Police Service in the Town of Trenton is now delivered by the New Glasgow Regional Police Service.


225 Park Street, New Glasgow, NS, B2H 5B7
Phone: (902) 755-8353
Fax: (902) 755-6882
Admin. Phone: (902) 755-8331
Admin. Fax: (902) 755-9982

* In the case of an Emergency - Dial 911 *

On January 1st, 2011, New Glasgow Regional Police Service assumed responsibility for policing in the Town of Trenton under a sale of service agreement between the two towns. We are pleased with the level of service delivery we are able to provide all citizens to make our communities safer.

The New Glasgow Regional Police Service takes pride in being a community-based police service. Community policing is not a particular program or a collection of programs, such as traffic law enforcement, drug enforcement and crime prevention. It is a philosophy of policing and a method of service delivery - a "mind-set" which forms the basis for the delivery of all police services.

The Patrol Section is vital to the operation of the New Glasgow Regional Police Service and provides around-the-clock patrols in the community. The Patrol Section is supported by the specialized units to provide the enhanced level of service our citizens are accustomed to:

Major Crime Unit investigates serious crimes such as sexual assault, break & enter, theft over $5000, fraud, armed robbery, homicide, & sudden death.

K-9 Unit assists with suspect tracking, criminal apprehension, drug searching, etc.

Traffic Unit provides education, awareness and enforcement in all traffic safety matters

Forensic Identification examines & processes physical evidence obtained at crime scenes

School Resource Officer works within the education environment & reviews matters involving students related to crime or potential crime to determine the best course of action

Emergency Response Team (ERT) - a highly trained & well-equipped special weapons team that responds to high risk critical incidents

Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Unit - investigates street-level illegal drug trafficking activities and other Pictou County community public safety priorities

Community Policing/Crime Prevention - anticipates, recognizes and appraises crime risk and initiates action to remove or reduce the crime through public education.


The New Glasgow Regional Police Service is pleased to be able to offer programs that support families and young people of our communities. Examples of such programs are:

D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) - a highly acclaimed program that gives students the skills they need to avoid involvement with drugs and violence. Millions of students around the world benefit from this education program and the students of New Glasgow and Trenton are no exception.

New Glasgow Police Youth Trooper program is an organization for youth ages 13 to 18. Members wear a full uniform, practice drills and maintain a strict code of discipline, dress and deportment. They work to achieve level badges and awards for performance as well as various certifications, such as First Aid & W.H.M.I.S.

It's that time of year again: the roads are covered with snow! Here are some important WINTER DRIVING TIPS. Drive safe!

The New Glasgow Regional Police Service is committed to improving relationships and building trust in our communities. Our Mission Statement states:

Our Police Service will work as a team, hand in hand with the community, to protect & maintain a safe society for all.”

At Full complement, Trenton Fire Department consists of 29 members. It is guided by a Chief, Deputy Chief, two Captains, and two Lieutenants.

Our mobile equipment consists of a 1994 - 1050 gpm Pumper, a 1983 - 840 gpm Pumper, and a 1990 utility support vehicle. We have 15 Scott self-contained breathing apparatus all with a spare air cylinder. All firefighters are equipped with a tone and voice-activated pager.

In-house training is held every second Monday evening beginning at 7:00 PM. Trenton is very active in the Pictou County Firefighters Association and uses the signed mutual aid agreement to our utmost advantage in the rural areas where hydrants are not as plentiful.

We are currently recruiting new members (male or female). Anyone interested is invited to drop by a training session to get a better idea of what is involved or see any member for more information and application form.

Trenton Fire Department
P.O. Box 1200
122 Main Street
Trenton, Nova Scotia
B0K 1X1

Phone: (902) 752-2993
Fax: (902) 752-0090

* In the case of an Emergency - Dial 911 *


Sewer System

Trenton's combined sewage system carries domestic and storm water to interceptor mains, which transmit waste to the East River Pollution Abatement Plant for treatment.

Vacant Houses During Winter

The Public Works department would like to urge homeowners who have vacant homes dur-ing the winter months to request their water be turned off. Whether the house is on the real estate market or the homeowner is away for an extended period of time, certain precautions should be taken. Please ensure your water lines are drained, this will prevent the water lines from freezing and splitting causing water damage to your property. If you are plan-ning to heat the home in your absence, your water lines should be safe from potential damage. Draining the water lines is the responsibility of the home owner; however, if you have any questions, please contact Blaine Murray, Director of Public Works at phone #: 902-752-6412.


Trenton has approximately 32 km of streets, most of which are paved, curbed and guttered. During winter, our snow removal operations are second to none in this area. Current access to the Trans-Canada Highway is either through New Glasgow or via the Trenton-Abercrombie Connector to Highway 106.

Snow Removal Policy

Public Works

During a snow storm, the emergency routes are plowed first for the safety and security of all Trenton residents. This route consists of Main Street, Duke Street, Maple Street, Park Road, Seventh Street, and part of Oak Street. These streets MUST be kept open for emergency vehicles. Depending on the severity of the snow storm, these may be the only streets plowed. When conditions become less severe the rest of the streets will be plowed. Also, all sidewalks must be plowed in the Town prior to the walking trails at Trenton Park. This work is handled by the Public Works Department and not by the Parks and Recreation staff. Parking lots are plowed after the snow storm or when all streets are plowed. This is a standard policy that has been in place for many years to make snow removal in the Town more efficient. We thank all residents for their understanding and acceptance of this matter.

Annual Town Clean-up

The Town of Trenton would like to advise residents that FALL clean-up has been discontinued as of 2013. For information regarding the annual SPRING CLEAN-UP for Pictou County, please visit the PICTOU COUNTY SOLID WASTE website or call the Waste Reduction Hotline at (902) 396-1495 during regular business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm).

Town of Trenton Public Works and Nova Enterprises Ltd. pose with the Town's new salt truck below! (May 2012)

Trenton Salt Truck

New Salt Truck

After Hours Emergencies

For after hours Public Works emergencies (ex: water line breaks, leaking water meters, etc.), please contact the New Glasgow Regional Police Services at 902-752-1941.

Trenton is served by a central water system supplied by several deep wells. A central treatment plant for the removal of iron and manganese was placed in operation in 1988, and a new reservoir was placed in service in 1989.

Water Department Information

The Town of Trenton's Water Department supplies the Town of Trenton and the County of Pictou (Hillside) with drinking water. To maintain our approvals to withdrawal water and operate the Water Treatment Plant we must perform a variety of chemical tests issued by the Department of Environment and Labour. These tests include weekly bacteria tests from three different locations approved by the Department of Environment and Labour. Chemical analysis for each well is done yearly and treated water is tested daily. Treated water is sent away to an approved laboratory quarterly for certain tests. We also monitor the quantity of water being pumped from each well. These are all measures to protect the water supply and the quality of the water to be able to meet the Canadian Drinking Standards. It has been over ten years since a Boil Water Advisory has been issued for the Town of Trenton.

The employees and council are committed to supply a safe drinking water. To help maintain the water quality, business and homeowners' can make sure their oil tanks are up to industry standards and are not leaking. Oil from leaking tanks and vehicles can enter the ground and may make their way to a well. This could possibly make the well unusable. This also pertains to pesticides and household cleaning supplies, which should be disposed in accordance with the Department of Environment and Labour. With the help of all Trenton residents, Council and the Water Department we can ensure a healthy water supply for the Town of Trenton for many years to come.

What should residents know about a boil water advisory?

This is just a reminder of the procedures taken and how the customers will be notified of the boil water order. Every week the Water Department tests for the presence of bacteria from three different locations (Reservoir, Cornish's Variety and Youth Center). The samples are taken to the hospital and put in an incubator for twenty-four hours. They are then checked for the presence of bacteria. If bacteria is present the Department of Environment and Labour is notified by the hospital and they tell us to issue boil water advisory. The Town would then broadcast this advisory over the radio and also in the newspaper. We may also put notices in the mail.

The Water Department would proceed to increase the amount of chlorine used for disinfection and flush some water mains to produce a higher chlorine residual in the distribution system. Samples would be taken each day to the hospital to be tested for bacteria. We need three days of bacteria free samples before the boil water advisory can be removed. The customers would be advised on the radio that the boil water advisory has ended.

During the boil water advisory, all water should be boiled for at least two minutes before using. This would include drinking, cooking, washing and for personal hygiene. In closing, the Water Department follows all regulations issued by the Department of Environment and Labour to ensure a safe drinking water supply for its customers.

Stan Vachal, Water Treatment Supervisor