Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST)
The Niagara Regional Police Service is a partner with the Border Enforcement Team, which is head by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
The Border Enforcement Security Task Force has been involved in numerous cross border investigations. The seizure of illegal firearms, illegal drugs, and money are the result of great working relationships and partnerships. The Niagara Regional Police Service is in its fourth year term with Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST).
Biker Enforcement Unit (BEU)
The Biker Enforcement Unit is an O.P.P. led Joint Forces Operation comprised of 17 law enforcement agencies including the Niagara Regional Police Service.
The BEU is committed to investigating and disrupting the organized criminal activities of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs through shared policing expertise throughout the Province of Ontario.
Provincial Anti-Terrorism Section (PATS)
PATS is an O.P.P. led Joint Forces Operation that has active participation from all the major police services in Ontario including the Niagara Regional Police Service.
PATS was established, in the aftermath of September 11th, 2001, in recognition of the fact that additional resources were needed to combat the threat of terrorism in Ontario. These investigators, within PATS, investigate criminal extremism throughout the province.
Provincial Weapons Enforcement Unit (PWEU)
PWEU is an O.P.P. led Joint Forces Operation made up of 14 law enforcement agencies including the Niagara Regional Police Service.
The mandate of the Unit is to identify persons involved in the illegal movement of firearms and to take enforcement action. This includes the offences of smuggling, trafficking and possession of “crime guns”. Many “crime guns” found or used in the commission of offences have their origins in the United States and PWEU has established a strong working relationship with their American counterparts.
Integrated Proceeds Of Crime (IPOC)
IPOC is a RCMP led Joint Forces Operation consisting of members from the RCMP and the Niagara Regional Police Service.
The Unit is mandated to investigate money laundering and currency smuggling activities and gather evidence to support the identification of these monies as proceeds of crime with the intention to seize and restrain these items for eventual forfeiture to the Crown.