RCMP – 506-273-5000

SCAN Program 1-877-826-2122

Crime Stoppers – 1-800-222-8477


Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) Unit




Are you worried about illegal drugs, alcohol, prostitution, or other illegal activities in your building or on your street? The Safer Communities and Neighborhoods (SCAN) Investigation Unit gives you a way to safely report your concerns.

How does the process work?

Once you file a confidential complaint with SCAN, and there is enough evidence to support it, an investigation is launched.
SCAN investigators will first try to resolve the issue through informal actions, such as a warning letter to the property owner.
The SCAN unit can also order property owners to remove fortifications that cause public safety concerns, or exceed reasonable security measures.
The last resort is formal action, such as a community safety order, which can shut the building down for up to 90 days.
The Safer Communities and Neighborhoods Act is not criminal legislation. Rather, it provides a civil process to shut down properties where these illegal activities are taking place.

If there is a suspicious property in your neighborhood,
do not investigate it yourself or approach the occupants.

Call SCAN toll-free at 1-877-826-2122.