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.