The Major Crime Section is led by a Staff Sergeant in charge of the overall operation of the Major Crime Section. Police personnel include eight homicide/violent crime investigators, and two historical case investigators (one is the designated Missing Person Task Force).
The Homicide/Violent Crime Unit members investigate homicides, attempted homicides, aggravated assaults, suspicious deaths, all deaths occurring in police custody or any correctional facility, as well as all police officer shootings, whether death occurs or not.
Home invasions, kidnapping and life threatening assaults are investigated by this Unit. They are also responsible for any investigation not specified but requiring major crime investigators.
The Historical Case Unit investigates homicide and suspicious death files where all avenues of investigation have been exhausted by the initially assigned investigators. With the development of DNA testing, the potential of solving previously unsolved cases now exists.
Members maintain files on long term missing persons as well as assist the Homicide Unit with current investigations. One of the investigators is designated the missing person coordinator which is a provincially funded position. Investigators liaise with other Historical Case Units throughout Canada and meet with investigators from across Saskatchewan quarterly to compare and share information. (RCMP-Municipal Police Services).