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Public Safety


Community Safety Task Force

  • Community safety and security is of great concern to our citizens and Trail City Council believes that engagement is required in order to address these issues in the community.
  • Collaboration with our emergency service providers including RCMP, the healthcare system, nonprofit groups providing supportive programs and multiple levels of government would assist in identifying root causes and potential solutions.
  • The Community Safety Task Force consists of a multidisciplinary group of individuals to help manage community safety as a high priority. Membership on the committee includes a broad cross-section of individuals with a vested interest in community safety. 
  • This committee provides input to Council on matters impacting community safety and on strategies to prevent and reduce crime in the community. 

Concerned Citizens for the Vulnerable Population

  • The City of Trail has launched a multi-pronged program to provide urgent assistance to a growing number of vulnerable people in the downtown core including those with mental health and substance use issues.  Read more on the Helping our Vulnerable page.
  • Citizens with concerns about the City's vulnerable population can lobby for improved social services within the community by contacting various local, provincial and federal agencies.
  • A full contact list is available here.
  • A sample form letter for citizen's use is available here.

Sharps (Needles) Safety in our Community

  • The proper disposal of sharps is a concern amongst our citizens. 
  • Visit our Sharps Safety page for more information.

Police Services & Reporting Crime

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. 

  • For emergencies, dial 9-1-1. 
  • If you have a crime that requires a police officer, call the non-emergency number at 250-364-2566.
  • Use the RCMP's Online Reporting tool if:
    • You have lost something that costs less than $5000
    • Someone has stolen something from you that costs less than $5000
    • Someone has vandalized your property or vehicle and it will cost less than $5000 to repair it
    • The crime happened within the jurisdiction of the Trail RCMP
    • You want to report a driving complaint that is not in progress

Fire Services

  • The City of Trail fire services are provided by Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue, Company 4.
  • The offices 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).

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