Role of Law Enforcement

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General Principles

See also: Peace Officers

Police Powers

Authority by Police Type

See also: Peace Officers

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is the national police force.[1] They are peace officers for all jurisidctions in Canada.[2]

RCMP peace officers have "primary investigative jurisdiction concerning crimes committed in relation to national security or designated protected persons or designated protected sites".[3]

  1. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act (RCMPA), R.S.C., 1985, c. R-10, s. 3
  2. s. 3 and 11.1 RCMPA
  3. R v Seguin, 2016 ONCJ 441 (CanLII) at para 50
    Security Offences Act, RSC 1985, c S-7 at s. 2 and 6

Special Authorizations

See also: Acting in Authority

See Also