The Canadian Police Centre for Missing and Exploited Children is comprised of two distinct Centres of expertise: the National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre (NCECC) and the National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains (NCMPUR). These Centres work together to provide investigative assistance to local, municipal, regional, national and international policing partners. As well, the NCECC and NCMPUR work together with non-government, government, and industry partners who are dedicated to assisting with these cases.
The National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains (NCMPUR) is being created to support law enforcement, medical examiners and chief coroners with missing persons and unidentified remains cases on a national level.
As part of its operations, the NCMPUR will manage:
The NCMPUR, which is under development, currently houses National Missing Children Operations (formerly known as National Missing Children Services) which remains a service created to assist law enforcement agencies in the investigation, location, and safe return of a missing child.
The Internet has changed the way child sexual exploitation offences are committed, investigated and prosecuted. The National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre (NCECC), an integral part of Canada’s National Police Services, was created in response to the recognition of the growing and disturbing crime of Internet-facilitated child sexual exploitation.
We are committed to reducing the vulnerability and exploitation of children by identifying victimized children; investigating and assisting in the prosecution of offenders; and strengthening the capacity of municipal, territorial, provincial, federal, and international policing partners through training, education, and investigative support.