CISNS is a partnership of law enforcement agencies that gathers and shares intelligence on organized and serious crime in Nova Scotia.
Based at the New Glasgow Regional Police Service HQ, the CISNS Pictou County unit consists of a member of the New Glasgow Regional Police Service and a member from the Pictou County District RCMP. These two intelligence officers are responsible for the areas of Pictou , Antigonish and Guysborough Counties.
This unit has a provincial mandate of collecting and sharing criminal intelligence for the entire Northeast Mainland Nova Scotia region. The unit works closely with other partners, including New Glasgow Regional Police Service, Stellarton Police Service, Westville Police Service, Pictou County Integrated Street-Crime Unit, RCMP, Canadian Border Services Agency, Natural Resources, and Revenue Canada.
The unit provides information that regularly leads to the seizure of illicit drugs, weapons, and illegal tobacco, and the arrest of organized and serious criminals in the area.
The CISNS Pictou County office is dedicated to working with their partners to combat organized and serious crime in Nova Scotia, and provides residents with safer homes and communities.
The New Glasgow Police Major Crime Unit and Pictou County Street-Crime Unit are located in adjacent offices and are linked very closely and have the capacity to act immediately upon intelligences that is generated.