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Police Services

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.

Community 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.  We believe that 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.   With these principles in mind, Trail City Council has endorsed the creation of a Community Safety Task Force that consists of a multidisciplinary group of individuals to help manage this issue as a high priority. This committee provides input to Council on matters impacting community safety and on strategies to prevent and reduce crime in the community. Membership on the committee includes a broad cross-section of individuals with a vested interest in community safety. 

Citizens on Patrol

The Citizens on Patrol (COP) program is a joint program between the City of Trail and the Greater Trail RCMP. Volunteers are recruited and trained to help reduce crime through being an extra set of eyes and ears within the community. The program supports its volunteers with comprehensive training and all required materials to effectively perform their duties. All Citizens on Patrol information is availalbe at trail.ca/COP

Fire Services

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).

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