• INTERPOL Ottawa
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    13 June 1956
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© HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF CANADA as represented by the Solicitor General of Canada.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is the Canadian national police service and an agency of the Ministry of Public Safety Canada. It is a national, federal, provincial and municipal policing body, providing federal policing services to all Canadians and policing agencies.


Located in the capital Ottawa, the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Canada is part of the RCMP’s International Policing Branch. It is staffed by police officers, civilians, public service employees and police officers from Canadian law enforcement agencies. INTERPOL Ottawa national partners include Sûreté du Québec, Ontario Provincial Police, and the Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal (Montreal City Police Service).


INTERPOL Ottawa serves as the primary gateway for the Canadian law enforcement community to pursue criminal matters outside of Canada.  It also provides domestic law enforcement with access to INTERPOL policing tools and services such as :

  • INTERPOL's criminal databases for international checks on criminal records, passports, vehicle identification numbers, firearms etc.;
  • INTERPOL Notices to locate an international fugitive or missing person or to collect additional information about a person’s identity, location or activities in relation to a crime;
  • NCB coordination of the location, deportation or extradition of foreign fugitives in Canada or Canadian fugitives abroad;
  • Access to INTERPOL’s secure global police communications system called I-24/7, providing access to police forces in all INTERPOL member countries.  Canada was the first country to connect to I-24/7, in 2003.

Extending access to INTERPOL's tools and services

INTERPOL Ottawa has made INTERPOL databases accessible to more than 66,000 police officers from 380 police and law enforcement agencies across the country. This network expansion was part of a strategy to boost national security and prevent criminal activity in Canada.

Using INTERPOL's technology known as FIND, Canada created an interface between two key INTERPOL databases and the national Canadian police database. This means that police across a territory of 10 million square kilometres all have hands-on access to critical data onwanted persons and stolen and lost travel documents, in just seconds.

INTERPOL Ottawa in action
15 October 2018

Wildlife crime: experts recommend an integrated global response

LONDON, United Kingdom - An INTERPOL working meeting to define global strategy and coordinated action in tackling wildlife crime has closed in London with a call to boost multi-sector cooperation via INTERPOL.INTERPOL’s 29th Wildlife Crime Working Group meeting brought together 170 experts from wildlife and park authorities in 45 countries to pave the way...
15 June 2017

Tackling regional crime through global cooperation focus of INTERPOL meeting

SANTIAGO, Chile – Intelligence sharing and international collaboration against regional organized crime was the emphasis of a Fortaleza-CRIMJUST meeting hosted by Chile’s National Police – PDI and INTERPOL.Participants discussed ways to tackle transnational crime via INTERPOL’s Project Fortaleza and Project CRIMJUST, a European Union-funded initiative imp...
02 March 2017

Anti-wildlife trafficking operation results in global arrests and seizures

LYON, France – A global operation tackling the illegal trade in wildlife and timber has resulted in the identification of nearly 900 suspects and 1,300 seizures of illicit products worth an estimated USD 5.1 million.The results, announced ahead of World Wildlife Day (3 March), mark INTERPOL’s ongoing commitment to supporting its 190 member countries in co...
23 September 2016

Tackling organized crime in Latin America and Caribbean focus of INTERPOL meeting

WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao – Addressing the global problem of Latin American and Caribbean drug crime and its links to other serious crimes, particularly migrant smuggling and human trafficking, was the focus of INTERPOL’s third annual Project Fortaleza meeting held in the Curaçao capital. Project Fortaleza provides Latin American and Caribbean law enforcement w...
28 July 2016

More than 2,700 human trafficking victims rescued in INTERPOL-coordinated operation

An operation targeting human trafficking in South and Central America has resulted in the rescue of more than 2,700 victims, 134 arrests and the dismantling of at least seven organized crime networks.Coordinated by INTERPOL’s Regional Bureau for South America, Operation Intercops - Spartacus III was conducted in two parts, initially concentrating on three...
09 June 2016

Online sale of fake medicines and products targeted in INTERPOL operation

LYON, France - Fake cancer medication, substandard HIV and diabetes testing kits, counterfeit dental equipment and illicit surgical equipment – just a snapshot of the potentially life-threatening drugs and goods seized during INTERPOL’s Operation Pangea IX.Targeting the illicit online sale of medicines and medical devices and involving some 193 police, cu...
20 April 2016

Bringing key INTERPOL players to the forefront of international policing

Nothing illustrates the quality of a service more powerfully than the testimony of its users. With INTERPOL’s 12th annual Heads of National Central Bure...

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Age today: 63 years old
Nationality: Canada


Age today: 55 years old
Nationality: Pakistan , Canada


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  • 15th Americas Regional Conference - 1997 - Ottawa
  • 59th INTERPOL General Assembly - 27 September - 3 October 1990 - Ottawa
  • 40th INTERPOL General Assembly - 6-11 September 1971 - Ottawa


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