KPS Divisions


The Kentville Police Patrol Section Consists of 12 Officers on 4 Platoons, Consisting of 1 Sergeant and 2 Constables which work 12 hour shifts on a 4 days on and 4 days off Schedule. The Patrol Section Makes up the largest portion of the Kentville Police Service and responded to over 3500 incidents each year.

The Patrol Section Utilizes 3 Marked Vehicles to Patrol the Town of Kentville 24 hours a day responding to various types of calls, ranging from Funeral Escorts to emergency 911 calls.

Services of the patrol section can include:

  • Respond to general non-emergency calls
  • Respond To Emergency 911 Calls
  • Assist public
  • Foot patrols throughout the town
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Radar
  • Motor vehicle enforcement
  • Break, Enter and theft
  • Domestic violence calls
  • Impaired driving and breathalyzer
  • Enforce the controlled drugs and substance act
  • Enforce the liquor control act

Auxiliary Police Force

The Kentville Police Service Auxiliary was formed in October 2000 as an assistance to the regular members of the police Service, the auxiliary currently has 4 members who work on a volunteer basis patrolling with the regular members of the police service. The auxiliary officers are trained in some of the same courses as regular KPS members and have police tactical training, use of force training and other police courses. Members of the auxiliary are expected to maintain a minimum of 150 hours of service per year assisting the Kentville Police Service. Recently the auxiliary members attended the Atlantic Police Academy in Summerside, PEI as the very first group of auxiliary police officers to be trained to meet the new provincial standards.

There are currently 5 members of the Auxiliary Police Force. If you are interested in joining the Auxiliary Police please contact


Criminal Intelligence Services Nova Scotia (CISNS)

The Kentville Police Service is proud to partner with Criminal Intelligence Service Nova Scotia (CISNS) and the Province of Nova Scotia as host agency for two local criminal intelligence officers. These members, RCMP and KPS provide intelligence services to law enforcement agencies in the Valley-Western Shore region of Nova Scotia. CISNS is a member of the national network of Criminal Intelligence bureaus.

Kings County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit

Kentville Police Service participate in the Kings County Integrated SCEU team. One Kentville officer is funded by the Department of Justice Additional Officer program & assigned to work with local RCMP officers. These officers deal with a variety of serious offences within Kings County and including Kentville.