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Crime Investigations

General Investigation Sections

  • Manage and investigate major criminal offences under the Criminal Code and federal and provincial statutes.
  • Investigators have an extensive background and experience in operational policing.
  • Major criminal investigations include homicide, violent crimes against persons, sexual assaults, break and enters, auto thefts, robberies, extortion and abduction, among others
  • Often called upon to assist local detachments in contract provinces and are an assistance agency in non-contract areas.

Serious Crime Section

  • Unique to British Columbia.
  • Conducts complex investigations relating to serious crimes (i.e.; homicide, armed robberies, violent sex offences, major thefts, and hostage/kidnap situations).

Major Crime Units

  • Supervise, investigate and assist with cases of homicides, attempted murders, suspicious deaths, member-involved deaths (police shootings, cell deaths), missing persons (where foul play is suspected), or any other serious or sensitive occurrence such as serial sexual assault investigations.
  • The case management system establishes guidelines that ensure: the basic objectives of documentation and preservation are met; managerial accountability; proper delegation of responsibilities; efficient and effective use of resources; auditable/consistent standards; and current procedure in the seizure and preservation of evidence.

To report a crime, or for immediate police assistance, contact your local RCMP detachment or the police force of jurisdiction in your area.