The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) District is staffed by approximately 487 police members and about 250 civilians and support staff located at five sites in the area. As the provider of federal police services, the RCMP in Ontario mainly focuses its efforts on large-scale criminal activities and those that are a threat to Canada’s national security.
The GTA District encompasses the Municipality of Toronto, and surrounding municipalities and counties including Mississauga, the regional municipalities of Halton, Peel, Durham and York, and the counties of Muskoka, Northumberland, Peterborough, Haliburton, Victoria, Simcoe and Dufferin.
Serving the GTA Region of Central Ontario
255 Attwell Drive
Etobicoke, ON M9W 7G2
Telephone: (905) 405-3750
Toronto East (Bowmanville)
415 Baseline Road West
Bowmanville, ON L1C 4V7
Telephone: (905) 697-6000
Toronto North (Newmarket)
345 Harry Walker Parkway South
Newmarket, ON L3Y 8P6
Telephone: (905) 953-7267
Toronto West (Milton)
2755 High Point Drive
Milton, ON L9T 5E8
Telephone: (905) 876-9500
The mandate of the GTA District is the enforcement of federal statutes and the Criminal Code. The enforcement units are focused on the RCMP priorities of disrupting organized crime and terrorist activities. They are:
- Commercial Crime Section
Active in investigations related to bankruptcy, counterfeit currency, frauds against the federal government and other types of white-collar crime at the local, regional, provincial, national and international levels.
- Criminal Intelligence Section
A key service which supports both RCMP senior management and enforcement operations in the Division. Through intelligence-led policing, the mandate of this service is to gather and share intelligence that will effectively deter, detect and disrupt organized crime, and provides strategic direction in the deployment of resources.
- Customs and Excise Section
Investigates commercial smuggling enterprises including the illicit manufacture, importation, exportation and international transhipment of contraband goods, firearms, weapons and technology.
- Drug Section
Works to identify, target, investigate, disrupt, and dismantle the international, national/regional, and local drug trafficking organizations that are having the most significant impact in Canada. The aim is to prevent the importation, production, traffic and use of illicit drugs.
- Federal Enforcement Section
Combats organized crime through the enforcement of 270 federal statutes within four programs: Consumer Protection, Environmental Protection, Financial Loss to Government and Public Safety.
- Immigration and Passport Section
Prevents and combats illegal migrant smuggling, illegal immigration and misuse of Canadian passports and citizenship documents in Canada.
- Immigration Task Force (ITF)
This team is part of the GTA Immigration and Passport section and works closely with other police departments and partner agencies to apprehend high-risk migrant fugitives through teamwork and the effective use of intelligence.
- Protective Operations
The RCMP is federally mandated to provide protection to the Prime Minister, the Governor General, other members of the Canadian Executive, visiting Heads of State, Internationally Protected Persons and members of the Royal Family. Protective Operations is also responsible for: the protection of designated sites; Major Events; Canadian Air Carrier Security; Explosives Disposal; and Tactical Troop operations.
Protective Operations is dedicated in delivering professional protective services that ensure the safety of our protectees and the security of Canadian interests. This is accomplished through a combination of plainclothes and uniformed enforcement strategies.
Our members work closely with partners in the Ontario Provincial Police, municipal police services and various other law enforcement agencies in the region to cooperatively target crime.
Specific integrated units which are located in the GTA include:
- Integrated Counterfeit Enforcement Team (ICET)
In partnership with the Bank of Canada and working closely with other financial institutions, this team investigates the production, possession, and passing of counterfeit currency and payment cards.
- Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET)
INSET includes representatives of the RCMP, federal partners and agencies as well as provincial and municipal police services. This specialized team collects, analyzes and shares intelligence in order to detect, investigate and disrupt terrorist groups or individuals who pose a threat to Canada’s national security.
- Integrated Market Enforcement Team (IMET)
The GTA is home to three specialized IMET teams. These teams strengthen the law enforcement community's ability to detect, investigate, prosecute, and deter capital markets fraud by focusing resources on the most serious market related crimes.
- Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU)
The GTA CFSEU is a joint-force operation tasked with the mandate to expose, investigate, prosecute, dismantle, and disrupt organized criminal enterprises. The Unit also works closely with other organized crime enforcement units at the national and international levels.
- Integrated Proceeds of Crime (IPOC)
The IPOC Units identify and restrain illicit wealth as well as investigating money laundering activities.
Members posted to the GTA District participate in numerous charitable and community events and ceremonial functions across the area. From making appearances in the famous Mountie Red Serge at ceremonies such as inductions into the Toronto Hall of Fame and the Ontario Police Memorial March to volunteering to coach children’s sports teams, RCMP members play an active role in the communities they serve.