MES provides by-law enforcement and community safety services to Local Governments throughout New Brunswick. With an emphasis on gaining compliance through education, our professional enforcement officers are leaders in the industry.
*Maritime Enforcement Services Inc. is not a private security agency.
Every Officer at Maritime Enforcement Services is properly trained, insured and equipped with the tools required to perform the tasks associated with Municipal Law Enforcement. Our Officers are trained in the following:
Some Officers are also certified in or possess the following:
Every Appointed Bylaw Enforcement Officer at MES is also a member of the Atlantic Bylaw Officer Association.
Maritime Enforcement Services assist municipalities who do have full-time or part-time By-Law Enforcement Officers. We also assist those that require additional Officers or resources.
Each contract with us gives your Local Government access to a team of dedicated professional uniformed Officers to handle your files. Our fleet of Marked Enforcement Vehicles, allows us to provide a highly visible presence in your municipality enhancing public safety.
Contact our team today for a personalized assessment and quotation for your Local Government.
Are bylaw officers peace officers?
It is well established that bylaw officers are peace officers as defined in section 2 of the Criminal Code of Canada when acting in the course of their duties. This was confirmed as recently as 2009 in R. v. Jozef Baksay.
Do bylaw enforcement officers have the authority to demand identification?
In R. v. Turko , the court concluded that bylaw officers, while acting in the course of their duties, have the authority to demand identification. This is an important issue, because should a matter go to trial, it will be necessary to prove the identity of the accused before a conviction can be obtained.
What are the consequences for not providing identification when lawfully requested by a bylaw officer?
Many local governments have fines for not providing identification to a bylaw officer. In addition, as in R. v. Turko , those that fail to provide identification can also be charged under section 129 (a) of the Criminal Code of Canada for Obstruction of a Peace Officer.
Can bylaw officers arrest and detain offenders?
In R. v. Turko , the courts found that bylaw officers were peace officers when acting in the course of their duties and that officers had the authority to detain the accused for the purposes of obtaining identification and to arrest the accused for an offence under the Criminal Code of Canada.
Can bylaw officers use force?
In Woodward v. Capital Regional District , the court considered whether the use of force by bylaw officers during an arrest were “grossly excessive”. The judge found that bylaw officers were justified in using force.
Officers with Maritime Enforcement Services on routine Patrol or Investigative duties utilize Body Worn Cameras.
This assist Officers in gathering evidence, as well as increases the public's trust in the enforcement process.
For more information regarding Body Worn Cameras, please get in touch with us at: