Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit – British Columbia
|Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit - British Columbia|
|Motto||Consociati In Mandato
Allied in Mandate
|Formed||April 1, 2004|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Operations jurisdiction*||Province of British Columbia, Canada|
|Constituting instrument||BC Police Act|
|Elected officer responsible||The Honourable Mike Morris, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General of British Columbia|
|Agency executive||Chief Superintendent Kevin Hackett (RCMP), Chief Officer - CFSEU|
|Parent agency||RCMP "E" Division|
|* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.|
The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit – British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) was established in 2004 to facilitate the disruption and suppression of organized crime in BC and to support municipal police departments when public safety is deemed to be a priority. It is a part of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) "E" Division Federal Business Lines that is mandated to provide support and investigation into complex and diverse criminal activities in BC. It is modelled after other CFSEU units across the country and is currently staffed by RCMP officers and seconded officers from all 11 municipal police forces and the Transit Police in British Columbia.
As part of an integrated policing approach, CFSEU-BC had undergone undercover operations, seized firearms, illegal drugs, cash and provided support in the rescue of Graham McMynn, son of businessman Robert McMynn.
The primary mandate of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit is to expose, investigate, prosecute, dismantle, and disrupt organized criminal enterprises. The second mandate is to share intelligence with partners and to cooperate with, and assist other organized crime enforcement units at the national and international levels.
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