The main responsibility of the Hamilton Police Service’s Investigative Services Division, is to provide investigative and specialized support to frontline officers. The Division consists of several specialized units that investigate crimes such as homicide, robbery, sexual assault, child abuse, drugs, guns and gangs, human trafficking and fraud.

Reduction in violent crimes and the impact of these crimes on the Hamilton community is the major focus of the Division.  Additionally, the Division provides assistance to victims of crimes or other circumstances.  The Investigative Services Division continues to achieve a high level of success and this is attributed to the dedication and expertise of the officers assigned to this area.

Specialized Units

Forensic Services

  • Video Analysts
  • Forensic Video Analysts
  • Crimes Scene Processing·
  • AFIS
  • Crime Lab
  • DNA Co-ordinator
  • Digital Imaging Section
  • Scenes of Crime
  • Blood Spatter Analysis
  • Electronic Facial Composites
  • Fingerprint Clearances
  • Crime Photography and Imaging



  • Surveillance
  • Biker Enforcement Unit
  • Hate Crime
  • Fugitive Apprehension Unit
  • Proceeds
  • Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.)
  • Provincial Weapons Enforcement
  • Source Management
  • Technical Support
  • Asset Forfeiture
  • Sex Offender Registry
  • High Risk Offender Unit
  • Corrections Canada Liaison

Vice & Drugs

  • Human Trafficking
  • Gangs and Weapons Unit
  • Vice and Drug Unit
  • Alcohol and Gaming
  • Internet Child Exploitation Unit


Victims of Crime

  • Sexual Assault
  • Child Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Missing Persons
  • Seniors



  • Coroner’s Branch
  • Powercase
  • Polygraph
  • Homicide



(Break Enter Auto Theft and Robbery Unit)

  • DNA Warrant Writer
  • Pawn Officer
  • Scrap Metal Investigations
  • Arson Investigator
  • Auto Theft


Major Fraud

  • Technological Crime Unit
  • Fraud Branch


Contact Us

Commander-in-charge Supt. Ryan Diodati

155 King William Street

Box 1060, LCD1

Hamilton, Ontario L8N 4C1

Phone (905)546.3800
Fax (905)546-4765

Inspector Dave Hennick

155 King William Street

Box 1060, LCD1

Hamilton, Ontario L8N 4C1

Phone (905)546-3803
Fax (905)546-4765