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Introduction to Major Case Management


Content Provider:
Royal Canadian Mounted Police


Length (in hours)
3 hours

Release Date
February 2022

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Thousands of major crimes such as homicides, kidnappings, or multi-victim white collar crimes are committed in Canada every year. Such cases often involve multiple witness, suspects, and legal challenges. Due to the volume of information involved in these cases, police must take a highly structured approach to the investigative process to ensure that the case is thoroughly investigated.

Introduction to Major Case Management will develop an awareness level of employee knowledge relating to the command structure of major case investigative teams and the 9 principles that should guide all major case investigations.

When you have completed this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the historical cases that gave rise to development of an MCM investigative structure
  • Identify and describe the roles within the Command Triangle
  • Summarize each of the 9 MCM principles
  • Identify the recommended practices required to carry out a major case investigation in accordance with MCM principles
  • Recognize the case law that guides MCM practices
  • Describe how the nine principles of MCM are applied to investigations, including an actual homicide investigation

Target Audience

Sworn Police, Police Services, Government and Other First Responders

Content Provider

Content for this course was provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.