The City of Trail police services are provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The Trail and Greater District Detachment has 22 members and serves Trail, Rossland, Warfield, Montrose, and Fruitvale, as well as surrounding rural areas. Trail's crime is low and the community has a reputation of providing a safe living environment.
Crime Prevention Program
The City's Crime Prevention Office is located at the Trail and Greater District Detachment, 3601 Laburnum Drive in Trail. Its mandate is to promote a safe community by educating residents about crime trends and developing and implementing crime prevention programs within the City of Trail.
The City is a member of the BC Crime Prevention Association that is made up of citizens and police dedicated to preventing crime. The BCCPA website contains valuable information and resources to assist with education and awareness through community partnerships.
Seeking Volunteers for Citizens on Patrol Program
We need citizens who take pride in their community and who want to help keep Trail and District a safe environment to work, raise a family and retire in. All citizens have a role to play in protecting our community and these volunteer citizens act as extra eyes and ears for the community and police while patrolling with a partner. Applicants must be at least 19 years of age, have access to a vehicle and possess a valid drivers licence with a clean driving record. They must consent to a criminal record and security check and willing to commit 4-6 hours a month. Further information and applications can be obtained by the Crime Prevention Officer Gordon Sims at 250 368-2185.
Anyone wishing to utilize the services or to volunteer for any of the other programs offered by the City of Trail Crime Prevention Program, please contact the City's Crime Prevention Officer, Gordon Sims at 250 368-2185.
The City of Trail fire services are provided by Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue, Company 4.
The offices and 9-1-1 Fire Dispatch Centre of the Regional Fire Rescue are located in Trail. Fourteen career and 10 paid on-call firefighters are stationed in the Trail Fire Hall and are supported by paid on-call companies from Rossland, Warfield, Genelle, Montrose and Fruitvale. All departments are equipped with up-to-date firefighting equipment.
First responder services are provided by career firefighters out of the Trail Fire Hall.
Search and Rescue (SAR)
The area is serviced by the South Columbia Search and Rescue group. The group assists with other SAR groups in BC and most often with the local SAR groups from Rossland, Castlegar and Nelson. All members are trained in GSAR (ground and inland water search and rescue).