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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Report a crime - I have information on what I think is a criminal activity, but on the mail/comments form I do not see a specific area where I can send this information. Should I send it anyway?

A: To report a crime, or for immediate police assistance, contact your local RCMP Detachment or the police service of jurisdiction in your area. If you reside outside Canada and assistance is required in Canada, your local police can request it from the appropriate Canadian agency. If you wish to submit information anonymously , when deemed appropriate, information is forwarded from this site to the appropriate area or agency - your geographic location is required for this process.

Q.Internet crime: How do I report what I consider to be criminal activity (e.g. hate literature) perpetrated over the Internet?

A:Crimes committed via the Internet are usually under the Criminal Code of Canada. The RCMP considers that criminal activities conducted via the Internet are traditional crimes that are committed through the use of an electronic communication device, and that investigations in such cases are the responsibility of municipal police departments. You should therefore file a complaint with your local police service and at the same time voice your concerns with the Internet Service Provider (ISP) hosting the offensive material. The Canadian Association of Internet Providers ( www.caip.ca ) would also welcome your comments or concerns in regards to Canadian ISPs.

Q. Reporting child pornography: While surfing the Internet, I have come across what I believe to be child pornography. Where do I report it?

A: To report online sexual exploitation of a child (i.e. child pornography, luring, child sex tourism, child prostitution), please visit CYBERTIP.ca and complete and submit the Reporting Form.

Note: Please see instructions for capturing and copying e-mail message source information (full Internet headers).

You may also want to voice your concerns with the Internet Service Provider (ISP) hosting the offensive material. The Canadian Association of Internet Providers ( www.caip.ca ) would also welcome your comments or concerns in regards to Canadian ISPs.

Q.Certified criminal record check: I want to request a certified criminal record check (work visa, immigration, border crossing permits) and need to know where to apply?

A: For information, please visit the Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services website.

Q. Contact member of the RCMP: I would like to contact an employee/member of the RCMP, can you please give me their email address?

A: Please forward your message to them via our Contact Us page. If the person you are trying to contact can be found on our internal system, we will forward your message to them.

Q.Complaints: How do I file a complaint against the RCMP?

A: For information, please see our Complaints page.

Q. Recruiting: I would like to join the RCMP. Where do I get information on the application procedure?

A: For information, please see our Recruiting page or contact your nearest recruiting centre .

Q. Wanted persons: Where do I find a file on wanted persons?

A: For information, please see the "Wanted by the RCMP" page.

Q. Musical Ride tour: Where is the RCMP Musical Ride Touring?

A: Please see our Tour schedule.

Q. News releases: Where do I find the latest news release?

A: For national news releases, please check out our " Newsroom " page.

Q. Access to Information: How do I make an Access to Information request?

A: For information, please visit the Access to Information and Privacy Branch website.

Q. Northwest Mounted Police: How do I find information about a relative who served in the North-West Mounted Police?

A: Please visit our Archives page for further information and instructions.