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What role will you play?

HRM Public

Safety Office

There are many ways you can play a role in enhancing safety in our community:

Be the "Eyes and Ears" in your neighbourhood

You are in the best position to know if there is an issue impacting safety in your neighbourhood.

To report a crime call:

  • 911 - emergency or crime in progress
  • 490-5020 (490-7252 TTY) - non-emergency requiring an officer to be dispatched
  • 902-490-5016 - to file an incident report. You can also report minor crime on-line.

To provide information on a crime anonymously, contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at

To report a problem property where illegal activity is occurring call:

  • 1-877-357-2337 (toll free) - The Province of Nova Scotia Safer Communities & Neighbourhoods Act improves community safety by targeting and, if necessary, shutting down residential and commercial buildings and land that are regularly used for illegal activities such as producing, selling or using illegal drugs, prostitution, illegal gaming or the unlawful sale and consumption of alcohol.
Be a Good Neighbour

Neighbourhood unity can deter crime. Make your neighbourhood less vulnerable to crime by:

  • getting to know your neighbours. Knowing who your neighbours are and what is going on in your neighbourhood will help you to identify suspicious activity.
  • joining/forming a Neighbourhood Watch group in your neighbourhood. Neighbourhood Watch provides a means of reducing the opportunity for crime to occur, through the active participation of citizens in crime prevention.
  • finding ways to engage with youth in your community.

Visit for more information on Good Neighbours/Great Neighbourhoods.

Be Involved

Volunteer with a crime prevention/public safety organization: