RCMP BuildingThe Town of View Royal is serviced by the West Shore Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) detachment located at 698 Atkins Avenue in Langford. The detachment provides policing services to four other municipalities - Colwood, Highlands, Langford, Metchosin - and two aboriginal communities - the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations. Combined, these communities have a population of 62,000 people.

West Shore RCMP has approximately fifty-six regular members and eighteen support staff under the supervision of the Officer in Charge, an Inspector. The detachment provides 24-hour police service covered by four General Duty Watches and averages more than 22,000 files each year. West Shore RCMP also comprises several specialized units such as the Police Dog Service Unit.

In addition to the regular policing services provided by West Shore RCMP, the detachment is also dedicated to various community-based services and programs administered by over seventy volunteers. These services and programs include Community Safety Watch, Keep in Touch, Restorative Justice, Speed Watch, Victim Services and the Auxiliary Constable program. The Block Parent and Nights Alive programs are also run in conjunction with the West Shore Detachment. Contact the Community Policing Section at (250) 391-3327 to learn more about these programs and to find out about other community services provided.

For non-emergencies, the West Shore RCMP can be contacted by telephone at (250) 474-2264 or by facsimile at (250) 474-8790. More information is available at the detachment's website.

For emergencies, please call 9-1-1.