Federal Policing Services
Our operational response is organized into 3 areas of priority:
Members of a cybercrime team investigate the most significant threats to Canada’s political, economic and social integrity that would negatively affect Canada’s reputation and economy, and has the capacity to target cyber-related criminal activity targeting the federal government, national critical infrastructure and key business assets.
The RCMP Cybercrime Strategy identifies and prioritizes cybercrime threats through intelligence collection and analysis; pursuing cybercrime through targeted enforcement and investigative action; and supporting cybercrime investigations with specialized skills, tools and training.
Under this broad lens, cybercrime is broken into two categories:
- technology-as-target - criminal offences targeting computers and other information technologies, such as those involving the unauthorized use of computers or mischief in relation to data
- technology-as-instrument - criminal offences where the internet and information technologies are instrumental in the commission of a crime, such as those involving fraud, identity theft, intellectual property infringements, money laundering, drug trafficking, human trafficking, organized crime or terrorist activities, child sexual exploitation or cyber bullying.
The Border Integrity program includes four detachment and two work site locations in O Division. Each work site consists of investigative teams dedicated to Border Integrity including Shiprider, an integrated operational approach to maritime law enforcement and security in shared waters (inland and coastal) between Canada and the U.S. The Shiprider program provides a more efficient means of securing both sides of the border while respecting citizen’s rights and the sovereignty of each country.
Transnational Serious and Organized Crime Operations (TSOC)
The Transnational Serious & Organized crime District Operations is comprised of 4 detachments (Ottawa, Hamilton-Niagara, Kitchener and London) and primarily focuses its operations on investigating criminal organizations based or operating outside the GTA. The investigations target criminal organizations who are relying on proceeds of crime in order to expand their criminal enterprise with an interprovincial or international nexus.
Money laundering is another important component of those investigations as it has a significant impact on the integrity of the country’s economy. The primary criminal activities of organized crime groups include illicit drug importation/trafficking and financial crimes.
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