Yellowknife RCMP’s admin services again at 100 per cent as major repairs ongoing

Last modified: December 18, 2019 at 10:20am

The Yellowknife RCMP’s administrative services – including fingerprinting and criminal records checks – are at full capacity again after a water pipe issue resulted in reduced hours of the services last week.

The water and sewer system at the headquarters in Yellowknife have undergone temporary repairs, an RCMP news release stated Monday. The repairs forced the cancellation of fingerprinting and criminal records check services last week, as well as reduced hours for other administrative services.

Major repairs will continue to the water pipe system in the Henry Larsen detachment building. The ongoing work will affect parking in front of the building, the RCMP stated, and will result in occasional closures of 49 Avenue to conduct repairs to the pipe running under the building.


Police urged those visiting the headquarters to use caution as “active construction” will be ongoing in and around the building.

While administrative services were affected last week, police reassured frontline policing, investigative services, and the operational communications centre continue to operate and won’t be affected during repairs.

Corrections: December 18, 2019 – 10:10 MT. The initial version of this article stated in the headline that the RCMP reopened administrative services after major repairs. The major repairs are still ongoing.

The original version stated all administrative services had been shut down for the week. Administrative services were up and running yet with limited hours of service. Only fingerprinting and criminal records check services were cancelled for just over a week.