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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 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...
14 October 2016

Multi-agency response to bioterrorism incidents focus of INTERPOL exercise

AMMAN, Jordan – Strengthening the coordination of multi-agency responses to bioterrorism incidents was the focus of a live INTERPOL exercise.Under the framework of INTERPOL’s Operational Response Project, the five-day (2-6 October) exercise brought together forty-five Jordanian participants from law enforcement, specialist CBRNE teams, armed forces and pu...
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...
25 March 2016

INTERPOL holds bioterrorism workshop

LYON, France – Enhancing the capacity of authorities in Iraq to better prevent, detect and respond to biological threats was the focus of an INTERPOL workshop in Lyon.The workshop included representatives from the Iraqi National Monitoring Authority (INMA), Ministry of Defense, specialized CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives)...
11 May 2015

Boosting national efforts against match-fixing focus of INTERPOL-FIFA meeting in Canada

OTTAWA, Canada – Further enhancing Canada’s capacity to protect the integrity of sport and engage in international prevention efforts against match-fixing was the focus of a Partnership Development Meeting in Ottawa held under the auspices of INTERPOL and FIFA.Bringing together some 20 partners involved in the national prevention of match-fixing, the purp...
29 July 2014

Police across Canada supporting the Turn Back Crime campaign

LYON, France – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are the latest supporters of INTERPOL’s Turn Back Crime global awareness campaign, drawing attention to the role the general public can play in reducing the impact of crime.In a video message on behalf of ‘the Mounties’, RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson warns, “Organized crime groups are increasingly sophistic...
30 June 2014

Environment Canada and INTERPOL unite to fight pollution crimes

LYON, France – The forensic investigation of environmental pollution in developing countries is set to take a leap forward with the unveiling of an important new manual for law enforcement worldwide.The INTERPOL Pollution Crime Forensic Investigation Manual includes practical and low-cost methods to guide investigators through the forensic environmental i...
13 June 2014

INTERPOL pays tribute to fallen RCMP officers

LYON, France – INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble offered condolences on behalf of the world police body to the families and friends of the three members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who lost their lives last week.RCMP Constables Fabrice Georges Gevaudan, 45, David Joseph Ross, 32, and 40-year-old Douglas James Larche were laid to rest on...
11 June 2014

Canada requests INTERPOL global alert for dangerous escaped prisoners after helicopter jailbreak

LYON, France – At the request of Canada, INTERPOL has issued an international alert, or Orange Notice, after three prisoners escaped from a detention centre in Quebec using a helicopter.The three men, Yves Denis, aged 35, Denis Lefebvre, aged 53, and 49-year-old Serge Pomerleau who escaped on Saturday 7 June, were awaiting trial on charges related to drug...
07 November 2012

Global INTERPOL mobile tool to combat child sexual abuse launched with Canadian support

ROME, Italy – INTERPOL has launched the Victim Identification Laboratory, a global mobile investigative tool to assist in identifying and rescuing the victims of child sexual abuse, following an agreement with Canada.The laboratory is a mobile application which can be deployed at conferences, training courses and other law enforcement-related gatherings,...
04 June 2012

INTERPOL commends international police cooperation resulting in swift arrest of suspected Canadian killer

LYON, France ‒ The arrest in Germany of Luka Rocco Magnotta, a Canadian national suspected of murder and the subject of an INTERPOL Red Notice for internationally-wanted persons, highlights the essential role of international police cooperation and sharing intelligence in fugitive investigations, a senior INTERPOL official has said.At the request of Canad...
31 May 2012

INTERPOL issues Red Notice for suspected Canadian killer

LYON, France – At the request of Canadian authorities INTERPOL has today issued a Red Notice, or international wanted persons alert, for Luka Rocco Magnotta who is suspected of killing a man and posting body parts to various locations around Canada.29-year-old Magnotta, who is also known as Eric Clinton Newman or Vladimir Romanov, is believed to have fled...
26 April 2012

Fakes worth millions seized in INTERPOL-led operation across Americas

LYON, France – Fake goods including toys, computer software, clothing, beauty products, engine oil and cigarettes worth nearly 30 million US dollars have been seized in an INTERPOL-initiated and coordinated operation across 11 countries in the Americas.Codenamed Maya the two-week operation (1 – 15 March) saw more than 1,000 interventions by police, custom...
15 April 2011

INTERPOL hunt for international fugitives leads to numerous arrests across South America

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – An INTERPOL operation targeting 207 internationally-wanted fugitives wanted for serious crimes including murder, kidnapping, organized crime and child sexual abuse believed to be hiding in South America has led to arrests across the continent and new investigative leads established for almost a quarter.Investigative leads develop...
23 August 2010

Operation HAZ 2: North American operation against illicit transport of hazardous materials

The second operation of its kind against the illegal transportation of hazardous materials has seen Canadian and US authorities carry out inspections and enforcement actions.Targeting vehicles and vessels capable of transporting hazardous materials of all forms – including industrial chemical waste, the two-day operation (17-18 August) focused on major tr...
05 March 2010

INTERPOL co-ordinated operation targets illegal trade in wildlife medical products

LYON, France - An international operation co-ordinated by INTERPOL targeting the illegal trade in traditional medicines containing protected wildlife products has resulted in a series of arrests worldwide and the seizure of thousands of illegal medicines worth more than EUR 10 million.National wildlife enforcement authorities, police, customs and speciali...
19 November 2009

International operation combats online supply of counterfeit and illegal medicines

An international week of action targeting the online sale of counterfeit and illicit medicines has resulted in a series of arrests and the seizure of thousands of potentially harmful medical products.In response to an ever-increasing number of websites supplying dangerous and illegal medicines, Operation Pangea II involving 24 countries was co-ordinated b...
25 September 2009

INTERPOL co-ordinates landmark hazardous waste operation in North America

LYON, France – The first-ever international environmental initiative co-ordinated by INTERPOL against the illegal transportation of hazardous waste has seen Canadian and US authorities carry out an operation that saw hundreds of vehicles checked along their border.Targeting vehicles capable of transporting waste of all forms – including industrial chemica...
13 November 2008

Illegal online medicine suppliers targeted in first international Internet day of action

The first international Internet day of action co-ordinated by the Permanent Forum on International Pharmaceutical Crime, INTERPOL and the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) International Medical Products Anti-Counterfeiting Taskforce (IMPACT), targeting the illegal online sale of medicines to the public has resulted in a series of arrests and the seizure...

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