Implementing Cutting Edge Technology
for Law Enforcement
| Overview of the NCECC
The NCECC is part of the RCMP’s National Police Services, providing
services to the entire law enforcement community.
The NCECC is a national clearing house and coordination centre for all
international requests to conduct investigations in Canada related to child
sexual exploitation on the Internet. The NCECC helps develop policy and
provides many levels of support to law enforcement investigators across
Canada involved in files dealing with the sexual exploitation of children
on the Internet.
Child Exploitation Tracking System (CETS) -- Quick
- CETS was launched in April 2005 in collaboration with Microsoft
and the Toronto Police Service.
- The product is currently being used by 125 users representing 16
law enforcement agencies across the country.
- CETS is a secure database, housed within the RCMP’s NCECC
that serves as a repository of information and an investigative tool
in law enforcement’s fight against the online sexual exploitation
- CETS is a multi-faceted tool. It is a record management tool, a
secure bulletin board for the sharing of information among police agencies
and has the capability to engage a number of different systems such
as MapPoint, Netscan and MSN directories.
- CETS promotes safe information sharing over a secure network by
allowing police to match investigations that reference the same people
or online identities, helping to minimize duplication of effort across
- Microsoft Canada has established the CETS Centre of Excellence to
support the product and help determine which international agencies
will be authorized to use CETS.
| As part of the NCECC’s goal
to support all front line law enforcement officers across Canada
who specialize in these types of crimes, the NCECC identifies and
provides strategic services to its partners.
The following types of strategic services are available:
Canadian Image Database of Exploited Children (CIDEC) -- Quick
- One of the NCECC’s primary functions is to develop effective
methods of identifying and locating child victims, which has been deemed
a G8 commitment for Canada .
- Through CIDEC, the Centre will maintain a bank of images gathered
from across the country and will work with investigators from all police
agencies to identify victims.
- The primary goal of the relational database is to identify victims
from the seized images these units capture. In addition it will allow
the NCECC to check for known and identified images through the use
of their media digest values.
- A collection and submission process is being developed to capture
the images from every police agency that has worked on child exploitation
- The NCECC is currently developing the database and procuring the
software that will search image content and perform facial recognition.
- The NCECC will have a dedicated Victim Identification Unit with
four personnel to identify suspects and children.
Roll out of CIDEC is scheduled for August 2005.