Major Crimes Unit

The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit (MCU) manages and investigates:

  • homicides,
  • suspicious deaths, and
  • missing person cases where foul play is suspected.

Alberta's MCU is the largest in the RCMP and is one of the largest homicide units in Canada. There are more than 70 RCMP investigators and more than 30 civilian employees. They provide analytical, disclosure and administrative support.

MCU serves approximately 2 million Albertans, in all communities policed by the RCMP. MCU may also assist independent police services to investigate homicides and suspicious deaths in their communities.

MCU teams are located in Edmonton and Airdrie, each of which respond to investigations anywhere in Alberta.

Contact information

If you have any information that relates to an ongoing MCU investigation, contact your local RCMP detachment.

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