The National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains (NCMPUR)


The National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains (NCMPUR) is Canada's national centre that provides law enforcement, medical examiners and chief coroners with specialized investigative services in support of missing persons and unidentified remains investigations.

As part of its operations, the NCMPUR manages:

  • The national Missing Children/Persons and Unidentified Remains (MC/PUR) Database, which includes data on missing persons and unidentified remains investigations from across the country.
  • The provision of investigational advice and case analysis to law enforcement partners.
  • The national public website to provide information on selected cases to the public for the purposes of seeking tips on investigations.
  • The provision of enhanced specialized services to investigators of primary jurisdiction such as the Travel Reunification Program, and Facial Approximation, analysis and access to the National Missing Persons DNA Program

The NCMPUR resides within the RCMP's Canadian Police Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (CPCMEC).

See also the Executive Summary of the NCMPUR Privacy Impact Assessment.


In addition to the above services, the NCMPUR also:

  • Coordinates the National Amber Alert working group for Canadian police agencies.
  • Researches and compiles investigative best practices.
  • Develops training for police officers.
  • Authorizes the submission of DNA to the national databank for missing persons investigations.
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