The Smiths Falls Police Criminal Investigations Branch was created in January 2006. Since that time, the unit has been actively involved in all major criminal investigations, including homicide, robbery, serious assaults, illegal weapons, sexual assaults, large frauds and drug investigations.

Part of the mandate of the unit is the exchange of information in the criminal intelligence community and other related police agencies. The unit is a member of the Criminal Intelligence Service of Ontario (CISO).

The unit is a support service to the Uniform Patrol Branch and assists with criminal investigations.


Our commitment to Officer improvement and training provides the Smiths Falls Police Service with an extensive set of skills and knowledge. This enables our service to conduct professional and thorough investigations by officers certified and trained in the following areas:

  • Breath Technician
  • Forensic Identification
  • Ground Search for Lost Persons
  • Accident Investigation
  • Sexual Assault Investigation
  • Domestic Violence Investigation
  • Scenes of Crime Officer
  • Major Case Management
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Emergency Planning/Management
  • DNA Officer
  • Intelligence Unit
  • Drug Unit
  • Sexual Assault Registry
  • Collision Reconstruction
  • Arson Investigation
  • Public Complaints Investigation/Resolution