Tackling organized crime in the Americas
Organized crime groups in the Americas engage in many crime areas, such as money laundering and trafficking in drugs, people or firearms. This brings violence, insecurity and economic loss to the region, enhanced by their connections with other crime networks across the world.
INTERPOL National Central Bureaus (NCBs) in the Americas have access to our unique range of policing tools, expertise, and global network. This enables them to provide a global viewpoint on the crime issues in the region, and help their national agencies protect their people, economies and national security.
INTERPOL in Canada
NCB Ottawa is the central connection between Canadian authorities and other INTERPOL member countries who require assistance for criminal investigations linked to Canada or for Canadian citizens.
The NCB provides national law enforcement with access to INTERPOL’s policing tools and services, including our wide range of global criminal databases. It is a crucial frontline responder for law enforcement matters ranging from urgent public safety issues to ‘next of kin’ notifications.
Sitting structurally in the International Policing Branch of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the NCB is staffed by police officers from a wide range of national law enforcement agencies, in addition to civilian and public service employees.
NCB Ottawa has made INTERPOL’s databases accessible to more than 66,000 officers from 380 police and law enforcement agencies across the country. This network expansion is part of a strategy to boost national security and prevent criminal activity in Canada.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is Canada’s national police force. Part of the Ministry of Public Safety Canada, it is a national, federal, provincial and municipal policing body, providing services to all Canadians and policing agencies.