Programs and services

National Division is responsible for policing 286 federal statutes and 17 sets of federal regulations including many aspects of local, national and international law enforcement.

Policing in the National Capital Region

The RCMP National Division protects the National Capital Region federal buildings and roads.

NCR Traffic Unit

The RCMP NCR Traffic Unit enforces laws and regulations relating to traffic, impaired driving, distracted driving, speeding, etc.

  • Impaired and distracted driving campaigns
    Throughout the year, we hold road safety awareness campaigns with other RCMP units or our partners (Ottawa Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police, Police de la Ville de Gatineau, Sûreté du Québec and the military police).

Demonstration and Special Events Unit

The RCMP Demonstration and Special Events Unit acts as facilitators or security advisors for events at federally-protected sites in the NCR. Every year, we manage about 500 demonstrations in the NCR. We ensure everyone's safety by coordinating with event organizers beforehand and monitoring the events as they unfold.

You can apply for an event permit through the City of Ottawa.

For Parliament Hill, please visit the Canadian Heritage website for general rules and contact information.

Parliamentary Protective Service

The Parliamentary Protective Service (PPS) was established on June 23, 2015. It handles physical security throughout the Parliamentary Precinct and the grounds of Parliament Hill. The RCMP has members affected to PPS.

Protective Policing Operations

The RCMP protects many Canadian VIPs in Canada and overseas. This includes the Prime Minister, the Governor General and their families. It also protects members of the diplomatic community and international VIPs visiting.

We also protect designated federal properties, including the Supreme Court building, Rideau Hall and the Prime Minister's residences.

The Emergency Response Team responds to high-threat incidents and supports other units.

For more information, please visit the Protective Policing Operations page.

Sensitive and International Investigations

The RCMP National Division investigates high profile cases that threaten Canada's integrity. For example:

  • international and domestic corruption
  • war crimes
  • immigration and passport investigations
  • money laundering, etc.

For more information, please visit the Sensitive and International Investigations page.

Cybercrime and technological crime

The RCMP National Division has one unit who investigate cybercrime and technological crime. Activities include:

  • mischief in relation to data
  • unauthorized use of computers
  • hacking
  • phishing
  • ransomware
  • support to federal investigations (seizure and analysis of any electronic device)
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