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Encyclopedia > Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Crest of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Active 1873-present
Country Canada
Role National Police Force
Size 24,578
Garrison/HQ A Division - National Capital
B Division - Newfoundland and Labrador
C Division - Quebec
D Division - Manitoba
E Division - British Columbia
F Division - Saskatchewan
G Division - Northwest Territories
H Division - Nova Scotia
J Division - New Brunswick
K Division - Alberta
L Division - Prince Edward Island
M Division - Yukon
O Division - Ontario
T Division - Depot
V Division - Nunavut
Nickname The Mounties
Motto Maintiens le droit ("Uphold the Law")
(lit Maintain the Right)
Battle honours see Battle Honours
Commanders
Current
commander
William J. S. Elliott (Commissioner)
Honorary Commissioner HM The Queen
Insignia
Shoulder Flash
Tartan RCMP (pipes and drums)

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) (French: Gendarmerie Royale du Canada (GRC); literally "Royal Gendarmery/Gendarmerie of Canada") is both the federal and national police force of Canada. With an on-strength establishment of 24,578 personnel as of January 1, 2007, it is also the largest police force in Canada.[1]. R.C.M.P. was a Canadian television drama series about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. ... EVAN FRISKE WAS HERE ! File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A battle honour is a military tradition practiced in the Commonwealth countries of the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand and is an official acknowledgement rewarded to military units for their achievements in specific wars or operations of a military campaign. ... RCMP redirects here. ... William J. S. Elliott, COM is the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A gendarmerie or gendarmery (pronounced ) is a military body charged with police duties among civilian populations. ... A gendarmerie or gendarmery (pronounced ) is a military body charged with police duties among civilian populations. ... Federal police agencies are responsible for the enforcement of federal laws in countries with a federal constitution. ... National police are the primary source of law enforcement activities in some countries, such as Italy, France and Japan, and are organised on a national basis. ...


The RCMP was formed in 1920 by the merger of the Royal North West Mounted Police (RNWMP, founded 1873) with the Dominion Police (founded 1868). The former was originally named the North West Mounted Police (NWMP) and was given the "Royal" title in 1904. Much of the present-day organization's symbology has been inherited from its days as the NWMP, including the distinctive Red Serge uniform, paramilitary heritage, and mythos as a frontier force. In 1868 the Dominion Police began as a police force protecting the Parliament Buildings on Parliament Hill in Ottawa (now covered by security guards for the House of Commons) and by 1911 it served as Canadas eastern police force. ... This is a list of Canadian organizations with designated royal status and/or under the patronage of members of the Canadian Royal Family, listed by the king or queen who granted the designation. ... Red Serge - NWMP K Troop (reenactors) The Red Serge is the formal and ceremonial uniform of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. ...


Members of the RCMP (and the NWMP before it) are colloquially known as Mounties. Internally, the organization is referred to as "The Force", and members of the force are referred to as "Members".

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Responsibilities

The RCMP are closely associated with the Red Serge tunic and Stetson as shown here at Expo 67 in Montreal.

As the federal police force of Canada, the RCMP is responsible for enforcing federal laws. Unlike most other federal police forces, however, it also has a major role in front-line policing throughout the country. Although the provinces of Canada are constitutionally responsible for law and order, eight of them have chosen to contract most or all of their policing responsibilities to the RCMP. The RCMP consequently operates under the direction of the provinces in regard to provincial and municipal law enforcement. The exceptions are Ontario, Quebec, and parts of Newfoundland and Labrador, which have retained their own provincial police forces: the Ontario Provincial Police, the Sûreté du Québec, and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, respectively. In Canada's three territories, the RCMP serves as the sole territorial police force. Additionally, many municipalities throughout Canada contract the RCMP to serve as their police force. Image File history File links RCMP_officer_Expo_67. ... Image File history File links RCMP_officer_Expo_67. ... Red Serge - NWMP K Troop (reenactors) The Red Serge is the formal and ceremonial uniform of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. ... A USMC drill instructor wearing a campaign hat A Canadian Mountie wearing the familiar Stetson and Red Serge tunic at Expo 67 in Montreal. ... The 1967 International and Universal Exposition, or simply Expo 67 was the General Exhibition Category 1 Worlds Fair held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from April 27 to October 29, 1967. ... Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 107 Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... This article is about the Canadian province. ... This article is about the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... The Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P.) is the provincial police force for the province of Ontario, Canada. ... The Sûreté du Québec or SQ. (French for Surety of Quebec, but usually transliterated as Quebec Provincial Police) is the provincial police force of Quebec. ... RNC crest RNC patch The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) is the provincial police force of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. ... The phrase Territorial Police Force varies in precise meaning according to the country to which it is related, generally distinguishing a force whose area of responsibility is defined by sub-national boundaries from others which deal with the entire country or a restricted range of crime. ...


Accordingly, the RCMP is responsible for an unusually large breadth of duties, from policing in isolated rural towns, the far North and urban areas; protection service for the Prime Minister and the Canadian government, visiting dignitaries, and diplomatic missions; enforcement of federal laws, including wire fraud, counterfeiting, and other related matters; counterterrorism and domestic security; and various international policing efforts. The RCMP Security Service was a specialized political intelligence and counterintelligence branch with national security responsibilities. The Security Service was replaced with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service in 1984 following revelations of illegal covert operations relating to the Quebec separatist movement.[2] The National Protective Security Program is part of the Protective Policing provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. ... RCMP Security Service was once responsible for intelligence and counter-intelligence activities for Canada. ... “CSIS” redirects here. ... From The U.S. Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms - Joint Publication JP1-02 dated 05 January 2007: Covert Operation: An operation that is so planned and executed as to conceal the identity of or permit plausible denial by the sponsor. ... The province of Quebec shown in red. ...


History

The predecessor of the RCMP, the North West Mounted Police (NWMP) was created on May 23, 1873, by Sir John A. Macdonald, the first Prime Minister of Canada, with the intent of bringing law and order to (and asserting Canadian sovereignty over) the North-West Territories (which then included modern day Alberta, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, and most of modern Manitoba). This need was particularly urgent with reports of American whisky traders, in particular those of Fort Whoop-Up, causing trouble in the region, culminating in the Cypress Hills Massacre. The force was initially to be called the North West Mounted Rifles, but that was rejected as too military in nature, Macdonald fearing that this could antagonize both the First Nations and the Americans. Acting on a suggestion in his cabinet, Macdonald had the force wear red uniforms. The force was organized like a British cavalry regiment and still maintains some of the traditions of those units, like the well known Canadian Musical Ride, to this day. is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... For other persons named John Alexander Macdonald, see John Alexander Macdonald (disambiguation). ... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the Minister of the Crown who is head of the Government of Canada. ... ... For other uses, see Alberta (disambiguation). ... For the Canadian federal electoral district, see Nunavut (electoral district). ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Official languages English French (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 14 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 15, 1870 (5th) Area  Ranked 8th Total 647,797... Fort Whoop-Up (officially known as Fort Hamilton) was the nickname given to a whiskey trading post near Lethbridge, Alberta, which during the late 1800s served as a centre for various illegal activities. ... The Cypress Hills massacre was a massacre which occurred on June 1, 1873 in the Cypress Hills region of Battle Creek, Saskatchewan, involving a group of American wolf hunters or wolfers, American and Canadian whiskey traders, Métis cargo haulders or freighters and a camp of Nakoda (or Assiniboine) people. ... First Nations is a Canadian term of ethnicity which refers to the aboriginal peoples located in what is now Canada, and their descendants who are neither Inuit nor Métis. ... Not to be confused with Golgotha, which was called Calvary. ... British regiment A regiment is a military unit, consisting of a variable number of battalions - commanded by a colonel. ... The Musical Ride of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is a formal event showcasing the equestrian skills performed by thirty-six cavalry who are regular Members of the Force. ...

NWMP Lancer, 1875.
NWMP Lancer, 1875.

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Early activities

The initial force, commanded by Colonel George Arthur French, set out from Fort Dufferin, Manitoba on July 8, 1874 on a march to what is now Alberta. The group was comprised of 22 officers, 287 men — called Constables and Sub-Constables — 310 horses, 67 wagons, 114 ox-carts, 18 yoke of oxen, 50 cows and 40 calves[3]. An account of the journey was recorded in the pictures of Henri Julien, an artist from the Canadian Illustrated News, who accompanied the expedition. George Arthur French Sir George Arthur French, KCMG (19 June 1841 – 7 July 1921) served as the second Commissioner of the North West Mounted Police, from October 18, 1873, to July 21, 1876. ... is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Henri Julien (1852-1908) was born in Quebec City but in 1869 he moved with his family to Montreal where he apprenticed for an engraving firm and later became an artist and cartoonist for the Canadian Illustrated News. ...


Historians have theorized that failure of the 1874 "March West" would not have ended the Canadian federal government's vision of settling the country's western plains, but would have delayed it for many years. In particular, a failure would have encouraged the Canadian Pacific Railway to seek a route for its transcontinental railway that went through the well-mapped and partially settled valley of the North Saskatchewan River, touching on Prince Albert, Battleford and Edmonton. There would have been no economic reason for the creation of cities like Brandon, Regina, Moose Jaw, Swift Current, Medicine Hat and Calgary. That, in turn, would have tempted American expansionists to make a play for the Canadian prairies' flat, empty southern regions. In effect, the history of Canada would have been radically different had French and his men failed. An eastbound CPR freight at Stoney Creek Bridge in Rogers Pass. ... The North Saskatchewan River is a glacier-fed river flowing east from the Canadian Rockies to Lake Winnipeg. ... Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Prince Consort to Queen Victoria Prince Albert is the third-largest city in Saskatchewan, Canada. ... Battleford is a town located just across the river from North Battleford, Saskatchewan. ... For other places with the same name, see Edmonton (disambiguation). ... Brandon Manitoba, a city in southwestern Manitoba, Canada. ... Nickname: Motto: Floreat Regina (Let Regina Flourish) Location of Regina in the SE quadrant of Saskatchewan Coordinates: , Country Province District Municipality of Sherwood Established 1882 Government  - City Mayor Pat Fiacco  - Governing body Regina City Council  - MPs Dave Batters Ralph Goodale Tom Lukiwski Andrew Scheer  - MLAs Trent Wotherspoon Kevin Yates Kim... Moose Jaw is a city in south central Saskatchewan, Canada on the Moose Jaw River west of Regina. ... Swift Current is a small city in the southwestern region of Saskatchewan, Canada. ... Medicine Hat is a city of about 50,000 people located in the southeastern part of the province of Alberta, Canada on the Trans-Canada Highway Number 1 and on the South Saskatchewan River. ... This article is about the Canadian city. ... For other uses, see Prairie (disambiguation). ...


The NWMP's early activities included containing the whisky trade and enforcing agreements with the First Nations peoples. To that end, the commanding officer of the force arranged to be sworn in as a justice of the peace, which allowed for magisterial authority in the Mounties' jurisdiction. In the early years, the force's dedication to enforcing the law on the First Nations peoples' behalf impressed them enough to encourage good relations. In the summer of 1876, Sitting Bull and thousands of Sioux were fleeing the US Military to southern Saskatchewan, and James Morrow Walsh of the NWMP was charged with maintaining control in the large Sioux settlement at Wood Mountain. Walsh and Sitting Bull became good friends, and the peace at Wood Mountain was maintained. In 1885, the NWMP helped to quell the North-West Rebellion led by Louis Riel. The commanding officer (CO) is the officer in command of a military unit. ... A justice of the peace (JP) is a puisne judicial officer appointed by means of a commission to keep the peace. ... Sitting Bull (Sioux: Tatanka Iyotake or Tatanka Iyotanka or Ta-Tanka I-Yotank, first named Slon-he, (Slow), (c. ... The Sioux (pronounced ) are a Native American and First Nations people. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... James Morrow Walsh, (22 May 1840 – 25 July 1905) was a North West Mounted Police (NWMP) officer and the first Commissioner of the Yukon Territory. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... wwwww Combatants Dominion of Canada • Métis Provisional Government •Cree–Assiniboine Natives Commanders Leif Crozier Frederick Middleton William Otter Thomas Bland Strange Sam Steele Big Bear Fine-Day Gabriel Dumont Louis Riel Wandering Spirit The North-West Rebellion (or North-West Resistance or the Saskatchewan Rebellion) of 1885 was a... For the opera, see Louis Riel (opera). ...


Klondike Gold Rush

NWMP officers, Yukon, 1900.
NWMP officers, Yukon, 1900.

In 1894, concerned about the influx of American miners and the liquor trade, the Canadian government sent inspector Charles Constantine to report on conditions in the Yukon. Constantine correctly forecast a coming gold rush and urgently recommended sending a force to secure Canadian sovereignty and collect customs duties. He returned the following year with a force of 20 men. The NWMP distinguished itself during the Klondike gold rush (started in 1896) under the command of Constantine and his successor in 1898, the more famous Sam Steele. The NWMP made the Klondike gold rush one of the most peaceful and orderly such affairs in history. The NWMP not only enforced criminal law, but also collected customs duties, established a number of rules such as the "ton of goods" requirement for prospectors to enter the Yukon to avoid another famine, mandatory boat inspections for those wanting to travel the Yukon River, and created the "Blue ticket" used to expel undesirables from the Klondike. The Mounties did tolerate certain illegal activities such as gambling and prostitution. Also, the force did not succeed in its attempt to establish order and Canadian sovereignty in Skagway, Alaska at the head of the Lynn Canal, and instead created the customs post at the summit of the Chilkoot Pass. Ironically, the dissolution of the NWMP was being discussed around that time in Parliament, but the Mounties' conduct so impressed the gold rush prospectors that the force became famous around the world, ensuring its continuation. Image File history File links Nwmp_1900. ... Image File history File links Nwmp_1900. ... This article is about Yukon Territory in Canada. ... Charles Constantine (13 November 1846 – 5 May 1912) was a Canadian Northwest Mounted Police officer and superintendent. ... This article is about Yukon Territory in Canada. ... A typical gold mining operation, on Bonanza Creek. ... Sir Samuel Benfield Steele, in his uniform as commanding officer, Lord Strathconas Horse Major General Sir Samuel Benfield Steele, CB, KCMG, MVO (5 January 1849 – 30 January 1919) was a distinguished soldier and famous member of the North West Mounted Police. ... The Yukon River is a major watercourse of northwestern North America. ... Gamble redirects here. ... Whore redirects here. ... Broadway Avenue, Skagway, May 2007. ... Lynn Canal, Haines area of southeast Alaska The Lynn Canal is an inlet (not an artificial canal) into the mainland of southeast Alaska. ... Chilkoot Pass (el. ... Type Lower House Speaker Peter Milliken, Liberal since January 29, 2001 Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Peter Van Loan, Conservative since January 4, 2007 Opposition House Leader Ralph Goodale, Liberal since January 23, 2006 Members 308 Political groups Conservative Party Liberal Party Bloc Québécois...


Evolution of the force

In 1903, jurisdiction was extended to the Arctic coast with the establishment of a post at Cape Fullerton; in 1905, to Alberta and Saskatchewan; in 1912, to northern Manitoba. The red line indicates the 10°C isotherm in July, commonly used to define the Arctic region border Artificially coloured topographical map of the Arctic region The Arctic is the region around the Earths North Pole, opposite the Antarctic region around the South Pole. ... Cape Fullerton is a cape and peninsula in Nunavut, Canada located on the northwest shores of Hudson Bay on Roes Welcome Sound and includes Fullerton Harbour. ... For other uses, see Alberta (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Official languages English French (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 14 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 15, 1870 (5th) Area  Ranked 8th Total 647,797...


Following World War I, the Mounties increasingly were considered an outdated institution, more appropriate to the 19th century frontier than industrializing 20th century Canada, and they were threatened with extinction. The Mounties were saved, however, by merging with the Dominion Police on February 1, 1920 and renamed the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, with responsibility for federal law enforcement in all provinces and territories. In addition to its expanded jurisdiction, the new RCMP set about establishing its modern role as the protectors of Canadian national security, particularly from the supposed communist threat. The RCMP assumed responsibility for national counter-intelligence. In practice, the Mounties not only took a keen interest in the Communist Party proper, but in the militant labour movement of the interwar period generally. In 1868 the Dominion Police began as a police force protecting the Parliament Buildings on Parliament Hill in Ottawa (now covered by security guards for the House of Commons) and by 1911 it served as Canadas eastern police force. ... is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Counter Intelligence A uk label started and owned by John Machielsen. ...

RCMP patrolling with sled dogs, 1957.
RCMP patrolling with sled dogs, 1957.

In 1919, the RNWMP was used to repress the Winnipeg General Strike, when officers fired into a crowd of strikers, killing two and causing injuries to thirty others. The scale of that strike was not repeated, but clashes between the RCMP and strikers continued, through the 1930s. Mounties killed three strikers in 1931 when striking coal miners from Bienfait, Saskatchewan demonstrated in nearby Estevan ( see Estevan Riot ). In 1935, the RCMP, collaborating with the Regina Police Service, crushed the On-to-Ottawa Trek by sparking the Regina Riot, in which one city police officer and one protester were killed. The Trek, which had been organized to call attention to the abysmal conditions in the relief camps, therefore failed to reach Ottawa, but nevertheless had profound political reverberations. Two members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (R.C.M.P.) hitching sled dogs into their harness before going on patrol. ... Two members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (R.C.M.P.) hitching sled dogs into their harness before going on patrol. ... Crowd gathered outside old City Hall during the Winnipeg General Strike, June 21, 1919 The Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 was one of the most influential strikes in Canadian history. ... List of communities in Saskatchewan Category: ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Estevans flag Estevan is the eighth-largest city in Saskatchewan. ... The Estevan Riot, also known as the Black Tuesday Riot, was a confrontation between the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and striking coal miners from nearby Bienfait, Saskatchewan which took place in Estevan, Saskatchewan on September 29, 1931. ... Regina Police Service is the police force for the City of of Regina, Saskatchewan. ... The On-to-Ottawa Trek was a 1935 social movement of unemployed men protesting the dismal conditions in federal relief camps scattered in remote areas across Western Canada. ... The On-to-Ottawa Trek was a 1935 protest movement comprised of unemployed young men who had been working in camps scattered in remote areas in Western Canada at a rate of twenty cents per day. ...


The RCMP employed special constables to assist with strikebreaking in the interwar period. For a brief period in the late 1930s, a volunteer militia group, the Legion of Frontiersmen were affiliated with the RCMP. Many members of the RCMP belonged to this organization, which was prepared to serve as an auxiliary force. In later years, special constables performed duties such as policing airports and, in certain Canadian provinces, the court houses. Legion of Frontiersmen, Edmonton, Alberta, 1915. ...


The RCMP also began actively enforcing Canada's new drug laws in the 1920s, and provided assistance to numerous other federal agencies, such as helping immigration officials deport immigrants and enforcing the residential school system for First Nations' children. The term residential school generally refers to any school at which students live in addition to attending classes. ...


In 1932, men and vessels of the Preventive Service, National Revenue, were absorbed, creating the RCMP Marine Section. The acquisition of the RCMP schooner St. Roch facilitated the first effective patrol of Canada's Arctic territory. It was the first vessel to navigate the Northwest Passage from west to east (1940–42), the first to navigate the Passage in one season (1944), and the first to circumnavigate North America (1950). Two-masted fishing schooner A schooner (IPA: ) is a type of sailing vessel characterized by the use of fore-and-aft sails on two or more masts. ... in Arctic ice The St. ... For other uses, see Northwest Passage (disambiguation). ... North America North America is a continent [1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ...


Counter-intelligence work was moved from the RCMP's Criminal Investigation Department to a specialized intelligence branch, the RCMP Security Service, in 1939. Charles Vincent, founder of the Metropolitan Police CID The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is the branch of all British Police and many other Commonwealth police forces to which plain clothes detectives belong. ... RCMP Security Service was once responsible for intelligence and counter-intelligence activities for Canada. ...


Post-war

Following the 1945 defection of Soviet cipher clerk, Igor Gouzenko and his revelations of espionage, the RCMP Security Service implemented measures to screen out “subversive” elements from the public sector.[4] What began as a perceived need to create a bulwark against communism had, by the 1950s, been extended to homosexuality because homosexual acts were illegal, considered a sign of “character weakness,” and because the KGB could use it to blackmail civil servants into revealing state secrets.[5] Scores of people were fired as part of this campaign, which included the development of a “fruit machine.” This machine was based on the premise that changes in pupil dilation when viewing beefcake photos of nude men would scientifically determine whether or not a test subject was gay.[6][7] After four years, the machine failed to produce results, and the program was discontinued.[8] CCCP redirects here. ... Gouzenko wearing his white hood for anonymity Igor Sergeyevich Gouzenko (January 13, 1919, Rogachev, Soviet Union – June 28, 1982, Mississauga, Canada) was a cipher clerk for the Soviet Embassy to Canada in Ottawa, Ontario. ... RCMP Security Service was once responsible for intelligence and counter-intelligence activities for Canada. ... This article is about the form of society and political movement. ... Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ... This article is about the KGB of the Soviet Union. ... The fruit machine is a jocular term for a device developed in Canada that was supposed to be able to identify homosexuals. ... Beefcake is often used to denote male sexual attractiveness stemming from physical build, but is also used by women and men interested in bodybuilding and weight training, while others consider unnaturally overdeveloped musculature unattractive. ...


In the late 1970s, revelations surfaced that the RCMP Security Service force had in the course of their intelligence duties engaged in crimes such as burning a barn and stealing documents from the separatist Parti Québécois, and other abuses. This led to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Certain Activities of the RCMP, better known as the "McDonald Commission", named after the presiding judge, Mr Justice David Cargill McDonald. The Commission recommended that the force's intelligences duties be removed in favour of the creation of a separate intelligence agency, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). The Parti Québécois [PQ] (translation: Quebecker Party) is a separatist political party that advocates national sovereignty for the Canadian province of Quebec and secession from Canada, as well as social democratic policies and has traditionally had support from the labour movement. ... The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Certain Activities of the RCMP, better known as the McDonald Commission, was a royal commission called by the government of Pierre Trudeau to investigate the Royal Canadian Mounted Police after a number of illegal activities by the RCMP Security Service came to light in... “CSIS” redirects here. ...


Modern era

An RCMP Toyota Prius school liaison car in Ottawa.
An RCMP Toyota Prius school liaison car in Ottawa.

In 1993, the Special Emergency Response Team (SERT), were transferred to the Canadian Forces, creating a new unit called Joint Task Force Two (JTF2). JTF2 inherited some equipment and SERT's former training base near Ottawa. Image File history File links RCMP_car_in_Ottawa_crop. ... Image File history File links RCMP_car_in_Ottawa_crop. ... Hybrid Synergy Drive The Toyota Prius is a hybrid electric vehicle developed and manufactured by the Toyota Motor Corporation, and one of the first such vehicles to be mass-produced and marketed. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... The Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) was the RCMP counter-terrorism unit which existed until 1993. ... The Canadian Forces (CF) (French: Forces canadiennes (FC)) are the unified armed forces of Canada, governed by the National Defence Act, which states: The Canadian Forces are the armed forces of Her Majesty raised by Canada and consist of one Service called the Canadian Armed Forces. ... Joint Task Force 2 Special Forces duties in Canada are performed by an elite counter-terrorism unit known as JTF2 (Joint Task Force 2. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ...


The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have been involved in training and logistically supporting the Haitian National Police since 1994, a controversial matter in Canada considering allegations of widespread human rights violations on the part of the HNP. Some Canadian activist groups have called for an end to the RCMP training.[9]The RCMP has also provided training overseas in Iraq and other peace-keeping missions.

Main article: Mayerthorpe Incident

On March 3, 2005, four RCMP officers were shot dead during an operation to recover stolen property and investigate a possible marijuana grow-op in Rochfort Bridge, Alberta. Shooter Jim Roszko, 46, then shot and killed himself. It was the single worst multiple killing of RCMP officers since the Northwest Rebellion. One of the four Mounties killed had been on the job for only seventeen days. The victims were: The Mayerthorpe Incident occurred on March 3, 2005 on the property of James Roszko in Rochfort Bridge, Alberta northwest of Edmonton near the town of Mayerthorpe. ... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cannabis, also known as marijuana[1] or ganja (Hindi: गांजा),[2] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa L. subsp. ... A grow-op is a short term for a marijuana grow operation in which cannabis plants are grown in a (usually domestic) setting, sometimes with the intent of creating large amounts of marijuana for commercial purposes. ... Rochfort Bridge, estimated population 60, is a Canadian village located in the Lac Ste. ... The North-West Rebellion (or North-West Resistance or the Saskatchewan Rebellion) was a brief and unsuccessful attempt by the Métis people of Saskatchewan to establish their own sovereign nation independent of the Dominion of Canada. ...

  • Const. Lionide (Leo) Nicholas Johnston, 34 — Mayerthorpe Detachment
  • Const. Anthony Fitzgerald Orion Gordon, 28 — Whitecourt Town Detachment General Policing and Highway Patrol
  • Const. Brock Warren Myrol, 29 — Mayerthorpe Detachment
  • Const. Peter Christopher Schiemann, 25 — Mayerthorpe Detachment General Policing and Highway Patrol[10]

On October 29, 2005, constable Paul Koester shot and killed Ian Bush while he was in custody. An internal investigation resulted in no action being taken against the constable,[citation needed] and, as a result, a public inquest was commissioned. The inquest recommended that the RCMP refrain from carrying out internal investigations with regards to fatal incidents involving the RCMP and the public.[citation needed] is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Main article: Spiritwood Incident

On July 7, 2006, two RCMP officers were shot and killed near Mildred, Saskatchewan. The killer, Curtis Dagenais, 41, was missing until July 18, when he turned himself in. The victims were: The Spiritwood Incident occurred on July 7, 2006. ... is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Curtis Alfred Dagenais is a Canadian accused of the murder of two RCMP officers and the attempted murder of another. ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • Const. Robin Cameron, 29 - Spiritwood Detachment
  • Const. Marc Bourdages, 26 - Spiritwood Detachment

In 2006, the United States Coast Guard's Ninth District and the RCMP began a program called "Shiprider", in which 12 Mounties from the RCMP detachment at Windsor and 16 Coast Guard boarding officers from stations in Michigan ride in each other's vessels. The intent is to allow for seamless enforcement of the international border. (PA1 John Masson, "Territorial Teamwork", Coast Guard Magazine 2/2006, pp. 26-27). USCG HH-65 Dolphin USCG HH-60J JayHawk USCG HC-130H departs Mojave USCG HC-130H on International Ice Patrol duties The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is at all times a branch of the U.S. military, a maritime law enforcement agency, and a federal regulatory body. ...


On December 6, 2006, RCMP Commissioner Giuliano Zaccardelli resigned one day after informing the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security that his earlier testimony about the Maher Arar case was inaccurate. The RCMP had improperly given information to the US that resulted in Arar, a Canadian returning to Montreal via the US, being forcibly sent to Syria where he was imprisoned for 10 months and tortured into signing a false confession of links to terrorists.[citation needed] Earlier, on September 28, 2006 and before the same Commons committee, Commissioner Zaccardelli had issued a carefully-worded public apology to Arar and his family: is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Giuliano Zaccardelli is the current Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as of September 2, 2000. ... Maher Arar (born 1970 in Syria) is a Canadian software engineer who was subjected to the United States policy of extraordinary rendition, a process where detainees are transferred from one country to another, with the expectation that they will be tortured in the country to which they are rendered. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Giuliano Zaccardelli is the current Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as of September 2, 2000. ...

Mr. Arar, I wish to take this opportunity to express publicly to you and to your wife and to your children how truly sorry I am for whatever part the actions of the RCMP may have contributed to the terrible injustices that you experienced and the pain that you and your family endured.[citation needed]

On January 26, 2007, after months of negotiations between the Canadian government and Arar's Canadian legal counsel, Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued a formal apology "for any role Canadian officials may have played in what happened to Mr. Arar, Monia Mazigh and their family in 2002 and 2003"[citation needed] and announced that Arar would receive $10.5 million settlement for his ordeal and an additional $1 million for legal costs. is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

See also: Maher Arar

On October 6, 2007, Constable Christopher John Worden of Hay River Detachment, Northwest Territories was shot and killed in Hay River while on duty in that community. A nation-wide arrest warrant was issued for Emrah Bulatci. Bulatci was apprehended on October 12 in Edmonton, Alberta. Maher Arar (born 1970 in Syria) is a Canadian software engineer who was subjected to the United States policy of extraordinary rendition, a process where detainees are transferred from one country to another, with the expectation that they will be tortured in the country to which they are rendered. ... is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... For the former United States territory, see Northwest Territory. ... Hay River on Great Slave Lake Hay River connection to the Arctic Ocean Hay River is a town in the Northwest Territories, Canada, located on the south shore of Great Slave Lake, at the mouth of the Hay River. ...


On October 14, 2007, Robert Dziekański, a Polish immigrant, was killed at Vancouver International Airport. Dziekański had failed to clear customs and after 8 hours became agitated. RCMP officers were called to the scene after he threw a computer and a small table. Although Dziekański did not appear to be resisting arrest, he was tasered at least twice within about 25 seconds of the officers arriving. After dropping to the floor, he was pinned face-down and handcuffed by four officers. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. The incident was videotaped and eventually released to the public, resulting in a public outcry over the RCMP's handling of the incident and has provoked considerable debate about the use of tasers in policing. is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Wikinews has related news: Video of man tasered at Vancouver airport released Robert DziekaÅ„ski (April 15, 1967 - October 14, 2007) was a Polish immigrant who arrived at the Vancouver International Airport on 14 October 2007 where he died shortly after being tasered at least twice by the Royal Canadian... Vancouver International Airport (IATA: YVR, ICAO: CYVR) is located on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, about 15 kilometres from downtown Vancouver. ... Summary An electroshock gun or stun gun, is a weapon used for subduing a person by administering an electric shock. ...


On November 6, 2007, Constable Doug Scott, 20, was killed in Kimmirut, Nunavut when responding to a report of a possible impaired driver. He had only been with the service for six months. [1] is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The community of Kimmirut (known as Lake Harbour until 1 January 1996) is located on the shore of Hudson Strait in Canadas Nunavut Territory. ... Driving under the influence, drink driving, drunk driving, or drinking and driving is the act of operating a motor vehicle after having consumed alcohol (ethanol) or other drugs, to the degree that mental and motor skills are impaired. ...


Service in wartime

  • The Boer War

During the Second Boer War, members of the North West Mounted Police were given leaves of absence to fight with the 2nd Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles (CMR) and Lord Strathcona's Horse. The force raised the Canadian Mounted Rifles, mostly from NWMP members, for service in South Africa. For the CMR's distinguished service there, Edward VII honoured the NWMP by changing the name to the Royal North West Mounted Police (RNWMP) on June 24, 1904. Combatants British Empire Orange Free State South African Republic Commanders Sir Redvers Buller Lord Kitchener Lord Roberts Paul Kruger Louis Botha Koos de la Rey Martinus Steyn Christiaan de Wet Casualties 6,000 - 7,000 (A further ~14,000 from disease) 6,000 - 8,000 (Unknown number from disease) Civilians... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Symbol of the Austrian 14th Armoured Battalion in NATO military graphic symbols This article is about the military unit. ... Cap badge of Lord Strathconas Horse (Royal Canadians) Lord Strathconas Horse (Royal Canadians) is a armoured regiment of the Canadian Forces. ... Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death on 6 May 1910. ... is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ...

  • World War I

During World War I, the Royal North West Mounted Police (RNWMP) conducted border patrols, surveillance of enemy aliens, and enforcement of national security regulations within Canada. However, RNWMP officers also served overseas. On 6 August 1914, a squadron of volunteers from the RNWMP was formed to serve with the Canadian Light Horse in France. In 1918, two more squadrons were raised, A Squadron for service in France and Flanders and B Squadron for service in Siberia “The Great War ” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Border (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Surveillance (disambiguation). ... In U.S. law, an alien is a term Americans use for a person who owes political allegiance to another country or government and not a native or naturalized citizen of the land where they are found. ... Security measures taken to protect the Houses of Parliament in London, England. ... is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A Squadron is a small unit or formation of cavalry, aircraft (including balloons), or naval vessels. ... For other uses, see Flanders (disambiguation). ... This article is about Siberia as a whole. ...

  • World War II

In 1939, No. 1 Provost Company (RCMP), Canadian Provost Corps, was raised for service in Europe. The unit served with distinction throughout World War II. The Canadian Provost Corps (C Pro C) was the military police corps of the Canadian Army prior to its amalgamation into the Canadian Forces in 1968. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Honours

Guidon of the RCMP
Guidon of the RCMP

Although it is a police force, the RCMP has the status of a regiment of dragoons, and as such is entitled to wear battle honours for its war service as well as carry a guidon. It was awarded this status in 1921, with its first guidon presented in 1935. As a regiment, the RCMP mounted the King's Life Guard at Horse Guards Parade in 1937 leading up to the coronation of King George VI. Download high resolution version (1100x950, 175 KB)guidon Royal Canadian Mounted Police This image is ineligible for copyright and therefore in the public domain, because it consists entirely of information that is common property and contains no original authorship. ... Download high resolution version (1100x950, 175 KB)guidon Royal Canadian Mounted Police This image is ineligible for copyright and therefore in the public domain, because it consists entirely of information that is common property and contains no original authorship. ... In the days when battle was conducted at close quarters, it was necessary for soldiers to be able to determine where, during the heat of battle, their regiment was. ... British regiment A regiment is a military unit, consisting of a variable number of battalions - commanded by a colonel. ... A light dragoon from the American Revolution A dragoon is a soldier trained to fight on foot, but transport himself on horseback. ... The custom has been to award, to those units who took part, the right to display the name of a particular battle, campaign or war. ... In the days when battle was conducted at close quarters, it was necessary for soldiers to be able to determine where, during the heat of battle, their regiment was. ... Sentry of the Grenadier Guards posted outside St Jamess Palace The Queens Guard and Queens Life Guard are the names given to contingents of cavalry and infantry soldiers charged with guarding the official royal residences in London. ... Horse Guards Parade, London Horse Guards Parade is a large parade ground off Whitehall in central London. ... British coronations are held in Westminster Abbey. ... George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions from 11 December 1936 until his death. ...


Battle honours

  • Northwest Canada 1885, South Africa 1900–02
  • The Great War: France and Flanders 1918, Siberia 1918–19
  • The Second World War: Europe, 1939-45

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Honorary distinction

  • The badge of the Canadian Provost Corps¹

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History of the uniform

The RCMP are famous for their distinctive Red Serge, a scarlet ceremonial uniform with a Stetson hat with a wide flat brim which is worn on special occasions, and the Musical Ride (a ceremony in which officers showcase their horse riding skills and uniform in the execution of a variety of intricate figures and cavalry drills with music). On normal duties, the RCMP uses standard police methods, equipment, and uniforms. Horses are no longer used operationally by any unit. Red Serge - NWMP K Troop (reenactors) The Red Serge is the formal and ceremonial uniform of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. ... The Stetson Cavalry Hat For the university, see Stetson University. ... The Musical Ride of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is a formal event showcasing the equestrian skills performed by thirty-six cavalry who are regular Members of the Force. ... Not to be confused with Golgotha, which was called Calvary. ... It has been suggested that Drill (military) be merged into this article or section. ...


The Red Serge tunic that identified initially the NWMP, and later the RNWMP and RCMP, is of the standard British military pattern. The NWMP was originally kitted out from militia stores, resulting initially in several different styles of tunic, although the style later became standardized. This style was used to both to emphasize the British nature of the force and to differentiate it from the blue American military uniforms. The blue shoulder epaulets were added in the 1920s after it was granted its "Royal" status from the British sovereign for its service in World War I, replacing gold-trimmed scarlet straps from the earlier uniforms. Currently, RCMP personnel under the rank of Inspector wear blue "gorget" patches on the collar, while officers from Inspector to Commissioner have solid blue collars, along with blue pointed sleeve cuffs. Lebanese Kataeb militia A Militia is an army composed of ordinary [1] citizens to provide defense, emergency or paramilitary service, or those engaged in such activity. ... The British monarch or Sovereign is the monarch and head of state of the United Kingdom and its overseas territories, and is the source of all executive, judicial and (as the Queen_in_Parliament) legislative power. ...

Re-enactors portraying the NWMP K Troop.
Re-enactors portraying the NWMP K Troop.

Initially the NWMP wore buff trousers. Later dark blue trousers with yellow-gold strapping (stripes) were adopted. Members of the NWMP were known to exchange kit with US cavalry units along the border and it is suggested that this was the initial source for the trousers; however, blue trousers were considered early on, although with a white strap. Dark blue with yellow-gold strapping is another British cavalry tradition, and Canadian city police forces frequently wear dark blue trousers with a narrow red strap of infantry tradition. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 226 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Royal Canadian Mounted Police Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 226 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Royal Canadian Mounted Police Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ...


The wide flat brim Stetson hat was not adopted officially until about 1904. Although the NWMP contingent at Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee wore the Stetson, it was an unofficial item of dress. The primary official headdress at the time was the white British foreign service helmet, also known as a pith helmet. This was not particularly practical as headdress in the Canadian west, and members wore a Stetson type hat on patrol and around camp. Sam Steele is often credited with introducing the Stetson-type hat, and when he left the force to command Lord Strathcona's Horse and took the regiment to South Africa he also adopted the Stetson for this unit. The Stetson Cavalry Hat For the university, see Stetson University. ... Queen Victoria redirects here. ... A Diamond Jubilee is a celebration held to mark a 60th anniversary. ... Pith helmet of Harry S. Truman The Pith Helmet (also known as Sun helmet, Topee, or Topi) is a lightweight helmet made of cork or pith typically from the sola or a similar plant [1], with a cloth cover, designed to shade the wearers head from the sun. ... Sir Samuel Benfield Steele, in his uniform as commanding officer, Lord Strathconas Horse Major General Sir Samuel Benfield Steele, CB, KCMG, MVO (5 January 1849 – 30 January 1919) was a distinguished soldier and famous member of the North West Mounted Police. ... Cap badge of Lord Strathconas Horse (Royal Canadians) Lord Strathconas Horse (Royal Canadians) is a armoured regiment of the Canadian Forces. ...


Black riding boots were later changed to the modern brown style. The original crossbelts were later changed to the brown Sam Browne type currently worn. The brown colour of the boots and belt worn with the Red Serge come from the individual member applying numerous coats of polish, often during their time in training at Depot Division. John J. Pershing wearing a Sam Browne belt. ...


Sidearms are standard now, but were often not worn in the early years.


The everyday uniform consists of a grey shirt with dark blue tie, dark blue trousers with gold strapping, regular patrol boots called "ankle boots", regular duty equipment, and a regular policeman's style cap. A blue "Gore-Tex" open-collar jacket is worn by Constables, Corporals, Sergeants, and Staff Sergeants while a dark blue jacket, with a white shirt in place of the grey shirt, is worn by Sergeants Major, certain Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) usually involved in aspects of recruit training or media relations, and all officers from Inspector to Commissioner. Short sleeved shirts are worn in the summer by all members with Constables and NCOs not wearing the tie, and Officers wearing the tie year round. Winter dress consists of a long-sleeved shirt and tie for all members and, depending on the climate of the detachment area, heavier boots, jackets and a fur cap are worn. Gore-Tex membrane, electron microphotograph Gore-Tex (abbreviated GTX) is a registered trademark of W.L. Gore & Associates best known for its use in relation to waterproof/breathable fabrics. ... A non-commissioned officer (sometimes noncommissioned officer), also known as an NCO or Noncom, is an enlisted member of an armed force who has been given authority by a commissioned officer. ...


In British Columbia the hat features a black bearskin rim belt.


In 1990, Baltej Singh Dhillon became the first Sikh officer in the RCMP to be allowed to wear a turban instead of the traditional stetson. On March 15, the federal government, not without its protestors, decided that Sikhs may wear turbans while serving as RCMP officers. Baltej Singh Dhillon was the first Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer to be allowed to wear a turban. ... Religions Sikhism Scriptures Guru Granth Sahib Languages English, Punjabi] A Sikh (English: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is an adherent to Sikhism. ... This article is about headwear. ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Women in the RCMP

On May 23, 1974 RCMP Commissioner M.J. Nadon announced that the RCMP would begin to accept applications for female members of the force. This opened up positions that had been previously reserved for male members. Troop 17 was the first troop of 32 female regular members, who arrived at Depot in Regina on September 18 and 19, 1974 to start training. This first all female troop graduated from Depot on March 3, 1975. is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1981 the first female was promoted to corporal and the first females served on the musical ride; in 1987 the first female served in a foreign post; in 1990 the first female was appointed detachment commander; in 1992 the first female officers were commissioned and in 1998 the first female Assistant Commissioner was appointed.


From December 15, 2006 to July 2007, Beverly Busson served as interim Commissioner of the RCMP, making her the first woman to hold the top position in the force. She was replaced by William J.S. Elliott on August 10, 2007, the first civilian to lead the RCMP. is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Beverley Ann Busson, COM, OBC, LLB was the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. ... William J.S. Elliott is the current Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. ... is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Organization

The RCMP divides the country into divisions for command purposes. In general, each division is coterminous with a province (for example, C Division is Quebec). The province of Ontario, however, is divided into two divisions: A Division (Ottawa) and O Division (rest of the province). There is one additional division — Depot Division, which is the RCMP Academy at Regina, Saskatchewan, and the Police Dog Service Training Centre at Bowden, Alberta. The RCMP headquarters are located in Ottawa, Ontario. A division was until recently the usual term for the largest territorial subdivision of most British police forces, similar to a precinct in American city police departments, and is still used in some forces. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 107 Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... The Chapel located at the RCMP Academy, Depot Division, Regina. ... Nickname: Motto: Floreat Regina (Let Regina Flourish) Location of Regina in the SE quadrant of Saskatchewan Coordinates: , Country Province District Municipality of Sherwood Established 1882 Government  - City Mayor Pat Fiacco  - Governing body Regina City Council  - MPs Dave Batters Ralph Goodale Tom Lukiwski Andrew Scheer  - MLAs Trent Wotherspoon Kevin Yates Kim... Bowden mainstreet Bowden railroad siding mainstreet with all grain elevators removed. ...

  • British Columbia: RCMP "E" Division
  • Alberta: K Division
  • Saskatchewan: F Division
  • Manitoba: D Division
  • Ontario: O Division and A Division (National Capital Region Ottawa)
  • Quebec: C Division
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: B Division
  • Nova Scotia: H Division
  • New Brunswick: J Division
  • Prince Edward Island: L Division
  • Yukon Territory: M Division
  • Nunavut: V Division
  • Northwest Territories: G Division
  • RCMP Academy at Regina, Sask. and Police Dog Service Training Centre at Innisfail, Alta.: Depot Division

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Ranks

The rank system of the RCMP illustrates their origin as a paramilitary force. The insignia were based upon the Canadian army of the time, which is almost identical to that of the current British Army. Higher ranks have been increased over the years since the formation of the force, whereas the rank of inspector, which was initially a subaltern, is now a field officer level, the lower officer ranks having been dropped. With the military introducing the warrant officer, the RCMP non-commissioned officers were maintained using the older military style. Paramilitary designates forces whose function and organization are similar to those of a professional military force, but which are not regarded as having the same status. ... Canadian Forces Land Force Command (LF) is responsible for army operations within the Canadian Armed Forces. ... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... Inspector is a rank in many police forces. ... A subaltern is a military term for a junior officer. ... A field officer or field grade officer is an army or marine commissioned officer senior in rank to a company officer but junior to a general officer. ... For Warrant Officers in the United States military, see Warrant Officer (United States). ...


The ranks of the RCMP, in English and French with their insignia, are (numbers as of January 1, 2007)[1]:

Superintendent Henry Larsen in full 1959 dress.
Name of rank in English Name of rank in French Number Insignia
Commissioner Commissaire 1
Deputy Commissioner Sous-commissaire 8
Assistant Commissioner Commissaire adjoint 25
Chief Superintendent Surintendant principal 58 Image:Rcmp-chiefsuperintendent.jpg
Superintendent Surintendant 159
Inspector Inspecteur 373
Corps Sergeant-Major Sergent-major du corps 0
Sergeant-Major Sergent-major 7
Staff Sergeant-Major Sergent-major d'état major 9
Staff Sergeant Sergent d'état-major 788
Sergeant Sergent 1,716
Corporal Caporal 3,100
Constable Gendarme 10,666

The ranks of Inspector and higher are commissioned ranks and are appointed by the Governor-in-Council. Depending on the dress, badges are worn on the shoulder as slip-ons, on shoulder boards, or directly on the epaulettes. The lower ranks are non-commissioned officers and the insignia continues to be based on British army patterns. Since 1990, the non-commissioned officers’ rank insignia has been embroidered on the epaulette slip-ons. Non-commissioned rank badges are worn on the right sleeve of the scarlet/blue tunic and blue jacket. The Constables wear no rank insignia. There are also Special Constables, Auxiliary Constables, and Students who wear identifying insignia. Image File history File linksMetadata Superintendent_Larsen_RCMP.jpg File links The following pages link to this file: Royal Canadian Mounted Police Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Superintendent_Larsen_RCMP.jpg File links The following pages link to this file: Royal Canadian Mounted Police Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... Commissioner is the highest rank of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). ... Commissioner of the RCMP This image is copyrighted and is not licenced under the GFDL. The licence holder allows anyone to use it for any non-commercial purpose, provided that the RCMP website is provided. ... Deputy Commissioner of the RCMP This image is copyrighted and is not licenced under the GFDL. The licence holder allows anyone to use it for any non-commercial purpose, provided that the RCMP website is provided. ... Assistant Commissioner of the RCMP This image is copyrighted and is not licenced under the GFDL. The licence holder allows anyone to use it for any non-commercial purpose, provided that the RCMP website is provided. ... Chief Superintendent (Ch Supt/CSP; colloquially Chief Super) is a senior rank in the Police Forces. ... Chief Superintendent of the RCMP This image is copyrighted and is not licenced under the GFDL. The licence holder allows anyone to use it for any non-commercial purpose, provided that the RCMP website is provided. ... Superintendent (Supt. ... Superintendent of the RCMP This image is copyrighted and is not licenced under the GFDL. The licence holder allows anyone to use it for any non-commercial purpose, provided that the RCMP website is provided. ... Inspector is a rank in many police forces. ... Inspector of the RCMP This image is copyrighted and is not licenced under the GFDL. The licence holder allows anyone to use it for any non-commercial purpose, provided that the RCMP website is provided. ... Corps Sergeant Major of the RCMP This image is copyrighted and is not licenced under the GFDL. The licence holder allows anyone to use it for any non-commercial purpose, provided that the RCMP website is provided. ... It has been suggested that Company Sergeant Major be merged into this article or section. ... Sergeant Major of the RCMP This image is copyrighted and is not licenced under the GFDL. The licence holder allows anyone to use it for any non-commercial purpose, provided that the RCMP website is provided. ... Staff Sergeant Major of the RCMP This image is copyrighted and is not licenced under the GFDL. The licence holder allows anyone to use it for any non-commercial purpose, provided that the RCMP website is provided. ... United States Military Staff Sergeant insignia (U.S. Air Force) Staff Sergeant is the fifth enlisted rank in the U.S. Air Force, just above Senior Airman and below Technical Sergeant. ... Staff Sergeant of the RCMP This image is copyrighted and is not licenced under the GFDL. The licence holder allows anyone to use it for any non-commercial purpose, provided that the RCMP website is provided. ... For other uses, see Sergeant (disambiguation). ... Sergeant of the RCMP This image is copyrighted and is not licenced under the GFDL. The licence holder allows anyone to use it for any non-commercial purpose, provided that the RCMP website is provided. ... This article is about the military rank. ... Corporal of the RCMP This image is copyrighted and is not licenced under the GFDL. The licence holder allows anyone to use it for any non-commercial purpose, provided that the RCMP website is provided. ... For the painter, see John Constable. ... Epaulette pronunciation: Ä•p-ǝ-lÄ•t, a French word meaning little shoulders (epaule, referring to shoulder), originally meant only one type of ornamental shoulder piece or decoration used as insignia or rank by military or other organizations. ...


The current number in each rank is identified in the third column. Several provinces have indicated increasing the numbers. Number of others are listed below:

  • Special Constables 63
  • Auxiliary Constables 2,400
  • Civilian members 2,978
  • Public Servants 4,626

Civilian Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are not delegated the powers of a police officer. They are hired for their specialized scientific, technological, communications and administrative skills. Since the RCMP is a multi-faceted law enforcement organization with responsibilities for federal, provincial and municipal policing duties, it offers challenging and rewarding employment opportunities for Civilian Members as professional partners within Canada's national police force.


Civilian Members represent approximately 14% of the total RCMP employee population, and are employed within RCMP establishments in most geographical areas of Canada. The following is a list of the most common categories of employment that may be available to interested and qualified individuals.


From the early years of policing in northern Canada, and well into the 1950s, local aboriginal people were hired by the RCMP as special constables and were employed as guides and to source and care for sled dog teams. Many of these former special constables still reside in the North to this day and are still involved in regimental functions of the RCMP, especially with Canada's declaration that 2005 be recognized as the "Year of the Veteran".


Scientific

See also: Forensic Laboratory Services

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Technical

A member of the RCMP demonstrates fingerprinting technique.

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Computer Systems Development

Further information: Police Dispatch

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Car fleet

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Aircraft inventory

As of January 2007 the "Aerospace Source Book" (ASB) published by Aviation Week & Space Technology showed the RCMP operating a fleet of 33 aircraft (8 helicopters and 25 fixed-wing aircraft.[11] As of 1 April 2007 the RCMP had 41 aircraft (11 helicopters and 30 fixed-wing aircraft) registered with Transport Canada (TC). All aircraft are operated and maintained by the Air Services Branch. Only the Twin Otter and the Avanti are twin-engine aircraft, all the others, including the helicopters, are single engine. Aviation Week & Space Technology (often abbreviated as Aviation Week or AW&ST) is a weekly magazine. ... For other uses, see Helicopter (disambiguation). ... Airplane and Aeroplane redirect here. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Transport Canada is the department within the government of Canada which is responsible for developing regulations, policies and services of transportation in Canada. ...

RCMP Fleet
Aircraft Number
(ASB)[11]
Number
(TC)[12]
Variants Idents Notes
Bell 206 4 3 L-1, L-4 C-FMPK, C-GMPA, C-GMPV Helicopter, JetRanger
Cessna 182 1 1 182Q C-GFZV Fixed wing, Skylane, light utility aircraft
Cessna 206 1 5 U206G, T206H C-FDGM, C-FDTM, C-FHGY, C-FSWC,
C-GTJN
Fixed wing, Stationair (Station wagon of the Air), general aviation aircraft
Cessna 208 3 3 208, 208B C-FRPH, C-FSUJ, C-GMPR Fixed wing, Caravan, short-haul regional airliner and utility aircraft
Cessna 210 4 4 210R C-FMOM, C-GHVP, C-GNMK, C-GTCT Fixed wing, Centurion, high-performance general aviation aircraft
de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver 0 1 Turbo-Beaver III C-FMPC Fixed wing, bush plane
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 2 2 300 Series C-FMPL, C-GMPJ Fixed wing, 20-passenger STOL feederliner and utility aircraft
Eurocopter Colibri 0 1 EC 120B C-GMPT Light helicopter, "Hummingbird"
Eurocopter Ecureuil 4 7 AS 350B3 C-FGSB, C-FMPG, C-FMPH, C-FMPP,
C-FRPQ, C-GMPK, C-GMPN
Helicopter, AStar 350 or "Squirrel"
Piaggio P180 Avanti 1 1 P180 C-GFOX Fixed wing, business aircraft, pusher configured
Pilatus PC-12 13 13 PC-12/45 C-FMPA, C-FMPB, C-FMPE, C-FMPN,
C-FMPO, C-FMPW, C-GFLA, C-GMPE,
C-GMPI, C-GMPP, C-GMPW, C-GMPY,
C-GMPZ
Fixed wing, turboprop passenger and cargo aircraft

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The RCMP in popular culture

A collection of R.C.M.P. souvenirs from around Canada.
A collection of R.C.M.P. souvenirs from around Canada.

The Mounties have been immortalized as symbols of Canadian culture in numerous Hollywood movies and television series, which often feature the image of the Mountie as square-jawed, stoic, and polite, yet with a steely determination and physical toughness that sometimes appears superhuman. Coupled with the adage that the Mountie "always gets his man", the image projects them as fearsome, incorruptible, dogged yet gentle champions of the law. (In actual fact, the RCMP's motto is Maintiens le droit, French for "Uphold the law" The Hollywood motto derives from a comment by the Montana newspaper, the Fort Benton Record: "They fetch their man every time."[13] ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 671 KB) (Reconnaissance Communication Mounted Patrol) The Mounty (Moun-Ty) as Canucks(Can-ucks) kindly call them, are a specialized police unit of the Canadian (Can-uckian) government. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 671 KB) (Reconnaissance Communication Mounted Patrol) The Mounty (Moun-Ty) as Canucks(Can-ucks) kindly call them, are a specialized police unit of the Canadian (Can-uckian) government. ... It has been said that Canadian culture rests solely in the effort to distinguish itself from its southern neighbour, the United States. ... ...


In 1912, Ralph Connor's "CORPORAL CAMERON OF THE NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE: A Tale of the MacLeod Trail" appeared, becoming an international best selling novel. Mountie fiction became a popular genre in both pulp magazines and book form. Among the best selling authors who specialized in tales of the Mounted Police were James Oliver Curwood, James B Hendryx, T Lund, Harwood Steele (the son of Sam Steele) and William Byron Mowery.


In other media, a famous example is the radio and television series, Sergeant Preston of the Yukon.) Dudley Do-Right (of The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show) is a 1960s example of the comic aspect of the Mountie myth. The Broadway musical and Hollywood movie Rose Marie is a 1930s example of its romantic side. A successful combination were a series of Renfrew of the Royal Mounted boy's adventure novels written by Laurie York Erskine beginning in 1922 running to 1941. In the 1930's Erskine narrated a Sgt Renfrew of the Mounties radio show and a series of films with actor-singer James Newill playing Renfrew were released between 1937-1940. In 1953 portions of the films were mixed with new sequences of Newill for a Renfrew of the Mounted television series. A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Challenge of the Yukon was a long-running radio series that began on Detroits station WXYZ (as had The Lone Ranger and The Green Hornet). ... Dudley Do-Right, was the eponymous hero of a segment on The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show which parodied early 20th century melodrama and silent film in the form of the Northern genre. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Rose Marie is an operetta with music by Rudolf Friml and Herbert Stothart, and a libretto by Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II. The work was first produced on Broadway on September 2, 1924, running for a very successful 557 performances. ... Renfrew of the Royal Mounted was a popular series of boys adventure books written by Laurie York Erskine that later were filmed and became a series on both radio and television. ... Laurie York Erskine (23 June 1894-30 November 1976) was a popular boys adventure author, educator, and co-founder of the Solebury School in New Hope, Pennsylvania. ...


A former Mounted Police Corporal (1919-1923) Bruce Carruthers, served as an unofficial technical advisor to Hollywood in many films on the Force.[14] An expert or knowledgeable advisor to a movie or television production, whose job is to see that their field of expertise is portrayed accurately in the production. ...


Modern Culture

Canadians also poke fun at the RCMP with Sergeant Renfrew and his faithful dog Cuddles in various sketches produced by the Royal Canadian Air Farce comedy troupe. On That 70's Show Mounties were played by SCTV alums Joe Flaherty and Dave Thomas. The British have also exploited the myth: the BBC television series Monty Python's Flying Circus featured a group of Mounties singing the chorus in The Lumberjack Song in the famous lumberjack sketch. Dave Broadfoot (left) Dave Broadfoot is a Canadian comedian who was born on December 5, 1925 in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Royal Canadian Air Farce (usually abbreviated to Air Farce) is a Canadian comedy troupe that starred in an eponymous radio show on CBC radio from 1973 to 1997, and currently star in a top-rated television show, broadcast on CBC Television. ... That 70s Show logo That 70s Show is a Fox Network television sitcom centered around the lives of a group of teenagers living in the fictional suburb of Point Place, near Green Bay, during the late 1970s. ... Second City Television, or SCTV, was a Canadian television sketch comedy show offshoot from the Toronto troupe of The Second City. ... Joe Flaherty Joe Flaherty (June 21, 1941) is an American Canadian comedian. ... See the David Thomas disambiguation page for other people with this name. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... This article is about the television series. ... Michael Palin performs The Lumberjack Song, with Connie Booth as his best girl. ... Lumberjacks in Oregon, c. ...

The Mounties on parade in Iqaluit, Canada Day, 1999.
The Mounties on parade in Iqaluit, Canada Day, 1999.

More recently, the 1994–98 TV series Due South paired a Mountie (and his deaf pet wolf) with a streetwise American detective cleaning up the streets of Chicago, mainly deriving its entertainment from the perceived differences in attitude between these two countries' police forces. A pair of Mounties staffed the RCMP Detachment in the fictional town of Lynx River, Northwest Territories, in the CBC series North of 60. The series, which aired from 1992 to 1998, was about events in the native community of the town, but the Mounties featured prominently in each episode. Image File history File links Mounties in Iqaluit on Canada Day, 1999. ... Image File history File links Mounties in Iqaluit on Canada Day, 1999. ... Coordinates: , Settled 1942 City status April 19, 2001 Government  - Type Iqaluit Municipal Council  - Mayor Elisapee Sheutiapik Area [1]  - City 52. ... Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada) is Canadas national holiday, marking the establishment of Canada as a self-governing Dominion on July 1, 1867. ... Due South is an award winning Canadian television police drama created by Paul Haggis and produced by Alliance Communications (now part of Alliance Atlantis), first aired in 1994. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City 234. ... North of 60 was a mid-1990s Canadian television series depicting life in the sub-Arctic northern boreal forest (north of 60 degrees North latitude, hence the title). ...


Another TV series from 1990s, Bordertown featured a NWMP corporal paired with an American Marshal securing law and order on a frontier US-Canadian bordertown. The Mounties also briefly appeared in an episode of Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, when after a mind taking battle between Mentok and Shado, the entire jury in the courtroom seems to have turned into Mounties. In the ABC TV Answered By Fire, there are at least three mounties featured. World Wrestling Federation wrestler Jacques Rougeau's early-90s ring character "The Mountie" wrestled in apparel reminiscent of the Red Serge. As his character was portrayed as an evil Mountie, the RCMP ultimately won an injunction preventing Rougeau from wrestling as this character in Canada, though he was not prevented from doing so outside the country. Bordertown may refer to: // Band Bordertown, A band from London, Ontario signed to Trackfire Records. ... Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law is a comedic American animated television series created by Williams Street that airs on Cartoon Network during its Adult Swim late night programming block. ... Answered by Fire is a two-part mini-series based on the 1999 East Timor conflicts that led to East Timors independence. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Jacques Rougeau (born June 13, 1960) is a French-Canadian professional wrestler from Saint-Sulpice, Quebec, best known for his appearances in the 1980s and 1990s with the World Wrestling Federation under his own name, and as The Mountie. ...


Mountie Mechandise

There are also products and merchandise that were made in the image of the RCMP, like Mountie statues or Mountie hats. Before 1995, the RCMP had little control over these products. The Mounted Police Foundation was set up in 1995 to handle the licensing issues to ensure only high-quality products were sold. However, as the Mounted Police Foundation did not have the expertise on licencing and marketing, they contracted these responsibilities out to Walt Disney Co. (Canada) Ltd., the Toronto-based branch of The Walt Disney Company. This had generated some controversies, as some people feared that the deal would threaten the Canadian autonomy in representing Canada [2]. The contract with Disney expired in 2000. The licencing program is now operated by the Mounted Police Foundation. Disney redirects here. ...


The RCMP Heritage Centre is a multi-million dollar museum designed by Arthur Erickson that opened May 2007 in Regina, Saskatchewan at the RCMP Academy, Depot Division. It replaced the old RCMP museum and is designed to celebrate the role of the force in Canada's history. In June 2000, the Government of Canada, the Government of Saskatchewan, the City of Regina and the RCMP announced the creation of the RCMP Heritage Centre. ... Arthur Charles Erickson OC (born June 14, 1924, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) is a Canadian architect of Swedish descent. ... Nickname: Motto: Floreat Regina (Let Regina Flourish) Location of Regina in the SE quadrant of Saskatchewan Coordinates: , Country Province District Municipality of Sherwood Established 1882 Government  - City Mayor Pat Fiacco  - Governing body Regina City Council  - MPs Dave Batters Ralph Goodale Tom Lukiwski Andrew Scheer  - MLAs Trent Wotherspoon Kevin Yates Kim... The Chapel located at the RCMP Academy, Depot Division, Regina. ...


See also

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Similar federal authorities in other countries

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References

  1. ^ a b Organization of the RCMP
  2. ^ "Inquiry Into Certain Activities of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Royal Commission of," Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 26 August 2007.
  3. ^ Diary of Commissioner George Arthur French, August 20, 2005
  4. ^ Reg Whitaker, “Left-Wing Dissent and the State: Canada in the Cold War Era.” In C. E. S. Franks, Dissent and the State, Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1988, 195. ISBN 0-195407-42-3
  5. ^ John Sawatsky, Men in the Shadows: The Shocking Truth about the RCMP Security Service, Toronto: Totem Books, 1980, 124, 130. ISBN 0-002168-21-9
  6. ^ John Sawatsky, Men in the Shadows: The Shocking Truth about the RCMP Security Service, Toronto: Totem Books, 1980, 133-138. ISBN 0-002168-21-9
  7. ^ Nancy Nicol, “Selections from ‘Stand Together’: National Security Campaigns," JSPOT: Journal of Social and Political Thought, no. 5 (Summer 2003).
  8. ^ Gary Kinsmen, "'Character Weakness' and 'Fruit Machines': Towards an Analysis of the Anti-Homosexual Security Campaign in the Canadian Civil Service," Labour/Le Travail, 35 (Spring 1995): 133-162.
  9. ^ Website and "Haiti Support Hits the Streets"
  10. ^ CBC
  11. ^ a b "World Military Aircraft Inventory", Aerospace Source Book 2007, Aviation Week & Space Technology, January 15, 2007.
  12. ^ Transport Canada listing of aircraft owned by the RCMP (enter Government Of Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the box titled "Owner Name")
  13. ^ Force's legacy endures, Toronto Star, March 5, 2005
  14. ^ Barr, William Red Serge and Polar Bear Pants" The Biography of Harry Stallworthy, RCMP University of Alberta Press 2004

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