Vol. 79, No. 3
Cybercrime crackdown Reducing the risk and impact of cybercrime
Table of contents
Getting cyber smart
The recent global ransomware cyberattack that affected hundreds of thousands of victims as this issue was being finalized highlights what police agencies already know: cybercrimes are increasing in number and escalating in severity.
New radio system enhances public safety
In New Brunswick, speaking in code over the police radio was standard operating procedure for police officers. It was necessary to protect the privacy of calls from people listening in on scanners.
Help Richmond RCMP identify faces
Richmond RCMP is encouraging residents to "get their sleuth on" with the launch of its new website, Richmond Help Identify.
Delta police track fleeing vehicles with GPS
In the Vancouver, B.C., suburb of Delta, criminals can flee from police, but they can't get far.
Manitoba RCMP use passenger pods for remote rescue
RCMP in two northern Manitoba communities are now using a new rescue tool: off-road transport trailers for stranded residents and criminals.
Kathleen Vilac, a civilian member on the RCMP's Integrated Homicide Investigative Team in British Columbia, recalls one of the first cases she assisted as a member of the Digital Field Triage Program.
Behind the screen
In the office of the RCMP's Technological Crime Unit at National Division in Ottawa, a small request to open a USB key has turned into an animated discussion about protocol and process.
Cybercrime on the frontline
Frontline police officers in Nova Scotia are now being trained to handle cybercrime cases, thanks to a new RCMP-led workshop.
A mobile solution
The RCMP's Technological Crime Unit in Nova Scotia brings their expertise directly to crime scenes with a unique mobile lab.
The Internet has become an indispensible part of our lives — we can use it to pay bills, order food and even find love. But while its use has increased exponentially, so has its misuse by criminals.
Many skills, one goal
Located at the RCMP's National Division in Ottawa, the highly specialized Cybercrime Investigative Team was created in 2015 to investigate crimes where the computer or the technology is the target.
What's the greatest challenge in policing cybercrime?
Cybercrime is far from being a new phenomenon. Yet, even today, we hear things like "there's no likelihood of arrest."
Q & A
Hunting online predators
For the past five years, RCMP Cpl. Jared Clarke has worked as an investigator on Saskatchewan's Internet Child Exploitation team. His expertise has helped crack numerous cases — rescuing dozens of children from their abusers both locally and abroad.
Ask an expert
Crumbs of digital data
When it comes to technology and how it affects policing, RCMP communications data analyst Robert Aboumitri has a determination to innovate.
Just the facts
Stealing vehicles is a lucrative business for criminals in Canada. As a result, auto theft is an unfortunate reality that many Canadians deal with each year.
On the leading edge
Latest research in law enforcement
The following are excerpts from recent research related to justice and law enforcement and reflect the views and opinions of the authors and not necessarily those of the organizations for which they work.
Sharpening cyber skills
The Canadian Police College in Ottawa is trying to stay one step ahead of those cyber-criminals by adding a new course to their arsenal: the Cyber Crime Investigator's Course.
Fitness over age
It was in the midst of cancer treatments that Cst. Ellen Ruf decided to apply to the RCMP. The single mother of three had worked in an office for most of her life, often taking on two jobs to keep her family afloat.
When a new sexually explicit photo of a child is uploaded to the Internet, it's added to a vast collection of images that can be nearly impossible for police to find. Until now.
In Newfoundland and Labrador, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) aren't just a mode of transportation — they're a way of life. Off-road trails intersect forests and fields, connecting houses, neighbourhoods and communities.
Cst. Dwayne Pardy has a unique ability to connect with the residents of each community he works in, which isn't an easy feat as a relief officer in Canada's North.
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