Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Whistler
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is the Canadian national police service and an agency of the Ministry of Public Safety Canada.
The RCMP has a detachment located in the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) which serves the municipality and surrounding communities.
The Whistler detachment of the RCMP is responsible for keeping residents and visiting guests safe, by preserving the peace, upholding the law, and providing our community’s policing service.
Being a victim or witness to crime, violence or abuse is a role no one is prepared for and not everyone will respond the same way to the same crime. Friends and family members of crime victims can experience loss and psychological harm.
In order to help residents and visitors address these situations, the Whistler RCMP established a Victim Services program in 2001, after receiving a grant from the province for crime victims in the community.
Choosing to access victim services is voluntary. You can call yourself and request our support,or be referred by a police officer or professional from another agency.
Visit www.whistler.ca/victimservices for more information.
In November 2011, during Whistler’s Welcome Week, the municipality launched the Walk Safe campaign, with the goal of changing behaviour and ultimately, protecting pedestrians at night. The campaign encourages pedestrians to understand safety hazards and to take simple precautions to ensure that they are visible walking through town and across roadways at night. The program aims to reduce serious and fatal accidents between vehicles and pedestrians in Whistler.
The Walk Safe public service campaign, initiated by the Whistler detachment of the RCMP and the Whistler Fire Rescue Services, was developed in partnership with the RMOW and the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation. Together, with support from local media, business owners and schools, Walk Safe aims become an essential component of life in Whistler. As part of the program 5,000 reflectors are being distributed for free to promote pedestrian safety.
For details on Whistler’s Walk Safe program visit whistler.ca/walksafe.
Auxiliary Constable Program
The RCMP Auxiliary Constable Program was first introduced in 1951 to enhance community policing and crime prevention initiatives. Today, there are more than 1,300 volunteers in the province contributing approximately 180,000 hours of volunteer service to the program. These men and women dedicate countless hours to their communities and to the detachments they support. The RCMP Auxiliary Constable Program offers specially trained volunteers the opportunity to contribute to their communities with experience they acquire from volunteering with the police.
Training for auxiliary members consists of approximately 150 hours of classroom, practical and police defensive techniques.
- Be between the ages of 19 and 60 years
- Be a Canadian Citizen
- Have a minimum education of a high school diploma or equivalent
- Have a valid Class 5 driver’s license or higher
- Have a certificate of medical suitability
- Be physically and mentally fit
- Pass a suitability interview
- Attain RCMP security clearance
- Reside in Whistler or Pemberton
For further information, please contact the Whistler RCMP at 604-932-3044.
Whistler Search and Rescue
The Whistler Search and Rescue Society is a registered non-profit organization in the province of British Columbia, Canada. Its primary function is that of a community resource to assist the RCMP in a variety of search and rescue functions.
Click here for more information.
CONTACT the Whistler RCMP:
In an emergency, all protective services in the Resort Municipality of Whistler can be reached by dialing 911.
Address: 4315 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4.