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The Major Crime Unit is dedicated to investigating:

  • Homicides,
  • Attempt Homicides,
  • All occurrences suspected to be homicide involving found human remains,
  • All missing person occurrences where circumstances indicate a strong possibility of foul play,
  • All child deaths under 5 years of age in partnership with the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit.

The Unit also reviews and investigates Cold Case files and assists with other non-major case files when required.

Duties of the Unit:

  • Prepare court briefs and assist the Ottawa Crown Attorney’s Office in the prosecution of homicides cases.

  • Prepare and execute Judicial Authorizations.

  • Assist victims of crime and their families.

  • Remain current on case law, charter issues, or other matters arising from the  courts which impact on major case investigations. 

The Major Crime Unit is committed to developing and maintaining an open and cooperative working relationships within the community on matters related to all Major Crime.

At a press conference in 2011, the Ottawa Police announced details of a new Public Rewards Policy , which enables the Ottawa Police Service to offer monetary rewards of up to $100,000 for information leading to arrests and convictions in unsolved files.

The Major Case Unit is looking to identify people related to their ongoing investigations. See the Ottawa Police Wanted list. 

If you have information that will help police solve a crime, please call 613-236-1222 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers: 613 233-TIPS (8477), toll free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Or text CRIMES (274637), keyword "tip252".