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

13:37 PST (Monday, Jan 29, 2024) - Nanaimo, Lake Cowichan, Port Alberni, Oceanside, Gabriola, Ucluelet, Tofino, Salt Spring Island, North Cowichan/Duncan, Shawnigan Lake, Ladysmith, Crime Stoppers Services
12:15 PST (Monday, Jan 29, 2024) - West Shore, Wanted Warrant
15:09 PST (Friday, Jan 26, 2024) - Nanaimo
14:48 PST (Thursday, Jan 25, 2024) - Nanaimo
12:48 PST (Monday, Jan 22, 2024) - West Shore
13:22 PST (Thursday, Jan 18, 2024) - Nanaimo
07:03 PST (Thursday, Jan 18, 2024) - Powell River, Missing Person
08:50 PST (Monday, Jan 15, 2024) - Campbell River
16:43 PST (Friday, Jan 12, 2024) - Comox Valley, Can You Identify
10:26 PST (Friday, Jan 12, 2024) - Nanaimo
09:00 PST (Wednesday, Jan 10, 2024) - Nanaimo
13:02 PST (Friday, Jan 5, 2024) - Nanaimo, Wanted Warrant
10:35 PST (Friday, Jan 5, 2024) - B.C., Sidney North Saanich
16:42 PST (Wednesday, Jan 3, 2024) - Sidney North Saanich
09:49 PST (Friday, Dec 29, 2023) - Comox Valley
15:21 PST (Wednesday, Dec 20, 2023) - Nanaimo
10:00 PST (Tuesday, Dec 19, 2023) - Nanaimo
18:00 PST (Friday, Dec 15, 2023) - Port Alberni
14:31 PST (Thursday, Dec 14, 2023) - Port McNeill
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