Community Programs

Amber Alert

Amber Alert is a joint project of Charlottetown Police Services, other Police Services on Prince Edward Island, RCMP and the media. It is a voluntary, cooperative program that sends an emergency alert to the public when a child has been abducted and it is believed that his/her life is in grave danger. It can only be activated by an authorized user of this joint project and is only used for serious child abduction cases. It is important that this program be used appropriately and not be overused.

For more information about Amber Alert contact:
Detective Cst. Darren MacDougall
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 902-629-6612

Comfort Call - Aliant

Sponsored by Aliant this program provides cell service to our Traffic Units for those involved in motor vehicle collisions. This allows those involved in an accident to contact their loved ones in times of need.

Buckle Up Bears Car Seat Program

A program dedicated to the correct installation and use of child car seats.  Members of our Police Service team-up with Co-operators staff to raise awareness to the correct installation and use of car seats for children.  Led by The Co-operators, the program is fueled by the safety expertise and counsel of the Canada Safety Council and the Infant and Toddler Safety Association.

The program involves car seat inspection training for Co-operators staff and members of the CPS, and the production and distribution of materials for parents and caregivers. These include growth charts, stickers, colouring sheets and a children's video. Trained inspectors go on to staff car seat inspection clinics and raise awareness in the broader community.

D.A.R.E.(Drug Abuse Resistance Education)

D.A.R.E. is a comprehensive prevention education program designed to equip school children with skills to recognize and resist social pressures to experiment with tobacco, alcohol, other drugs and violence. This unique program utilizes uniformed law enforcement officers to teach a formal curriculum to students in a classroom setting. D.A.R.E. gives special attention to fifth and sixth grade students to prepare them for entry into intermediate & high school, where they are most likely to encounter pressure to use drugs. This year, DARE is being offered in all Junior High Schools in the City of Charlottetown.


Kids N Kops - Big Brothers Big Sisters

Operating as a one week Summer program, Kids 'N' Kops provides an opportunity for children to interact with the Charlottetown Police Services. This group program sees officers volunteer to mentor a group of children by teaching them many aspects of police work. The educational component is combined with a recreational element that integrates fun through sports and games in the week-long experience. Kids 'N' Kops works to promote trust between Law Enforcement and children, and to foster a realistic concept of Police Officers.

It's easy to get involved.

Call 1-877-411-3729  or email [email protected]


Neighbourhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch is a program aimed at reducing crime in the community. It involves getting to know one’s neighbour and introducing them to the concept that is, good neighbours working together, alert to the potential of crime and willing to look out for one and other’s interests. Neighbours working together through Neighbourhood Watch can combat crime in their neighbourhood in their area the most effective way – before it starts.  Download our brochure for more details. 

Operation Identification

Operation Identification is a citizen burglary prevention program for use in homes and businesses.  The Operation Identification program involves marking property with an identifying number as a means of discouraging burglary and theft. In communities where it has been properly implemented, Operation Identification has shown dramatic results in its ability to reduce burglaries.  Download our brochure for more details.

Parenting Techniques

"Parenting Techniques' is a series of eight sessions that are facilitated by "front line" professionals.  The topics include internet safety, drug awareness, adolescent development and communication skills.  Participants  can request information on topics that are relevant to their present situation, and we will invite a speaker with expertise in that area.
Charlottetown City Police Services believe that providing resources to build a stronger community can have a greater effect than enforcement alone.This resource is free to all participants.  For more information, please contact Chuck MacPherson at Charlottetown City Police Services 629-4144.

Safe Line - Aliant

A program geared to assist those in potentially dangerous domestic violence situations.
Aliant will supply the Charlottetown Police Services with refurbished cell phones, which police can provide to people at risk of facing domestic violence. The phones are capable of calling 911 through the Aliant network.

We are proud to have Aliant as our partner in this initiative. One phone call was all that was needed to get the project started.

Patrol units will be equipped with the cell phones. Based on a number of factors, the officer will make an assessment and offer a phone to at-risk individuals as a safety measure.

Aliant has partnered with this Police Service in a number of areas in the past, including “Comfort Call” which provides cell service to our Traffic Units for those involved in motor vehicle collisions. This allows those involved in an accident to contact their loved ones in times of need.

S.A.F.E. Schools

SAFE is an acronym for School Action for Emergencies.  It is a national program that was developed by the RCMP following the shootings at Columbine and Dawson College. Through SAFE, schools and law enforcement agencies are working together to improve response to high-risk incidents in schools.

A team of CPS and RCMP members have gathered key information on all Island schools and put it into a provincial database. This information may include aerial photos, floor plans and emergency procedures in the school. In the event of an incident, police have this information at their fingertips.

The three school boards are developing lockdown policies that outline procedures for their schools to follow in situations where students need to be kept safe inside the school.

PEI is the first province to implement the SAFE program in all schools.

School Liaison Officers

The Charlottetown Police Services (CPS) has presently a School Liaison Officer assigned to every high school and Junior High in the city.  Officers will visit the schools on their scheduled day shifts from Monday to Friday. The Officers will spend time at the schools with a goal of facilitating crime prevention and fostering positive relationships between the police and youth.

Crime prevention can be achieved through education, mentoring, counselling and advising students on police-related matters. Crime prevention can also be achieved through the Liaison Officer's participation in extra-curricular activities, parent council meetings, neighbourhood meetings and by liaising with the teachers, support staff, administrators and the school board.

Major Responsibilities:

The overall major duties of the School Liaison Officer can be broken down into three required areas:
  • Provide a positive role-model and mentor for youth and promote positive interaction between youth, the police and the school’s neighbours.

  • Educate and counsel youth and their families on law related matters through classroom lessons, school presentations, individual counselling and parent meetings.

  • Enforce the Law by responding to calls at the schools and taking on pro-active initiatives as well as gathering intelligence information and forwarding it to the Intelligence Branch.

Youth Outreach Program

The Charlottetown Police Services has partnered with the Office of the Attorney General to deliver the Youth Intervention Outreach Program. The goal of the program is the reduce the number of youth entering the justice system.  Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, Police have to the discretionary power to deal with young persons who come into conflict with the law using "Extrajudicial sanctions" (formal  justice system) or "Extrajudicial measures" (referral to a program such as the Youth Intervention Outreach Program, or agency that may assist a young person not to commit offences).

The Youth Intervention Outreach Worker's office is located in the Police Station.  Referrals to the  program can only by made by members of the Charlottetown City Police. "Extrajudicial measures" are often the most appropriate and effective way to address youth crime, and are seen as adequate to hold a young person to account.for their offending behaviour.