The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is the Canadian national police service and an agency of the Ministry of Public Safety Canada.
The RCMP is unique in the world since it is a national, federal, provincial and municipal policing body. They provide a total federal policing service to all Canadians and policing services under contract to the three territories, eight provinces (except Ontario and Quebec), more than 190 municipalities, 184 Aboriginal communities and three international airports.
The City of Moncton is responsible for providing policing services to citizens of Moncton. The City outsources these services to the Codiac RCMP and have done so since 1997, when the City disbanded its Municipal Police Force. Following an extensive review of its policing services, including significant public consultation, Moncton City Council has decided to continue to outsource policing to the Codiac RCMP, subject to a few conditions.
The consultative review process on policing served to highlight the importance Monctonians place on safety and security. It also highlighted the importance citizens place on policing—in terms of services the City provides to its citizens, policing is one of the most important.