Police (RCMP)

Grand Bay-Westfield RCMP

Our local RCMP Detachment, which is the Police service for our Town, has been serving the Town of Grand Bay-Westfield since April 1, 1998. The local Detachment is committed to creating solid partnerships with community partners and stakeholders, to ensure a safe community for all to enjoy.

Contact

For emergencies: Call 911
Detachment Phone: (506) 757-1020
Detachment Civic Address: 21 Chestnut Drive, Grand Bay-Westfield, NB

RCMP Detachment Hours

General Services: Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Fingerprints: Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Safety Tips for Motorists and Pedestrians

Grand Bay-Westfield RCMP encourage motorists and pedestrians to be mindful of safety and to respect the rules of the road. Police enforcement of safety at crosswalks, in school zones, and at school bus stops is important, however, help and engagement from the public is equally essential.

Crosswalk safety

Pedestrians should use marked crosswalks whenever possible and activate the amber lights before crossing the street. Even at a marked crosswalk, pedestrians should ensure traffic has come to a complete stop in both directions and make eye contact with the driver before crossing. It is an offence to begin to cross the street at a marked crosswalk when the “don’t walk” symbol is already flashing, as well as for a motorist to fail to yield to a pedestrian at a marked crosswalk.

Pedestrians crossing a street anywhere other than at a marked crosswalk must yield the right-of-way to vehicles and should only cross a street when traffic has come to a complete stop in both directions.

Motorists who fail to yield to pedestrians at a crosswalk, and pedestrians who fail to use a marked crosswalk when one is available nearby, may be subject to a fine under the Motor Vehicle Act.

School zone safety

School zone speed limits apply throughout the day, not only in the morning – after school as well. Motorists must obey the reduced speed limits, and pay extra attention to crosswalks, crossing guards and school buses that may be loading or unloading students. School zone speed limits vary in municipal and rural areas, so motorists should always note the posted limit and slow down accordingly.

Motorists who fail to adhere to the posted speed limit signs in school zones, may be subject to a fine under the Motor Vehicle Act, which are doubled in school zones.

School bus safety

Almost all incidents and collisions involving a school bus could be prevented. It’s important that motorists, students, bus drivers, parents, guardians and teachers all pay special attention around school buses.

When a school bus is slowing with its yellow lights flashing, all motorists need to slow down and prepare to stop. Once the bus has its red lights flashing, traffic in both directions must come to a complete stop to ensure the safety of children getting on and coming off the bus. Drivers may only proceed once the bus driver has turned off the red lights.

Parents and guardians are encouraged to talk to their children about safely boarding and getting off their school bus, and about always being mindful of traffic.

Motorists who fail to stop when a school bus has their lights activated, may be subject to a fine under the Motor Vehicle Act.

If you witness any of the above infractions, don’t ignore it, report it. Information that can help police investigate complaints in connection with speeding in school zones, crosswalk infractions, or illegal passing of a school bus includes: the make, model and colour of the vehicle; the licence plate number; and any possible description of the driver.

Drop-off/pick-up zone safety

Many schools offer these courtesy areas for parents and guardians who are dropping students off or picking them up. While they do not fall under any specific law, safety remains paramount. Motorists should drive slowly in these areas, and always watch for children. Stay in the line and be courteous to other drivers who are also waiting. Do not leave your vehicle unattended. If you need to go into the school, park in the appropriate parking area. And finally, ensure you are not blocking fire lanes or disabled access, even when waiting in line to approach the drop-off/pick-up location.

Safety is everyone’s responsibility

The Grand Bay-Westfield RCMP appreciate the cooperation of everyone, playing a role in keeping our communities and citizens safe.

Resource Links

Grand Bay-Westfield RCMP Detachment

RCMP New Brunswick

The New Brunswick Occurrence Map. This interactive map allows you to click on a specific area to view information on certain occurrence types, as well as year-to-date tallies. The map is updated every Thursday.

Daily Occurrence Report. This provides the total number of calls for service received during a 24-hour period, as well as a brief description of some calls. The report is produced for every day of the year, and is published Monday-Friday.

Online Crime Reporting. Gives New Brunswickers, in RCMP area of jurisdiction, an alternate way to report certain non-emergency crimes without calling the police, or visiting a detachment.

Public Safety Crime Dashboard. The Department of Justice and Public Safety developed the public safety crime dashboards to improve the understanding of police-reported crime.

Crime and justice in New Brunswick. The Department of Justice and Public Safety is working with policing agencies of jurisdiction to crimes that affect our communities. New Brunswickers can help make their communities safer by reporting crime to police and by looking out for their friends and neighbours.