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Criminal Investigations


The Criminal Investigation Branch is found within Criminal Investigation Services of the Investigation and Support Bureau, Investigations and Organized Crime Command.

The C.I.B. is responsible for the investigation of homicides, attempt murders, kidnappings, extradition proceedings, and other major criminal investigations within OPP jurisdiction. Investigators within the C.I.B. also provide major case management and specialized investigative expertise for other serious criminal investigations as assigned by the Senior Command of the OPP. The C.I.B. provides investigative services to assist Municipal Police Services on the direction of the Solicitor General, request from the Crown Attorney, or at the request of the Municipal Police Service. C.I.B. also has a standing agreement with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulatory to assist them when requested for any major criminal investigation.

The C.I.B. is mandated under the Coroner’s Act to provide assistance to the Coroner in investigating deaths or inquests.  The Kingston Penitentiary Inquest Unit manages investigations for the Office of the Chief Coroner regarding in-custody death inquests in Ontario penitentiaries.  The Provincial Inquest Coordinator monitors and coordinates inquests throughout the province and provides investigative support and training to investigators and coroner’s constables.

The C.I.B. Penitentiary Squad is responsible for investigating major criminal incidents within Federal Penitentiaries in Eastern Ontario. The Squad is a partnership made up of OPP, Kingston Police Service and RCMP investigators.

The C.I.B. Risk Offender Enforcement Unit (R.O.E.) is dedicated to providing quality investigation, enforcement and monitoring of high-risk offenders upon release.   The R.O.E. unit helps to ensure that those who are released into the community are effectively monitored.   The R.O.E Unit’s specialized service is available to all Police Agencies in Ontario.