Police Administration Survey

The annual Police Administration Survey collects information on police personnel and expenditures from all municipal and provincial police forces in Canada, as well as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Although the survey collects information from all police forces in Canada, this report contains summary information on Canada's municipal police forces which employ nearly two thirds of all police officers in Canada and account for around 55% of the cost of policing. In this report, municipal policing includes contract policing by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in seven provinces, by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in Ontario and by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) in Newfoundland. Personnel data are available by type of personnel (police, civilians, other personnel) and by gender. Expenditures are available by major financial category and RCMP contracts cost.

Series title
Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (CCJS)
Data creator
Statistics Canada. Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (CCJS)
Ottawa, Ont.: Statistics Canada. Data Liberation Initiative.
Geographic coverage

Canada, provinces & territories

Time period
1986 - 2011
Mode of data collection


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