In BC, the RCMP operates at all three levels: federal, provincial and municipal in all but 11 communities. In this structure, we have the ability to mobilize large numbers of police officers from within the province and across Canada in the case of a crisis, and access a wide range of specialized units to tackle local and cross jurisdictional crimes.

Through the integration of a number of specialized police services across BC, we have established an effective means by which to deal with cross-jurisdictional crimes and provide specialized services. While the officers working in these specialized integrated units come from different police forces, they remove their shoulder patches and work cohesively as a team when they arrive in the unit.

The RCMP is committed to further remove any boundaries that hamper the effectiveness of inter-jurisdictional law enforcement so every RCMP regional police office and detachment as well as police agency in BC has the strength of the entire RCMP behind it. To this end, we will continue to work with our partners at all levels of government to research, study and implement amalgamated police services across BC.

Integrated Units

Lower Mainland Traffic Safety Helicopter Program - Air 1 and Air 2
Air 1 helicopterThe Lower Mainland Traffic Safety Helicopter Program is the result of a partnership among the External link, opens in a new windowBC Government, RCMP and police departments in the Lower Mainland, and the External link, opens in a new windowInsurance Corporation of BC

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)
CIT LogoThe Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) is composed of representatives from health care, addiction centres, social workers, paramedics, RCMP and municipal police forces, and other first responder agencies who ensure that all mentally ill persons in crisis receive continuity of care from all services involved. The CIT training program reduces the potential for situations involving a mentally ill person to escalate and bridges the gaps between services to help the individual receive the best long term care possible ... more

Integrated Child Exploitation (ICE)
The Integrated Child Exploitation Team, (ICE) is addressing the growing demand for Child Pornography investigations culminating from the dramatic increase in this crime via the internet. The ultimate objective of this Team in conjunction with the RCMP Tech Crime Unit, is to identify and assist child victims of sexual abuse, identify those responsible for the abuse and to lay appropriate criminal charges for the assaults, creation of the images and their distribution.

External link, opens in a new windowIntegrated First Nations Unit (IFNU)
IFNU police carThe Integrated First Nations Policing Unit is an integrated policing unit established between the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and West Vancouver Police. IFNU has a mandate to provide enhanced policing services that are culturally sensitive and responsive to the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. The six officer unit is based in North Vancouver and responds to Squamish and Tsleil Waututh reserves in North Vancouver, West Vancouver and Squamish.

Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT)
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is responsible for homicide investigations, police involved shootings and in-custody deaths within the RCMP's Lower Mainland District. IHIT also serves four independent municipal police departments within this geographic area - Abbotsford, and New Westminster, making the unit one which is truly integrated. The unit operates as the homicide unit for each partner agency rather than an independent body. ...more

Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team (IMPACT)
IMPACT was established as the Auto Theft Task Force (ATTF) in 1998, and is the result of a cooperative agreement entered into by the Attorney General of British Columbia, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Independent Municipal Police Departments; and the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC).

British Columbia Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (E-INSET)
E-INSET help track, deter, disrupt and prevent criminal activities (major or minor offences) of terrorist groups or individuals who pose a threat to Canada’s national security.

E-INSET consists of representatives of the RCMP, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), Canadian Forces, Vancouver Police, South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Police Service, Victoria Police and Saanich Police. ...more

Integrated Road Safety Unit (IRSU)
An enforcement program that is committed to making British Columbia Roads the safest in the world. The IRSU team's sole mandate is to reduce carnage on our highways.  ... more

Integrated Forensic Identification Services (LMD - IFIS)
The men and women of the Integrated Forensic Identification Services (IFIS) are responsible for collecting, processing, analyzing and interpreting evidence found at the scene of a crime.

It is a painstaking job that requires years of special training and an eagle eye for detail. Often it is the evidence gathered by the forensic identification officers and assistants that leads to a guilty plea or a conviction in court.