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DOCUMENT: Read the RCMP's orientation guide for National Security programs

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DOCUMENT: Read the RCMP's orientation guide for National Security programs

One of the more revealing documents that I have recived through an Access-to-Information request is the "National Security Criminal Investigations, Orientation Guide 2008". You can read and download the document below. I have chosen to publishing the document now, in the lead up to the launch of a new book on the G20, Infrastructure Critical by Alessandra Renzi & Greg Elmer. 

I worked on the book as a researcher and a large part of my work was untangling the alphabet soup of government agencies and departments that played a role in the security and intelligence gathering efforts that surrounded the 2010 summit of world leaders. 
One acronym that came up time and time again in my research was NSCI, National Security Criminal Investigations. This group with-in the RCMP runs several programs related to intelligence gatherings on the threats to National Security, This includes not only including terrorism, but many other so called threats, such as those posed by protest groups and aboriginal communities. NSCI runs the provincially based Integrated National Security Enforcement Teams(INSET), were a part of the Aboriginal Joint Intelligence Group.
However in my research I found the exact role, function and structure of the NSCI quite opaque and hard to determine. It was bitter sweet to receive the document below soon after the text book was finalized, as it gave me a much greater understanding of the NSCI.  
I am publishing the document here as a resource for any one who wants to develop a strong understanding of the RCMP's National Security operations.
The book launch will be taking place in Toronto this Thursday at the Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. West, from 7pm to 10pm.
To download the document click on the fourway arrow at the bottom left corner of the document window, a pop version of the document with more viewing options will appear, then click on "Original Document(PDF)" to download. 



Tim Groves is an investigative researcher and journalist based in Toronto. He can be reached at timgrovesreports [@] For more information on his work and writing, click here


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