Crime prevention and reduction

Everyone has a role to play in keeping our communities safe.



New Brunswickers can feel safe in their communities, knowing that there are a number of ongoing efforts to combat crime around the province.

Government is working with policing agencies to address crime in our communities. 

This year, government has invested $3 million to create a Safer Communities Program to address crime in the province. 

Everyone has a role to play in keeping communities safe. 


Reporting a crime


You can help make your community safer by reporting crime to the police and by looking out for your friends and neighbours.

If you know of a crime, report it – no matter how small or insignificant it seems. Your information can help police identify patterns and know what crimes are happening and where.

Reporting crimes online frees up police officers for urgent calls and to respond to non-emergency calls faster.

If it’s a matter of life or death, call 9-1-1.

If you have a crime to report or non-urgent information that could help an investigation, contact:

You can make a confidential complaint about a property you believe is involved in illegal activities like selling drugs, by contacting our Safer Communities Program at 1-877-826-2122, or by email at [email protected].

Programs and resources

Safer communities and neighborhoods (SCAN) program

Learn how you can help improve community safety by shutting down properties that are regularly used for illegal activities.

Protecting your home and neighborhood

Learn how to protect your property and belongings against crime.

Crime prevention tips

Learn how to protect yourself against crime.



Operational highlights and seizure information

2022 Operational highlights

Drugs are a serious threat in communities, both big and small, across New Brunswick. We are taking this issue seriously with our policing partners and making investments to address the problem. Efforts to disrupt the illegal drug supply in New Brunswick are ongoing. Below are operational highlights from independent and collaborative initiatives of the RCMP, police agencies, and Justice and Public Safety peace officers.

This work is having a positive impact to build safer communities.


Between April 1 - December 1, 2022

Drug seizures


Weapons seized


Cash seized (approximately)


Significant warrants and arrests



Possession, as well as sale, of illegal cigarettes and cannabis is a crime

New Brunswickers are reminded it is not just the sellers who face penalties for the importation and sale of illegal cigarettes and cannabis. Possession of unstamped cigarettes, tobacco and cannabis is also illegal.

Legal cigarettes and cannabis sold in the province must have a New Brunswick-specific stamp indicating that taxes have been paid. Tobacco products without that stamp are illegal. Anyone found in possession of unstamped tobacco products could be fined and have the products seized and their vehicle could also be seized and forfeited.

The minimum penalties for having illegal tobacco range from $300 to $2,000.
The minimum penalties for having illegal cannabis range from $300 to $5,000.

Cannabis NB and approved private retail partners are the only legal retailers to sell cannabis products in New Brunswick. You can find a list of approved private retailers here

Residents are encouraged to report the trafficking of contraband tobacco and cannabis, or any other criminal matter, to law enforcement. 

Local police forces

285 King Avenue
Bathurst, NB
E2A 1N9



BNPP Regional
398 Main Street
Nigadoo, NB
E8K 3M8



15 Church Street
Edmundston, NB
E3V 1J3



311 Queen Street
Fredericton, NB
E3B 1B1



Grand Falls
131 Pleasant Street,
Suite 100
Grand Falls, NB
E3Z 1G6



Beaverbrook Centre
1820 Water Street,
Miramichi, NB
E1N 1B7



Kennebecasis Regional
126 Millennium Drive
Quispamsis, NB
E2E 6E6



Saint John
1 Peel Plaza
Saint John, NB
E2L 0E1



822 Main Street
Woodstock, NB
E7M 2E8







Crime Stoppers