Niagara Parks Police Service: About Us
The Niagara Parks Police Service was first formed in 1887 by The Niagara Parks Commission. Its purpose is to protect the millions of visitors who travel from around the world to see Niagara Falls and protect the sprawling parklands entrusted to the care of the Commission by the people of Ontario. Visitors to Niagara Parks number more than 11 million people annually and they represent a culturally diverse world community.
Our Police Service plays an important part in ensuring the safe and enjoyable stay of our visitors. This is achieved through a high profile dedicated patrol function, the management and control of the flow of pedestrian and vehicular traffic and the ability to respond to calls for service in a challenging and unique natural landscape including the Niagara River Gorge and the mighty Niagara Falls itself. It is our mandate to assist in providing visitors with a safe and enjoyable stay at Niagara Parks.
The Niagara Parks Police Service has more than 125 years of experience in serving the special needs of the tourism community. Today, the Service patrols over 1,325 hectares (3,274 acres) of parkland along the Niagara Parkway between the towns of Niagara-on-the-Lake and Fort Erie, Ontario. We concentrate our services in the heart of Queen Victoria Park, in the City of Niagara Falls, within sight and sound of the thunderous Canadian Horseshoe and American Falls.
If you are coming to Niagara Falls for the first time, please do not hesitate to stop one of our officers, ask for directions or for assistance, as they are the people best trained to meet your needs.