The Ottawa Police Collision Investigation Unit is responsible for investigating all fatal and serious life threatening motor vehicle collisions. They also assist the Major Crime Unit (which includes Homicide, Robbery, Sexual Assault etc..) and the Forensic Identification Section to create scale diagrams for outdoor crime scenes, utilizing a Total Station and other measuring techniques. Their other responsibilities include investigating hit and run/ fail to remain collisions.
Some of the techniques used by the Collision Investigators include:
If you have questions related to motor vehicle collisions and the related legislation under the Provincial Offences Act and the Criminal Code of Canada, contact the Collision Investigation Unit by phone at 613-236-1222, ext. 2481 between 7 am - 11 pm, Monday to Friday.