|Kenneth MacLean, Chief of Police|
|776 Prince St.
Truro, NS B2N 1G9
The Truro Police Service is responsible for maintaining peace, order and public security, for preventing crime and disorder, for apprehending offenders, and bringing them to justice.
The Truro Police Service will form a partnership with the community to address the fears and concerns of the community, with respect to crime and disorder; and in the partnership, have a vision for the future.
The Patrol Section is considered the backbone of the Police Service. This area of the Truro Police Service is divided into four (4) platoons identfied as platoon A, B, C, & D. Each of these platoons are supervised by a Sergeant and a Corporal. There are five (5) members assigned to each platoon who work 12 hour shifts, four days on and then four days off. This section comprises the largest portion of the Truro Police Service.
There are numerous areas of tasks / duties involved in this section. The men and women working in the patrol section are first responders to a variety of complaints or calls for service. They provide around-the-clock patrol coverage.
- Meeting the community policing needs by excellent police presence
- Performing funeral escorts
- Conducting criminal investigations
- Detecting drunk drivers
- Answering calls of domestic violence
- Conducting traffic accident investigation
- Traffic and by law enforcement
- Responding to 911 emergency calls
- Answering routine non-emergency calls
- Assisting motorist