Integrated Policing Units

Integrated units provide services to more than one jurisdiction. A unit may comprise officers from more than one police agency or from two or more levels of policing (i.e. federal, provincial, municipal). More than one police jurisdiction may fund an integrated unit.

Federal Integrated Units

Federal integrated units are funded primarily by the federal government. They may include members from independent municipal, RCMP municipal, provincial and federal forces. Federal integrated units are under Federal Serious and Organized Crime (FSOC). FSOC comprises multi-discipline units and no longer operate separately.

Provincial Integrated Units

Provincial integrated units are primarily funded by the provincial government. They may include members from independent municipal, RCMP municipal, provincial and federal forces. Provincial integrated units include the:

  • Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit
  • Integrated Road Safety Unit
  • Integrated Child Exploitation Team
  • Hate Crime Task Force
  • Integrated Sexual Predator Observation Team
  • Integrated Gang Task Force
  • Integrated Technological Crime Unit

Regional Integrated Units

Regional integrated units provide services to specific regions of the province. They may include members from independent municipal, RCMP municipal, provincial and federal forces. For example, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services provides service to all RCMP municipal and provincial policing jurisdiction in the RCMP Lower Mainland District.

Jurisdictions generally share the cost of these units based on a pre-determined funding formula.