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Non-Emergency & General Inquiries: 563-5151

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In partnership with the people, we are committed to serve and protect our community. We believe in maintaining law and order, by the highest professional standards. We are accountable and transparent, have a strong community spirit, provide effective and efficient service; and respective diversity.

FAQs

About Us

  1. Where is my local police station?
  2. What are your hours of operation?

Careers

  1. Is the CBRPS hiring? Where can I get an application?
  2. What are the requirements to become a police officer with the CBRPS?
  3. How much does it cost to apply?
  4. Do I get paid for training?
  5. Do I have to take a polygraph test when applying for a position with the CBRPS?

Court

  1. Where is the local courthouse?
  2. Where do I pay parking tickets?

Reporting a Crime

  1. Who do I contact to report a crime?

Website

  1. Where can I find your new releases, reports and publications?

Criminal Record Checks

  1. How do I get a Criminal Record Check done?
  2. What do I have to bring?
  3. How much does it cost?
  4. How long does it take to get a Criminal Record Check done?
  5. What is a Vulnerable Sector Check?

Complaints

  1. How do I file a complaint against a CBRPS officer or against the service in general?

Answers:

About Us

Where is my local police station?

The Cape Breton Regional Police Service has offices in Sydney, Glace Bay, North Sydney and Membertou. For street addresses and contact information, visit the Contact Us page.

What are your hours of operation?

Offices are open for regular business 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; however, police are accessible 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. For information on how to contact police, visit the Contact Us page.

Careers

Is the CBRPS hiring? How can I get an application?

Recruitment information, including job postings and applications, are available on the Career Opportunities page.

What are the requirements to become a police officer with the CBRPS?

For position requirements, please visit the Requirements page.

How much does it cost to apply?

There is no fee to apply for a position with the CBRPS.

Do I get paid for training if I become employed with the CBRPS?

Training with the CBRPS would be considered employment hours.

Do I have to take a polygraph test when applying for a position with the CBRPS?

All applicants for employment with the CBRPS – including police officers, jailors, confidential employees, civilian staff and any existing CBRM employees applying to transfer into the Police Service – must take a Pre-Employment Polygraph Screening Test. A copy of the pre-employment Polygraphy booklet can be found pdf here (381 KB) .

Court

Where is the courthouse?

The courthouse in Sydney is located on 136 Charlotte Street (Suite 1 & 2, Harbour Place).

Where do I pay parking tickets?

You can pay parking tickets through the CBRM either online by clicking here or at your local citizen service centre at any of the following locations:

Sydney
320 Esplanade

Glace Bay
633 Main Street

New Waterford
3365 Plummer Ave.

Sydney Mines
2 Fraser Ave.

Louisbourg (Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
7495 Main Street.

Reporting a Crime

Who do I contact to report a crime?

In an emergency, always call 91 An emergency is when something requires immediate action where someone’s health, safety, or property is in jeopardy or a crime is in progress.

If your matter is not an emergency and you would like to report a crime, please call the Cape Breton Regional Police Service at 563-515 Non-emergencies include crimes that are not in progress.

If you wish to remain anonymous when reporting non-emergencies, contact Crime Stoppers through any of the following options:
• Call 562-TIPS (8477) or the toll free number at 1-800-222-8477
• Text CB902, plus your tip, to CRIMES (274637).
• Visit www.capebretoncrimestoppers.ca or www.tipsubmit.com.

Website

Where can I find your new releases, reports and publications?

Pleae visit the Newsroom.

Criminal Record Checks

How do I get a Criminal Record Check done?

A Criminal Record Check can be requested in person at any of our offices. Addresses and contact information for these locations can be found on our Contact Us page.

What do I have to bring?

You must bring with you at least one piece of government issued photo ID(ie. driver’s license).

Does it cost anything?

For volunteer purposes, criminal record checks are free.  For employment purposes, there is a fee of $30 for each individual ($15 for students).

How long does it take to get a Criminal Record Check done?

Please allow up to two weeks to have a Criminal Record Check completed. 

What is a Vulnerable Sector Check?

A vulnerable sector check is a special kind of criminal record check which is done for those who will be working with children, elderly, the disabled, or another vulnerable group. If your name or date of birth matches an offender in the registry, you may be subject to submit fingerprints as part of the check. You will not be charged extra for this.

Complaints

How do I go about filing a complaint against a CBRPS officer or against the service in general?

If you feel you have been treated improperly by a CBRPS officer, that an officer has not behaved properly, or if you have a complaint against the police service in general, you have the opportunity to file a complaint through the Nova Scotia Police Complaint Commissioner's Office. Forms can be picked up in person at CBRPS central heardquarters (865 Grand Lake Rd, Sydney).

*Please note, you must make your complaint in writing to the Nova Scotia Police Complaint Commissioner's Office within six months of the incident.