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Hamilton/Niagara Regional Detachment

Hamilton Niagara Regional DetachmentHamilton Niagara Regional Detachment is located within the "Golden Horseshoe", adjacent to Lake Ontario and is responsible for enforcement in the following Municipalities:

The Region of Niagara, the City of Hamilton, Haldimand, Norfolk and Brant Counties as well as Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. Major centres include Hamilton at the western point of Lake Ontario to Niagara Falls / Fort Erie to the East and Brantford / Simcoe to the South. Other notable centres include Waterdown and St. Catharines.

The population of this area is approximately 1.5 million collectively, with strong growth anticipated to continue in the next ten years.

The Hamilton and Niagara Regions have convenient access to major urban centres in Ontario and to the USA via the Queen Elizabeth Way (Q.E.W.), Highways 8, 20 and 53 which serve as major transportation corridors.

Serving the Hamilton Niagara Region of Southwestern Ontario

Contact Us

Physical Address:
777 Highway # 8
Stoney Creek, ON
L8E 5J4

Telephone: (905) 643-5800
Fax: (905) 643-5932

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 10070
Winona, ON
L8E 5R1

The mandate of the Hamilton Niagara Regional Detachment is to enforce Federal Statutes and the Criminal Code of Canada. Enforcement units focus on the RCMP priorities of disrupting organized crime and terrorist activities and are divided as follows:

  • 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.

  • Customs and Excise Section
    Investigates commercial smuggling enterprises including the illicit manufacture, importation, exportation and international transhipment of contraband goods, firearms, weapons and technology.

  • Integrated Proceeds of Crime (IPOC) Unit
    The IPOC Units identify and restrain illicit wealth as well as investigating money laundering activities.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • National Ports Enforcement Team (NPET)
    This unit is responsible for patrolling the Port of Hamilton, to enforce laws relating to organized crime , national security and other Federal Statutes. This is an RCMP integrated initiative with the Hamilton Police Service and Canada Border Services Agency.

  • Integrated Border Enforcement Team (IBET)
    The Niagara Frontier IBET is one of 16 teams across the country and one of five in Ontario (“O” Division). These teams are multi-agency law enforcement bodies harmonizing Canadian and U.S. efforts to target cross-border criminal activity and a need to enhance border integrity.

  • Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit-Golden Horseshoe
    CFSEU-GH is a joint-force operation tasked with the mandate to expose, investigate, prosecute, dismantle, and disrupt organized criminal enterprises. The unit works closely with Hamilton Police Service, Halton Regional Police Service, Niagara Police Service and Canada Border Services Agency as well as with other organized crime enforcement units at the national and international levels.

Partnerships

Photo courtesy of the city of Hamilton
Photo courtesy of the city of Hamilton

Members of Hamilton Niagara Regional Detachment regularly work alongside law enforcement partners in the region. Some of these partners include, Canada Border Services Agency, CN Police, Hamilton Police Service, Niagara Regional Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police, Brantford Police Service, Canada Revenue Agency, Ontario Ministry of Revenue, Six Nations Police Service, United States Homeland Security, United States Customs, and United States Border Patrol.

Because of our proximity to the USA, border integrity is a major component of our duties. Given that the border in our jurisdiction is located entirely within the confines of the Great Lakes, marine patrols are common place and in many instances are conducted in concert with our partners.

Community Contributions

The members and staff of the Hamilton Niagara Regional Detachment participate in numerous community activities and events, including Remembrance Day ceremonies, the Racing Against Drugs Crime Prevention Program, attendance at Citizenship Courts and First Nations Liaison.

Niagara Falls, Ontario

The Detachment also promotes crime prevention through media releases and educational information sessions for schools and citizens. Several members volunteer their time at area schools with the literacy program; “Running & Reading”.

In addition to serving the community as coaches and volunteers, members are also proud to participate in such programs as the Annual Fire Department/Police Food Drive, in support of local food banks, the Law Enforcement Torch Run, for Special Olympics, and by helping special needs athletes compete in various sporting activities.