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About D Division

The RCMP polices 99% of Manitoba via:

  • 80 RCMP Detachments
  • approx. 1,000 regular members (police officers)
  • approx. 450 civilian members and public service employees

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is the Canadian national police service and an agency of the Ministry of the Solicitor General of Canada. The RCMP is a unique identity as we’re a national, federal, provincial and municipal policing body.

The RCMP is proud of its traditions and confident in meeting future challenges in today’s society. We are committed to preserving peace, upholding the law and providing quality-policing service in partnership with our communities.

D Division achieves the above by practicing intelligence-led policing and by focusing on the national strategic priorities in combination with our own.

Our policing environment is constantly changing and the challenges we face today are much different than those faced by the North West Mounted Police in 1873.

We are faced with changing demographics, geography, evolving cultures, shifting values, terrorist activities, and technological advances. D Division meets these challenges by concentrating on intelligence-led policing, building strategic partnerships with the communities we serve, and by utilizing current technological equipment.

In 2016 we will continue to develop solutions to community safety issues, ensure the safety of our communities, and deliver the highest quality, professional policing service that Manitobans deserve. I look forward to the year ahead and to working with our policing partners, local governments, and community groups to ensure Manitoba is a safe place to call home.

I am pleased to share the Division's priorities for 2016, which will guide and focus our work in Manitoba

Strong Leadership and a Safe and Healthy Workforce:

A safe and healthy workforce sets the foundation for a strong organization. I am proud to be the Commanding Officer of a division where all employees are valued and empowered to deliver on our mission. By building trust and credibility with local officials and community leaders, our officers will instill confidence in a Force that works more effectively with all our stakeholders and partners.

Community Safety:

The RCMP in Manitoba are determined to reduce calls for service, and prevent crime and victimization in our communities - in particular, domestic violence and violence against children and youth. Working with our local partners, we will focus on evidence-based strategies and leverage community connections to address the root causes of crime. Public safety is a shared responsibility and we will continue our efforts to become more effective and better able to direct resources toward existing as well as emerging threats to community safety.

Enhancements to service delivery and operational excellence:

Working with our contract partners, we will continue to explore ways to be more effective to ensure the safety of all Manitobans. As a trusted, professional police service, we will deliver policing results while being respectful of all people. Through sound analysis and evaluation, our aim is to ensure the Division is well positioned to serve Manitoba citizens with the most effective and efficient policing model possible.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who help through sharing our messages on Twitter and Facebook. Social media has provided us a great opportunity to share important public safety information with a broad audience, but without our helpful followers our message wouldn’t have the impact it does. Thank you for helping us communicate what’s important in your community, whether it be finding a missing person, personal safety tips, or sharing our operational successes. Public safety is everyone’s responsibility, and we appreciate the virtual “eyes on the street” of our large social media community.

Community Policing

In addition to the above, D Division is committed to front-line policing. Community policing is the philosophy that we use to maximize our service delivery. This involves our officers working with their community partners to develop joint initiatives such as crime prevention programs, drug education and awareness programs like D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) and restorative justice, a philosophy based upon community healing that provides resolution for certain criminal matters without formal involvement by Manitoba Justice.

D Division members will continue to provide enhanced policing services by working with each community to ensure that its policing needs are met.

As well as our traditional policing roles, our members contribute to:

  • National security
  • Education in the classroom
  • Providing investigation services
  • Conducting search and rescue services
  • Conducting crime scene analysis
  • Monitoring organized crime
  • Offering crime prevention and victim services
  • Preventing vandalism
  • Auxiliary policing
  • Offering explosive disposal services
  • Drug enforcement
  • Violent crime analysis
  • Monitoring Manitoba’s highways