VIIMCU is an integrated police unit made up of contributions from the RCMP, Central Saanich (CSPS), Oak Bay (OBPD), Saanich (SPD) and Victoria (VicPD) police departments. The contributions consist of personnel (both sworn and civilian employees), equipment and funding. VIIMCU is currently comprised of 35 employees, which includes sworn and unsworn employees from the VIIMCU partner agencies.
As part of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) provincial Major Crime Section VIIMCU can make use of other specialized RCMP units and resources. The investigators who are assigned to VIIMCU are exposed to both traditional investigative avenues as well as non‐traditional and covert techniques.
VIIMCU was created in 2007 with the intention of gaining the benefits of integration, where an effective case management system would enhance communication and cooperation between the agencies in order to optimize and ensure success of major crime investigations.
VIIMCU conducts investigation originating in an area encompassing the majority of Vancouver Island, all of the Northern and Southern Gulf Islands, stretches of remote BC Coastline and Inlets north and northeast of Powell River. Through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), VIIMCU is also mandated to investigate these offences within the Capital Region. VIIMCU officers can also respond to assist throughout the province as directed by the Officer in Charge of the E Division Major Crime Section.
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