RCMP offices in Fort McMurray
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Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Support

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Wood Buffalo RCMP website

The RCMP is Canada's national police service, providing law enforcement services in detachments across the country. The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo contracts the RCMP to provide police services for its citizens. The RCMP is proud of our traditions and confident in meeting future challenges.

The RMWB's RCMP Detachment is committed to preserving the peace, upholding the law and providing quality service in partnership with our communities.

Contact the RCMP

Fort McMurray

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. to 4 pm.

Complaint line: 780-788-4000
Administration line: 780-788-4040
Fax Line: 780-788-4049

105 Paquette Drive [map]
Fort McMurray, Alberta T9K 0P5

Fort Chipewyan

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Complaint line: 780-697-3665
Administration line: 780-697-3931


Criminal Record Check (Name Based)       

General Employment
Travel/Work Visa

Wait Time: 30 minutes or less for name-based criminal record checks depending on customer volume, criminal record history, upcoming court dates or pertinent police files requiring review. 

Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector)

Employment            (working with children, the elderly or handicapped people)
Volunteer                 (a volunteer letter from the non-profit organization containing the letterhead, date, applicants name and a signature from someone in authority will exempt the CRC fee)

Wait Time:  Vulnerable Sector criminal record checks will require 3 to 5 days depending on the customer volume, criminal record history, upcoming court dates or pertinent police files requiring review.

Note: A vulnerable sector CRC requires the RCMP to search criminal conviction records to determine if the applicant has been convicted of a sexual offense listed in the schedule of the Criminal Records Act and has been pardoned.  This may result in a requirement for fingerprints in order to complete your CRC.

*All criminal record check wait times will be greatly reduced if you disclose that you have a criminal record.  


Vulnerable Sector for paid employment and volunteer employment
Name Change
Record Suspension/Waiver
Visa/Border Crossing/Foreign Travel/Work
Privacy Act Requests
Immigration (permanent residence, Canadian Citizenship, Sponsorship)

$50 certified cheque or money order made payable to ‘Receiver General of Canada’. You may obtain this payment at a bank or post office. (no fee with volunteer letter)


Two pieces of identification are required for all services.  One piece must be a valid government issued photo ID like a Driver’s licence or Identification Card, Passport, Nexus Card, Permanent Residence card, or an Indian/Metis Status Card.  The secondary piece of ID only needs to have your name (same name as on your first piece of ID), like a health card, library card, etc. SIN card cannot be accepted.

Winter Maintenance Subzones 1 & 2 are active Jan. 20 - 24.