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

Note Taking

The taking of notes during the course of an investigation is not simply as an aide memoire. They have an obligation to make notes.

Intentional failure to make notes may have negative consequences if it associated with a Charter breach.[1]

  1. R. v. Vu, [2013] 3 SCR 657, 2013 SCC 60 (CanLII), para 70 - Officer intentionally avoided taking notes

Special Authorizations

See also: Acting in Authority

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