RCMP continue operations at Yellowknife Detachment; front counter services halted

May 3, 2021
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

News release

NT RCMP are aware that one of their detachments (Yellowknife) has been affected by the recent announcement by the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO) that there are now several cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the city.

Police services remain intact with 24-7-365 availability across the Northwest Territories.

If a person requires police services, CALL your local detachment 1111 number or 911. NT RCMP will respond as appropriate.

We want to remind you that due to the pandemic, police are using additional COVID-19 pre-screening questions in our Operational Communications Centre (OCC) to better prepare for a COVID-19 related response.

Members responding to calls for emergency services may be wearing different levels of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) depending on the situation and the information obtained during the call for service. Please follow the instructions of the officers and take steps to preserve your personal safety by following the directions and guidance provided by the OCPHO.

In respect to Yellowknife Detachment, front counter services have been halted at this time. Please report criminal activity via telephone to 669-1111. For immediate assistance in an emergency, call 9-1-1.

Yellowknife Detachment, located at 5010 Veterans Memorial Drive, continues with policing operations, but the front entrance is closed and locked. There is a phone in the inside first vestibule of the Detachment if you cannot call in by any other means. The phone connects directly with our Operational Communications Centre (OCC) and our specialized team of operators.

Administrative and non-emergency calls can be directed to 867-765-3900, Monday to Friday, 9 – 5.

NT RCMP would like to remind the public that the RCMP, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, immediately implemented a multi-layered approach to services at detachments. This has included reduced counter services and service hours.

Inspector Dyson Smith, Yellowknife Detachment Commander states "We have been preparing for this situation for months now and have policies and protocols in place. We will continue to respond to emergency calls for service 24/7 in the safest manner we can given the circumstances. Please look out for each other".


Contact information

Marie York-Condon
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Media Relations
Northwest Territories RCMP – Yellowknife, NT


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