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

06:46 PDT (Friday, Apr 12, 2024) - West Shore, Community Policing Services, Indigenous Policing Services, This Is Where We Work, This Is Who We Are, This Is What We Do
08:47 PDT (Wednesday, Apr 10, 2024) - Port Alberni, Comox Valley, Wanted Warrant
07:43 PDT (Wednesday, Apr 10, 2024) - Comox Valley, Can You Identify
12:46 PDT (Tuesday, Apr 9, 2024) - B.C., Comox Valley
11:21 PDT (Monday, Apr 8, 2024) - Nootka Sound, Missing Person
16:40 PDT (Friday, Apr 5, 2024) - West Shore
15:28 PDT (Tuesday, Apr 2, 2024) - Nanaimo
11:10 PDT (Thursday, Mar 28, 2024) - Oceanside, Missing Person
08:14 PDT (Wednesday, Mar 27, 2024) - Tofino
14:45 PDT (Monday, Mar 25, 2024) - Nanaimo
12:33 PDT (Monday, Mar 25, 2024) - Campbell River
12:02 PDT (Friday, Mar 15, 2024) - Oceanside
08:59 PDT (Friday, Mar 15, 2024) - Ladysmith, Missing Person
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