Niagara Parks Police - A specialized police force dedicated to serving the needs of the tourism industry. The Niagara Parks Police Service patrols thirty-five miles of the picturesque Niagara Parkway between the towns of Niagara-on-the-Lake and Fort Erie, Ontario.
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We concentrate our services in Queen Victoria Park, in the City of Niagara Falls, within sight and sound of the thunderous Canadian Horseshoe and American Falls.
If you are coming to Niagara Falls for the first time, please do not hesitate to stop one of our officers, ask them for directions when you are lost, or ask them for assistance if you need help, for they are the best trained people to meet your needs.
We are a specialized police service dedicated to serving the needs of the tourism community.
We are responsible for the management of the vehicle and pedestrian flow of traffic, maintaining the peace, ensuring the safe return of lost property to its rightful owners, the discretionary enforcement, where required, of the Criminal Code of Canada and other federal and provincial statutes.
We enjoy the co-operation of other law enforcement agencies in Canada and the United States to best serve our visitors.
Training Regular officers are trained internally before attending the Ontario Police College for basic, intermediate, and advanced constable training. Senior officers have received training from the Canadian Police College, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Ontario Provincial Police, and the F.B.I. Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
Uniform officers have specialized training in high angle rescue, identification services, technical accident investigations, radar traffic enforcement, first aid, physical fitness training, and quality service.
The visitors and residents of Niagara Falls do enjoy a low crime rate. There are those few, however, who would take advantage of criminal opportunity against our visitors.
Visitors are asked to be our partners in crime prevention and we have a few suggestions to help you ensure your property and valuables are not stolen:
Always lock your valuables in the trunk of your vehicle.
Carry and use traveller's cheques, credit cards or debit cards instead of large amounts of cash.
Be aware of your personal space, at automated teller machines, and in crowded areas when you do have to handle large amounts of cash, or when making purchases.
Keep your wallet or change purse deep within your purse or handbag, away from the nimble fingers of a pickpocket thief.
If you carry a fanny pack, knapsack, or other baggage, keep your wallets to the front of your body, or deep within the baggage and away from the nimble fingers of a pickpocket.
Do not place wallets in the exterior pocket of baggage.
Be aware of who is in your personal space, be alert if you are bumped into, check your valuables, make observations and notify police if you have had something stolen.
Be aware most crimes are those of opportunity, perpetrated on the unsuspecting victim willing to reduce their personal space in crowded areas.
The Niagara Parks Police also monitor the licensing of tour guides to ensure that quality and ethical standards are met while operating within Niagara Parks.
Our members support and participate annually in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics and the Cops for Cancer fundraisers. Several thousands of dollars are raised each year in these worthwhile events.
The Niagara Parks Police are also involved in virtually all special events that are held in the park, ensuring that each one is safe and free from any unnecessary activity.
The Niagara Parks Police issues permits for camping on Navy Island. Click here for more information.