Government of New Brunswick

Every day, law enforcement agencies in New Brunswick work diligently and take action to prevent crime and make communities safer.

The Department of Justice and Public Safety is working with policing agencies of jurisdiction to crimes that affect our communities. The Government of New Brunswick committed $2.3 million to support the RCMP crime reduction unit in 2021-22 with the goal of reducing the illegal drug supply in the province and provided an additional $2 million to create a Safer Communities Program to complement the crime reduction unit.

But everyone has a role to play in keeping our communities safe.


New Brunswickers can help make their communities safer by reporting crime to police and by looking out for their friends and neighbours.

If you know of a crime, report it. Your information can help identify patterns and create safer communities.

Using resources such as online crime reporting and alternate response units allows police to respond to non-emergency calls more quickly, and frees up police officers for urgent calls.

If it’s a matter of life or death, call 9-1-1.

If you have non-urgent information that could help an investigation:

Where certain illegal activities happen regularly, the Safer Communities Program provides a civil remedy that can help shut down a property. To make a confidential complaint under the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act, contact the Department of Justice and Public Safety at 1-877-826-2122, or by email at