Since the amalgamation of Peel Regional Police in 1974, The Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau have investigated a total of 414 Homicides. In 2015, there were 16 homicides with a 100% solvency rate - all investigations are achieved through the excellent work and support by many members of the organization and assistance from the community.
- To achieve a 100% solvency rate in homicide investigations.
- To improve the quality of life for all citizens by arresting and convicting the individuals responsible for these crimes.
- To provide assistance to other Peel Regional Police bureaus regarding Sudden Death and Missing Person investigations.
- To work closely with victim families to ensure they have the necessary help and support throughout this difficult time and process.
- Suspected homicides;
- Found human remains where suspicious circumstances exist;
- Missing Persons - where suspicious or unusual circumstances are present, or the subject is missing for a period exceeding thirty (30) days; the bureau shall monitor the investigation.
Role and Function
Major Case Management - all homicides are investigated in accordance with the Ontario Major Case Management System which ensures the sharing of information between investigations in a manner that is based on co-operation among individual police services.
Polygraph Bureau - is specialized for the purpose of providing added value and an additional resource to the officers conducting investigations.
Liaison to the Office of the Chief Coroner - the Homicide Bureau supplies an officer as a Coroner's Investigator to the Coroner's Complex in Toronto. They review all types of sudden death investigations, attend autopsies and prepare cases for inquests. They are a member of the Death Under 5 Review Committee and the Pediatric Death Review Committee.
If you would like to report any information in regards to a homicide investigation or missing person's case:
Phone: 905-453-3311 ext.3205