The Ottawa Police Drug Unit enforces the provisions of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and other federal statutes. The Unit's mandate is to investigate drug offences that can range from street level drug trafficking to large scale investigations targeting Organized Crime groups responsible for the production/manufacturing, importation and distribution of large quantities of drugs in the City of Ottawa. The Drug Unit objectives are designed to educate and promote public awareness of the safety and health concerns that arise from the drug trade.
The Ottawa Police Drug Unit strives to establish and maintain productive relationships with other Law Enforcement agencies including other Municipal Services, OPP, RCMP and Canada Border Services Agency. The OPS Drug Unit also works very closely with numerous community stakeholders to identify drug trends and networks to effectively combat the illicit sale and diversion of prescription medication and precursors used in the production of synthetic drugs.