Island District

BC map showing Island District in red


The Island District encompasses Vancouver Island, its related coastal islands and the north half of the Sunshine Coast located on BC's mainland.Vancouver Island has a population of approximately 750,000 residents, a number which grows significantly in the warm summer months with tourists from around the globe.

The RCMP polices the vast majority of communities on Vancouver Island, ranging from Port Hardy in the north to the Western Communities in the south, and Tofino/Ucluelet on the west coast to Powell River on the Sunshine Coast. We also deliver policing services to a number of First Nation communities around Vancouver Island, as well as many small coastal island communities which surround the larger island.

RCMP marine assets located at various communities around Vancouver Island assist our officers in policing the picturesque and rugged coastal waters, while our Comox based helicopter assists in reaching the more remote land and mountainous areas across the island.

By land, sea and air, we proudly work with various partner agencies to keep Vancouver Island and its surrounding islands safe places to live, work and visit.

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Current Island District News

10:49 PDT (Thursday, Apr 27, 2023) - Nanaimo
08:31 PDT (Thursday, Apr 27, 2023) - Nanaimo
11:00 PDT (Wednesday, Apr 26, 2023) - Island District
17:30 PDT (Monday, Apr 24, 2023) - Shawnigan Lake
17:57 PDT (Friday, Apr 21, 2023) - Comox Valley
17:56 PDT (Friday, Apr 21, 2023) - Comox Valley
12:41 PDT (Thursday, Apr 20, 2023) - Nanaimo
08:08 PDT (Thursday, Apr 20, 2023) - B.C., Oceanside, Fugitive Return Program
10:28 PDT (Wednesday, Apr 19, 2023) - Port Alberni
07:33 PDT (Monday, Apr 17, 2023) - Shawnigan Lake
10:57 PDT (Thursday, Apr 13, 2023) - Oceanside, Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit
08:30 PDT (Thursday, Apr 13, 2023) - Nanaimo
07:25 PDT (Tuesday, Apr 11, 2023) - West Shore
10:19 PDT (Thursday, Apr 6, 2023) - West Shore
16:43 PDT (Wednesday, Mar 29, 2023) - B.C., North Cowichan/Duncan
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