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Since 1965, Gander has had its own Municipal Police Force to cover the town boundaries. Situated at the RCMP building on James Blvd., this Police Department consists of three full-time Community Constables. Tel: 709-256-4065

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Animal Control / Patrol

dogandcatAs there is no official Animal Control Officer, Gander's Community Constables, in conjunction with the SPCA, maintain this service through a cost sharing initiative. Any problem with animals within the municipality is first taken care of by the municipal police; then the SPCA are called in accordingly. In situations of animal abuse, the SPCA is contacted immediately for their advice/approval and/or assistance. The animals dealt with have ranged from domestic cats and dogs to wild bears, moose and beavers. The animal shelter is located on McCurdy Drive, adjacent to the Town's Municipal Works Depot, and is operated by the SPCA.

Cross Walk Guard

During the school year, the Community Constables fill in as Crosswalk Guards in the absence of either of the two Crosswalk Guards.


The municipal police cruisers are equipped with radar which helps in the enforcement of Municipal Traffic Regulations, of which there are 100. Most of the concerns tend to be regarding seatbelt use and speeding. The maximum speed limit in most of Gander is currently 40km/hr.

Snowmobile & All-Terrain Vehicle Trail

policsnowmobpicThe Community Constables have been instrumental in creating this trail around Gander. The trail starts at the Hotel Gander and ends at the Albatross Hotel. In partnership with the Gander and Area Snowmobile Club, the Municipal Police Department helps to maintain the trail for snowmobiles and other all-terrain vehicles in the winter, and for walkers in the summer.
Click here for trail map.

Other Involvements

Municipal Police and Enforcement Officers Association started in Gander in 1989.

Public awareness of safety and regulations through presentations at preschools, daycare, schools, groups (Girl Guides, Boy Scouts, etc.).

Traffic security for special occasions, such as July 1 and November 11.

Reflective Halloween bags are provided to children in conjunction with local sponsors, free of charge.

Contact Information:

Town Hall
100 Elizabeth Drive
Gander, NL, A1V 1G7
Tel: 709-651-2930
Fax: 709-256-5809
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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