Nova Scotia Police Identity Management Act
In 2021 the Nova Scotia government enacted the Police Identity Management Act (PIMA) after the Portapique shooting in 2020.
PIMA has an impact on the film industry only when films are using specific police items that are in use by police agencies in Canada today. This means PIMA does not apply when using fictitious police items, historical items or items from police agencies from other countries, however, it is highly recommended to at least notify local law enforcement agencies when using, transporting and storing these items, even if they are fictitious, historical or from another country.
A Notification Of Dramatic Work form should be submitted when using police cruisers/vehicles, police uniforms, police badges, weapons, decorating an exterior location as a police station, emblem designs, etc.
Please download the Notification Of Dramatic Work forms by clicking the link below.
- the chief of police or commanding officer of the police agency in the jurisdiction where the dramatic work is to be performed;
- the chief administrative officer or clerk of the municipality where the dramatic work is to be performed.
Once the notice is complete, please email copies to the appropriate parties listed above.
It is highly recommended that the PM/Coordinator are copied on all notifications.
Please note - when submitting, the notice should be no less than 2 pages total.
Please keep a copy of the original form and email to indicate compliance if needed.