Checks are available and accepted at the Front Counter of the North Cowichan / Duncan detachment office and are usually processed within two weeks. There are circumstances where your Police Information Check may take much longer, for example, if fingerprints are required and need to be submitted to Ottawa for confirmation, or if we need to contact another police agency for information.

If you are a volunteer for an organization that requires a Police Information Check, the fee will be waived. In order to have this fee waived, you will be required to present a letter from the organization confirming your volunteer status.

Two pieces of government issued ID are required, one showing a current North Cowichan / Duncan address.

Online crime reporting

You can report a crime that has already been committed using the Online Reporting tool. You will need to include your name, address, phone number, and email address. The report takes about 15 minutes to complete.

Learn more about what you can report

Use this tool if:

  • You have lost something that costs less than $5000
  • Someone has stolen something from you that costs less than $5000
  • Someone has vandalized your property or vehicle and it will cost less than $5000 to repair it
  • The crime happened within the jurisdiction of the North Cowichan / Duncan RCMP
  • You want to report a Driving Complaint that is not in progress

You cannot use Online Crime Reporting if:

  • There is a witness or suspect (this restriction does not apply to Driving Complaints)
  • There are lost or stolen items involving personal identity or firearms
  • There are lost or stolen licence plates or decals

Corridor safety

Contact information:

Emergency: Dial 9-1-1

North Cowichan / Duncan RCMP Detachment

6430 Ford Road, North Cowichan, B.C.

Non-emergency telephone: 250-748-5522

General services hours of operation: 

Monday to Friday [except statutory holidays] 8:00 am to 4:00 pm