Major Crime Unit
The Major Crime Unit (MCU) handles the investigations for all major criminal offenses, including: murder, attempted murder, sexual assaults, historical sexual assaults and fraud. They work closely with Public Prosecution Services, Victims Services, and other police agencies throughout the course of their investigations.
The Major Crime Unit is also responsible for all Domestic Violence incidents; they review and track all reported complaints and followup as required - investigations, statements, arrests and court testimony. They work in direct partnership with the CBRPS Domestic Violence Case Coordinator, participate in safety planning for victims, and conduct presentations on dating abuse and the impact of domestic abuse on youth, to school and university students. Outside partnerships are an important part of this work, including the Inter-Agency on Family Violence, Cape Breton Transition House, Victim Services, Children’s Aid Society and Corrections Services.
The Nova Scotia Department of Justice is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Brett Elizabeth MacKinnon. Anyone with information can contact the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.