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Chief Information Officer (CIO) Sector

Quick Facts

  • The CIO Sector employs more than 700 employees across the country
  • There are more than 1,400 radio base stations, 10,000 mobile radios and 11,000 portable radios in active use across the RCMP
  • Operational systems handle crime scene occurrences, intelligence gathering, criminal cases, investigations and tactical logistics


The CIO Sector, located at RCMP Headquarters in Ottawa, evolved from the Informatics Directorate, which was created in the early 1970s, to support technological developments and to accommodate changes to the RCMP strategic direction.

The CIO Sector is responsible for the RCMP's Information Management and Information Technology (IM/IT) program.

The program includes all information necessary to carry out the RCMP's mandate, as well as the systems used to access, communicate, record, share and manage this information. It also incorporates all manual and computer-based systems, wireless and wireline communications.

The CIO Sector supports an extensive client base due to its over-arching and functional responsibility for the RCMP's IM/IT program.

Clients include all RCMP employees, as well as the Canadian law enforcement community, criminal justice partners and agencies.