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Public Safety

Crime remains an ongoing concern for the Town of Swan River. We request all residents to do their part when they witness or are victims of a crime.


  • Report all crimes in person or by telephone at 204-734-3454 or at RCMP - Online Crime Reporting
  • Give a statement and be willing to stand as a witness.
  • Victim Impact Statements and Community Impact Statements are ways that victims and the community can have a voice in the Justice system. The court must take these statements into account during bail hearings and for sentencing offenders. This helps with the prosecution of criminals. 

For more information on how to submit a statement

  1. Swan River Court Office – 201 4th Ave S, Swan River, Manitoba
  2. Manitoba Justice Victim Services: Toll free – 1-866-484-2846



Are you aware of the Safer Communities and Neighborhoods Act?

This act works by holding property owners accountable for threatening or disturbing activities that regularly take place on their property. The act refers to activities that are ongoing, not those happening occasionally.

The process starts when one or more residents files a complaint with the Director of Law Enforcement.

  • This process cannot be initiated by law enforcement (RCMP, By-Law Officer, Ect.)
  • The complaint is kept confidential. The identity of those who file it cannot be revealed at any time.

The director may launch an investigation(search warrant) if there is evidence to support the claim; where without the neighborhood complaint, a search warrant may not be approved.

For more information, contact Manitoba Justice Public Safety Investigations Phone (Winnipeg) 204-945-3475 Toll free outside Winnipeg 1-800-954-9361

Citizens on Patrol Program

The Citizens on Patrol Program is a crime prevention initiative where volunteers act as extra “eyes and ears” for their community and local law enforcement. The goal of the program is to mobilize citizens to work with law enforcement and partners to deter crime and create a safer environment for all.

In conjunction with the Swan River RCMP, the Manitoba COPP has approved the formation of a Citizens on Patrol Program in the Swan Valley in 2021.

For more information on the program, please visit

To contact the local Swan Valley COPP group or for anyone who wishes to volunteer, please email

Manitoba Justice Victim Services:

Toll free – 1-866-484-2846

Victim Services

Community Impact Statements

Protective Orders and Peace Bond


Province of Manitoba

Minister of Justice - Honourable Kelvin Goertzen

Premier - The Honourable Heather Stefanson

Please cc our local MLA on any correspondence to the Province - Rick Wowchuk


Minister of Justice -  The Honourable Arif Virani

Minister of Public Safety - The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc

Prime Minister of Canada - The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau

Please cc our local MP on any correspondence to the Federal Government - Dan Mazier

March 17, 2022 -Town Hall Recording

Town Hall - FAQ - Click here for the Town's FAQ on Crime