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Saint John Police Station

Police Force Capabilities

The members of your Saint John Police Force, both sworn and civilian, are well-trained to serve the community in many different ways. Additionally, the Force maintains a number of distinct units of officers who are specially-trained to react to specific events and situations. Following are the different ways your Police Force is here to help.



Patrol members are the front line officers and make up the majority of the police force. They are on duty 24/7 and are the first officers to have contact with the public during calls for service. The ability to foster relationships with our communities starts with our patrol members. 

Emergency Response

Rapid dispatch of officers to events that pose an immediate risk to life, health, property, or environment.  

Emergency Tactical Services (ETS) 

These are highly trained emergency response members who use a controlled response to high-risk incidents to mitigate the risk to all parties involved.

Canine Unit

In conjunction with the patrol division, the canine unit attends calls where a dog may be helpful to assist with an investigation or the apprehension of a suspect. It also plays a role in locating missing and lost persons and article searches.

Public Safety Communications Centre (PSCC)

Receives emergency and non-emergency calls for service for South Western New Brunswick. PSCC also dispatches and provides support for police and fire agencies in the area. 

Criminal Investigations Division (CID)

A specialized team investigating crime and supporting patrol. Officers in the CID are responsible for investigating serious and complex crimes that require extensive follow-up by trained investigators—such as homicides and missing persons.

Family Protection Unit

Investigates crime involving children or families, relating to sexual offences, serious domestic violence, stalking, criminal harassment, and child or elder abuse. The FPU ensures the protection of victims by applying investigative expertise to complex and sensitive crimes.    

Forensic Identification Section (FIS)

Use of forensic science techniques to examine crime scenes and the collection of electronic, physical, and trace evidence for processing, examination, and/or forensic laboratory analysis. FIS is considered the science of police work.  

Fraud Unit 

Specializes in the prevention, education, and investigation of fraud-related matters. The Fraud unit works closely with banking institutions and other law enforcement agencies. 

Polygraph Unit

Assists members of the SJPF with investigations to ascertain truthfulness of the information being provided to police. 

Street Crime Unit 

Investigative and enforcement team that focuses on issues affecting community wellness and public safety.

Public Order Unit (POU)

A crowd liaison team which can be deployed to any event to ensure lawful and safe assembly of all involved.