Criminal Intelligence Service Canada (CSIC)
Service Canadien du Renseignements Criminels
Criminal Intelligence Service Canada (CISC) is an organization that provides the facilities to unite the criminal intelligence units of Canadian law enforcement agencies in the fight against the spread of organized crime in Canada. CISC is comprised of a Central Bureau located in Ottawa and a system of nine Provincial Bureaux which are located in each province, with the exception of Prince Edward Island whose interests are served by the Nova Scotia Bureau. The Central Bureau functions on a national scale and the Provincial Bureaux operate within provincial boundaries.
Regular members of CISC consist of federal, provincial and municipal police forces in Canada that have full time intelligence units. They presently include the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Quebec Police Force, the Ontario Provincial Police, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and in excess of 85 municipal and regional police departments. The intelligence units of these law enforcement agencies supply their Provincial Bureaux with intelligence and raw data for further analysis and dissemination. The criminal intelligence shared is related to organized crime and any other major criminal phenomenon in Canada.
In addition to regular members, CISC also has associate members consisting of law enforcement agencies with a part-time intelligence unit and affiliate members which have investigative and enforcement personnel from the private sector and government.
The Central Bureau of CISC takes its direction from an Executive Committee, comprised of 20 Chiefs of Police and RCMP Commanding Officers from across Canada and chaired by the Commissioner of the RCMP. This Committee meets annually to review the operation of CISC and to decide on goals and priorities. The CISC Central Bureau monitors the progress of those priorities through the nine Provincial Bureaux. The Managers of those Provincial Bureaux meet annually with the Director of CISC to discuss organized crime issues and forward recommendations to the Executive Committee.
The staff of the Central Bureau consists of one civilian, 11 regular members, 3 public servants, and secondments from other police departments and government agencies.
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