- The NACB delivers services from its site located in Ottawa.
The National Anti-Counterfeiting Bureau (NACB) is part of the RCMP's National Police Services (NPS) providing two areas of expertise: counterfeits and documents.
The counterfeits component examines suspect travel documents including passports and visas, as well as currency and credit cards, to determine if they are genuine.
- conducts forensic examinations of Canadian and foreign banknotes and coins, travel documents and payment cards; and
- classifies and records information pertaining to banknotes and counterfeit travel documents and disseminates this information to Canadian law enforcement, and to foreign partner agencies on a bilateral basis.
The documents section examines questioned documents to identify author, method of production, and if they have been altered.
- conducts handwriting and hand printing comparisons;
- establishes the means, media and materials used to produce documents (e.g. typewriters, computer printers, photocopiers, facsimiles, cheque writers, rubber stamps, and other graphic art media);
- determines alterations, additions or deletions of documents;
- restores documents damaged by fire, water or other substances; and
- detects and deciphers latent or partially hidden indentations