Our Fire Station is located at 124 – 3rd Street NE
Telephone: (204) 239-8340
The City of Portage la Prairie Fire Department is contracted to provide Fire and Rescue services to the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie and Dakota Tipi First Nation. We cover an area of approximately 864 square miles and a population of approximately 20,000 people.
Our Police Station is located at 340 Lorne Ave. East
Telephone: (204) 857-4445 The Portage la Prairie RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) provides policing services to the City of Portage la Prairie, the RM of Portage la Prairie and North Norfolk. The detachment also polices three First Nation communities (Dakota Tipi, Dakota Plains and Long Plain). Within the Rural Municipalities, Portage la Prairie Detachment also provides policing service to the communities of Oakville, St. Ambroise, Delta Beach, High Bluff, Oakland, MacDonald, Poplar Point, MacGregor, Austin, Sydney and twelve Hutterite colonies.
The Portage la Prairie RCMP Detachment processes all Criminal Record / Vulnerable Sector Checks. To obtain a Criminal Record/ Vulnerable Sector Check send an email with your request to RCMP.DPortageDet-DDetPortage.GRC@rcmp-grc.gc.ca . You will receive a response with the instructions and documents.
Citizens on Patrol (COPP)
Portage la Prairie has a very active Citizens on Patrol Program (COPP) which was established in 1992. The main goal of this program is for volunteer community members to be on the look-out for any suspicious or criminal activity, to record this activity and, where appropriate, to report such activities to the police. COPP members act as additional “eyes and ears” for their community and the police, which can assist in reducing crime.
Sirius Protection and Security Services provides non-core police services for the City of Portage la Prairie including by-law enforcement, parking control and animal control services.
By-law Enforcement Officers proactively enforce the City’s by-laws including but not limited to the Traffic By-law and Occupancy & Maintenance By-laws. To view a list of the City’s most requested by-laws visit the By-laws webpage.
City Parking Information
In April 2020, the City of Portage la Prairie removed all parking meters in preparation for the implementation of our new downtown parking strategy. Effective May 1, 2020, we switched to two-hour free parking in formerly metered parking spots. This initiative will encourage more people to shop our downtown merchants and support our service providers in the future.
Animal Control Services are supplied by Sirius Protection and Security Services under contract to the City of Portage la Prairie. Both the Animal Control Officer and the Animal Retention Facility can be reached by calling 204-239-8326. All dogs and cats over the age of 6 months are required to be licensed. Pet licenses may be obtained at City Hall or you can complete the Pet License Application online.
The City of Portage also has resources for the control of skunks and beavers in the City area. To report a problem with skunks or beavers please call 204-239-8340.