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Public Order Unit (POU)

The Saint John Police Force Public Order Unit is the largest specialized unit in the organization, comprising approximately 60 members, including 5 Sergeants and 1 Staff Sergeant.

The Public Order Unit is a crowd management team that is deployed to any event where the size, composition, or intent of the assembly could affect public safety.

The Public Order Unit’s mandate is to work with various stakeholders and partners to ensure that all members of the public are safe during community events such as parades, labour disputes, and other mobilizations, such as lawful demonstrations.

The Pubic Order Unit is trained to a national standard under the direction of the Toronto Police Service.

Please call 911 for Emergencies or 648-3333 for non-emergency immediate assistance.

Police Administration

Police Administration

(506) 648-3200

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Saint John, NB, E2L 0E1