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Public Safety


The Department of Public Safety is responsible for providing and coordinating the following service areas for the residents of Yellowknife:

As the Director of Public Safety, Jennifer Hunt-Poitras sets the objectives for the department and ensures that the services provided are effective and accessible.

Download a PDF copy of Yellowknife Emergency Phone Numbers.

Image Caption - Yellowknife Emergency Phone Numbers

Ambulance and Firefighters

  • 669-2222
  • 873-2222
  • 920-2222
  • 766-2222
  • 765-2222

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

  • 669-1111
  • 873-1111
  • 920-1111
  • 766-1111
  • 765-1111


Hours of Operation

Winter Hours effective following the Labour Day Weekend
until prior to the Victoria Day Weekend (September to May)
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Summer Hours effective following the Victoria Day Weekend
until prior to the Labour Day Weekend (May to September)
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Mailing Address & Phone Numbers

Yellowknife City Hall
4807 - 52 Street, P.O. Box 580, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N4

Switchboard - (867) 920-5600
Mayor/City Manager - (867) 920-5634
Booking Clerk - (867) 669-3457
Municipal Enforcement (MED) - (867) 920-5630
After Hours (MED) - (867) 920-2737
After Hours (Public Works) - (867) 920-5699