|Royal Canadian Mounted Police|
Gendarmerie Royale du Canada
|Shoulder flash of the RCMP/GRC|
|Coat of arms of the RCMP/GRC|
|Motto||Maintiens le droit|
|Uphold the Law|
|Legal personality||Governmental agency|
|Agency executive||William J. S. Elliott, Commissioner|
|While a federal agency, the RCMP also provides direct policing to dependant territories. Law enforcement agency ( LEA) is a term used to describe either an organisation that enforces the laws of one or more governing bodies or an organisation that actively and directly William J S Elliott, COM is the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Commissioner is a designation that may be used for a variety of official positions especially referring to a high-ranked public (administrative or Police) official or an analogous A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages See Responsibilities|
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) (French: Gendarmerie Royale du Canada [GRC], literally Royal Gendarmerie of Canada; colloquially known as Mounties, and internally as The Force) is the federal, national, and paramilitary police force of Canada, and one of the most recognized forces in the world. French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people A gendarmerie or gendarmery (dʒɛnˈdɑrməriː or /ˌʒɑndɑrməˈriː/ after the French is a Military body charged with Police duties among civilian A paramilitary is a force whose function and organization are similar to those of a professional military force but which are not regarded as having the same status Police are agents or agencies usually of the executive, empowered to enforce the law and to effect public and social order through the legitimatized use of force Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page With an on-strength establishment of 24,578 personnel, as of January 1, 2007, it is also the largest police force in Canada. New Year See also New Year The Ancient Romans began their consular year on January 1st since 153 BC Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 
The RCMP was formed in 1920 by the merger of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police (RNWMP, founded 1873) with the Dominion Police (founded 1868). The Dominion Police was the federal police force of Canada from 1867 until its dissolution in 1920 with the formation of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP The former was originally named the North-West Mounted Police (NWMP), and was given the Royal prefix by King Edward VII 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. The Red Serge refers to the jacket of the dress Uniform of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The RCMP/GRC wording is specfically protected under the Trade-marks Act. 
As the federal police force of Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police 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, including in provincial jurisdictions; although the provinces and territories 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 provinces and territories of Canada combine to make up the world's second largest country in total area. The force, consequently, operates under the direction of the provincial governments in regard to provincial and municipal law enforcement. The exceptions are Ontario, Quebec, and parts of Newfoundland and Labrador, which have their own provincial police forces: the Ontario Provincial Police, the Sûreté du Québec, and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, respectively. Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec Quebec (kwɨˈbɛk Newfoundland and Labrador (ˈnuːfɨn(dlənd ən(d ˈlæbrəˌdɔr (Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador is a province of Canada, the tenth and latest to join the Confederation The Ontario Provincial Police ( OPP) is the Provincial Police force for the province of Ontario, Canada. The Sûreté du Québec or SQ (French for "Quebec Security" or "Quebec Safety" but usually translated loosely as "Quebec Provincial Police" The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary ( RNC) is a police force in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. In the three territories, the RCMP serves as the sole territorial police force. 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 Additionally, many municipalities throughout Canada contract the RCMP to serve as their police force.
Accordingly, the RCMP is responsible for an unusually large breadth of duties, from policing in isolated rural towns, the far north, and urban areas; providing protection services for the monarch, Governor General, Prime Minister and other ministers of the Crown, visiting dignitaries, and diplomatic missions; enforcing federal laws, including wire fraud, counterfeiting, and other related matters; providing counterterrorism and domestic security; and participating in various international policing efforts. The National Protective Security Program is part of the Protective Policing provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. TalkCommonewalth realm.-->The monarchy of The Governor General of Canada ( French: Gouverneure générale du Canada, or: Gouverneur général du Canada) is the vice-regal representative The Prime Minister of Canada ( French: Premier ministre du Canada) is the primary Minister of the Crown, chairman of the Cabinet, and thus Minister of the Crown is the formal constitutional term used in the Commonwealth realms to describe a minister to the reigning sovereign The RCMP Security Service was a specialized political intelligence and counterintelligence branch with national security responsibilities, but was replaced with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service in 1984, following revelations of illegal covert operations relating to the Quebec separatist movement. RCMP Security Service was once responsible for intelligence and counterintelligence activities for Canada. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service ( CSIS) (Service canadien du renseignement de sécurité ( SCRS) is the primary Intelligence agency of the A covert operation is a Military or political activity carried out in such a way that the parties responsible for the action can be an Open secret, but The Quebec sovereignty movement ( Mouvement souverainiste du Québec) is a political movement aimed at either attaining independent statehood ( Sovereignty) or some  Duties, conduct and operational and reporting guidelines are very specifically laid out in a detailed document known as the Commissioner's Standing Orders, or CSOs.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has its beginnings in the North West Mounted Police (NWMP), which was established on May 23, 1873, by Queen Victoria, on the advice of her Canadian Prime Minister, John A. Macdonald, with the intent of bringing law and order to, and asserting sovereignty over, the Northwest Territories. Events 1430 - Siege of Compiègne: Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compiègne Year 1873 ( MDCCCLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901 was from 20 June 1837 the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Sir John Alexander Macdonald GCB, KCMG, PC ( January 11, 1815 – June 6, 1891) was the first Prime Minister The Northwest Territories (ˌnɔrθˌwɛstˈtɛrɨtɔriz ( NWT or NT; French, les Territoires du Nord-Ouest) is a territory The need was particularly urgent given reports of American whisky traders, in particular those of Fort Whoop-Up, causing trouble in the region, culminating in the Cypress Hills Massacre. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Fort Whoop-Up was the nickname given to a whiskey trading post officially Fort Hamilton, near what is now Lethbridge, Alberta. The Cypress Hills massacre occurred on June 1, 1873 in the Cypress Hills region of Battle Creek, Saskatchewan, involving a group The new force was initially to be called the North West Mounted Rifles, but this proposal was rejected as sounding too militaristic in nature, which Macdonald feared would antagonise both First Nations and Americans; however, the force was organised along the lines of a cavalry regiment in the British Army, and was to wear red uniforms. First Nations is a term of Ethnicity that refers to the Aboriginal peoples in Canada who are neither Inuit nor Métis people The Cavalry (from French cavalerie) is the second oldest of the Combat Arms, and as Soldiers or Warriors who fought mounted on A regiment is a Military unit, composed of a variable number of Battalions – commanded by a Colonel. The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces.
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. Major-General Sir George Arthur French, KCMG ( 19 June 1841 &ndash 7 July 1921) served as the first Commissioner of Events 939 - The Major Occultation or Ghaybat el-Kubra of Muhammad al-Mahdi 1099 - First Crusade: 15000 Year 1874 ( MDCCCLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Alberta (ælˈbɝtə is one of Canada's prairie provinces. It became a province on September 1 1905 The group comprised 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.  An account of the journey was recorded in the pictures of Henri Julien, an artist from the Canadian Illustrated News, who accompanied the expedition. Henri Julien, baptised Octave-Henri Julien ( 14 May 1852 &ndash 17 September 1908) was a French Canadian Artist The Canadian Illustrated News was a weekly Canadian illustrated Magazine published in Montreal from 1869 to 1883.
Historians have theorized that failure of the 1874 March West would not have completely ended the Canadian federal government's vision of settling the country's western plains, but could have delayed it for many years. It could also 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, thereby making no economic reason for the creation of cities like Brandon, Regina, Moose Jaw, Swift Current, Medicine Hat, and Calgary, which could, in turn, have tempted American expansionists to make a play for the Canadian prairies' flat, empty southern regions. The Canadian Pacific Railway ( The North Saskatchewan River is a Glacier -fed River flowing east from the Canadian Rockies to central Saskatchewan. Prince Albert is the third-largest city in Saskatchewan, Canada. See also History of Northwest Territories capital cities Battleford ( 2006 Population 3685 is a town Edmonton (ˈɛdmɨntɨn is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta. Brandon is a City in southwestern Manitoba, Canada. The surrounding area is often referred to as " Westman " Regina (rɨˈdʒaɪnə is the capital of Saskatchewan, Canada. Moose Jaw is a city in south-central Saskatchewan, Canada on the Moose Jaw River 71 km (45 miles west of Regina Swift Current is a small City in Southwest Saskatchewan. It is situated along the Trans Canada Highway Medicine Hat, known to locals as "The Hat" is a city of 60000 people located in the southeastern part of the province of Calgary (ˈkælgəriː is the largest city in the Province of Alberta, Canada Prairie, from the French prairie ("meadow" "grassland" "pasture" refers to an area of land of low topographic relief that historically
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 within the Mounties' jurisdiction. 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 In the early years, the force's dedication to enforcing the law on behalf of the First Nations peoples impressed the latter enough to encourage good relations between they and the Crown. In the summer of 1876, Sitting Bull and thousands of Sioux fled from the US Army towards what is now southern Saskatchewan, and James Morrow Walsh of the NWMP was charged with maintaining control in the large Sioux settlement at Wood Mountain. Sitting Bull ( Lakota: Tȟatȟaŋka Iyotȟaŋka or Ta-Tanka I-Yotank, also nicknamed Slon-he or "Slow" Ca Sioux (pronounced SUE are a Native American and First Nations people Saskatchewan (səˈskætʃəwən) is a prairie province in Canada, which has an area of 588276 James Morrow Walsh, ( 22 May 1840 &ndash 25 July 1905) was a North West Mounted Police (NWMP officer and the first Commissioner Disambiguation not to be confused with Wood Mountain Ski Park in the Comox Land District of B 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 North-West Rebellion (or North-West Resistance or the Saskatchewan Rebellion) of 1885 was a brief and unsuccessful uprising by the Métis Louis Riel (22 October 1844 &ndash 16 November 1885 in English was a Canadian politician, a founder of the province of Manitoba, and leader of the Métis They suffered particularly heavy losses during the Battle of Duck Lake, but saw little other active combat. The Battle of Duck Lake was a skirmish between Métis soldiers of the Provisional Government of Saskatchewan and Canadian government forces that signaled
In 1894, concerned about the influx of American miners and the ongoing liquor trade, the Canadian government sent inspector Charles Constantine to report on conditions in the Yukon. The Canadian Government, formally Her Majesty's Government in Canada, is the Federal government of Canada. Charles Constantine ( 13 November 1846 &ndash 5 May 1912) was a Canadian Northwest Mounted Police officer and superintendent from Yukon (ˈjuːkɒn is the westernmost and smallest of Canada's three territories. Constantine correctly forecast a coming gold rush and urgently recommended sending a force to secure Canadian sovereignty there and collect customs duties; he returned the following year with a force of 20 men. Under the command of Constantine, and his successor in 1898, the more famous Sam Steele, the NWMP distinguished itself during the Klondike Gold Rush, which started in 1896, making it one of the most peaceful and orderly such affairs in history. Major General Sir Samuel Benfield Steele, CB, KCMG, MVO ( 5 January 1848 – 30 January 1919) was a distinguished The Klondike Gold Rush, infrequently referred to as the Yukon Gold Rush or Alaska Gold Rush, was a frenzy of Gold rush Immigration to and for 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 Yukon River is a major watercourse of northwestern North America. The Mounties did tolerate certain illegal activities, such as gambling and prostitution, and the force did not succeed in its attempt to establish order and Canadian sovereignty in Skagway, Alaska, at the head of the Lynn Canal, instead creating the customs post at the summit of the Chilkoot Pass. Prostitution is the act of performing Sexual activity in exchange for Money. Skagway (ˈskægweɪ is a first-class borough in Alaska, on the Alaska Panhandle. The Lynn Canal is an Inlet (not an artificial Canal) into the mainland of southeast Alaska. Chilkoot Pass (el 1067 m/3500 ft is a high Mountain pass through the Coast Mountains in the U At that same time, the dissolution of the NWMP was being discussed in the House of Commons, but the gold rush prospectors were so impressed by the Mounties that the force became famous and its continuation was ensured. The House of Commons (Chambre des communes is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and
The Northwest Mounted Police's jurisdiction was extended northward in 1903 to the Artic coast, with the establishment of a post at Cape Fullerton, to the new provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan in 1905, and to Manitoba's new annexation in 1912. Cape Fullerton ( Qatiktalik in Inuktitut) (63°57'0N 88°46'0W is a cape and Peninsula in Nunavut, Canada located on the Alberta (ælˈbɝtə is one of Canada's prairie provinces. It became a province on September 1 1905 Saskatchewan (səˈskætʃəwən) is a prairie province in Canada, which has an area of 588276 Manitoba (English ˌmænɨˈtoʊbə French /manitoba/ is a province of Canada, spanning 647797 square kilometres (250116  sq mi of North America Only seven years later, the NWMP was called in to repress the general strike in Manitoba's capital, Winnipeg, where officers fired into a crowd of strikers, killing two and causing injury to thirty others. The Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 was one of the most influential strikes in Canadian history Winnipeg (ˈwɪnɨpɛg is the capital and largest city in the Canadian province of Manitoba, and 7th largest municipality in Canada with a population Another strike of that scale was never seen again, but clashes between the NWMP and strikers continued; Mounties killed three strikers in 1931, when striking coal miners from Bienfait, Saskatchewan demonstrated in nearby Estevan. Bienfait (ˈbinfeɪt is a community in Saskatchewan. See also List of communities 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 Estevan is the eighth largest City in Saskatchewan, Canada. It is located at, which is near the southeastern corner of the Province. These incidents did not help the image of the Mounties, who, since the end of First World War, was being looked at as an outdated institution, more suited to the 19th century frontier than with an industrialising 20th century Canada. World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All The force was faced, again, with dissolution, but was saved when it was merged with the Dominion Police in 1920 and renamed as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, with the royal prefix granted by King Edward VII. The Dominion Police was the federal police force of Canada from 1867 until its dissolution in 1920 with the formation of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP The new organization was charged with federal law enforcement in all the provinces and territories, and immediately set about establishing its modern role as protector of Canadian national security, as well as assuming responsibility for national counter-intelligence, particularly in regard to supposed communist threats. This article is a subset article of Intelligence cycle security. Communism is a Socioeconomic structure that promotes the establishment of an egalitarian, classless, stateless Society based 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 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. Regina Police Service, formed in 1892 is the municipal police force for the City 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 social movement of Unemployed men protesting the dismal conditions in federal relief camps scattered in remote areas across Western Canada 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.
The RCMP employed special constables to assist with strikebreaking in the interwar period. A special (police constable ( SC or SPC) is a law enforcement officer who is not a regular member of a police force but is a member of a volunteer police auxiliary Strike action, often simply called a strike, is a work stoppage caused by the mass refusal by Employees to perform work. For a brief period in the late 1930s, a volunteer militia group, the Legion of Frontiersmen were affiliated with the RCMP. The Legion of Frontiersmen is a patriotic paramilitary organisation formed in Britain in 1905 and designed to bolster the defensive capacity of the British Empire 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.
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.
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. A schooner (ˈskuːnɚ is a type of sailing vessel characterized by the use of fore-and-aft sails on two or more masts Schooners were first used by the History 1928 - constructed in North Vancouver British Columbia, Canada at Burrard Dry Dock Shipyards 1929-1939 - supplied 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). The Northwest Passage is a sea route through the Arctic Ocean, along the northern coast of North America via waterways amidst the Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Counter-intelligence work was moved from the RCMP's Criminal Investigation Department to a specialized intelligence branch, the RCMP Security Service, in 1939. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID is the branch of all Territorial police forces within the British Police and many other Commonwealth police RCMP Security Service was once responsible for intelligence and counterintelligence activities for Canada.
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. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR was a constitutionally Socialist state that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991 Igor Sergeyevich Gouzenko ( January 13, 1919, Rahachow, Soviet Union &ndash June 28, 1982, Mississauga, RCMP Security Service was once responsible for intelligence and counterintelligence activities for Canada.  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. Communism is a Socioeconomic structure that promotes the establishment of an egalitarian, classless, stateless Society based Homosexuality refers to sexual behavior with or attraction to people of the same sex or to a Homosexual orientation. KGB ( Transliteration of "КГБ" is the Russian abbreviation of Committee for State Security ( Komityet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosty  Scores of people were fired as part of this campaign, which included the development of a “fruit machine. " Fruit machine " is a jocular term for a device developed in Canada that was supposed to be able to identify homosexual people or " fruits ” 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. Beefcake is a term denoting the use of nude or semi-nude male bodies  After four years, the machine failed to produce results, and the program was discontinued. 
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. The Parti Québécois ' is a Sovereignist Political party that advocates national sovereignty for the Canadian province of Quebec and 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 Royal Commission of Inquiry into Certain Activities of the RCMP, better known as the McDonald Commission, was a Royal Commission called by the Canadian government 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 Canadian Security Intelligence Service ( CSIS) (Service canadien du renseignement de sécurité ( SCRS) is the primary Intelligence agency of the
In 1993, the Special Emergency Response Team (SERT), were transferred to the Canadian Forces, creating a new unit called Joint Task Force Two (JTF2). The Special Emergency Response Team ( SERT) was the RCMP Counter-terrorism unit which existed until 1993. The Canadian Forces (CF ( French: Forces canadiennes) are the unified Armed forces of Canada, governed by the National Defence Joint Task Force 2 (JTF2 was formed on April 1, 1993 and is the Canadian Forces unit responsible for federal counter-terrorist operations JTF2 inherited some equipment and SERT's former training base near Ottawa. Ottawa (ˈɒtəwə or sometimes /ˈɒtəwɑː/ is the Capital of Canada and the country's fourth largest municipality.
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. The RCMP has also provided training overseas in Iraq and other peace-keeping missions. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iraq topics.
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. The Mayerthorpe Incident occurred on March 3, 2005 on the property of James Roszko in Rochfort Bridge, northwest of Edmonton near Events 1284 - Statute of Rhuddlan incorporated the Principality of Wales into England 1575 - Indian Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Cannabis, also known as marijuana or marihuana, or ganja (from Hindi / Sanskrit: गांजा gānjā hemp) is a Legal issues of cannabis article The matter has been discussed to death and does not belong in this article Rochfort Bridge is an Alberta hamlet with an estimated population of 60 and is located in the Lac Ste Shooter Jim Roszko, 46, then shot and killed himself. It was the single worst multiple killing of RCMP officers since the Northwest Rebellion. The North-West Rebellion (or North-West Resistance or the Saskatchewan Rebellion) of 1885 was a brief and unsuccessful uprising by the Métis One of the four Mounties killed had been on the job for only seventeen days. The victims were:
On October 29, 2005, constable Paul Koester shot and killed Ian Bush while he was in custody. Events 437 - Valentinian III, Western Roman Emperor, marries Licinia Eudoxia, daughter of his cousin Theodosius II Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Ian Bush ( 1983 &ndash 2005) a resident of British Columbia, Canada, was killed while in police custody on October 29th 2005 by Constable Paul An internal investigation resulted in no action being taken against the constable, and, as a result, a public inquest was commissioned. The inquest recommended that the RCMP refrain from carrying out internal investigations with regard to fatal incidents involving the RCMP and the public.
On July 7, 2006, two RCMP officers were shot and killed near Mildred, Saskatchewan. The Spiritwood Incident occurred on July 7, 2006. The incident began in the town of Spiritwood Saskatchewan, Canada, a community of about Events 1456 - A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The alleged killer, Curtis Dagenais, 41, was missing until July 18, when he turned himself in. Curtis Alfred Dagenais is a Canadian accused of the murder of two Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP officers and the attempted murder of another Events 390 BC - Roman - Gaulish Wars Battle of the Allia - a Roman army is defeated by raiding Gauls, The victims were:
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).
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. Events 1060 - Béla I of Hungary is crowned king of Hungary 1240 - Mongol invasion of Rus: Kiev Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Giuliano Zaccardelli, COM is a former Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP officer who was the Commissioner of the RCMP from September 2, Maher Arar (born 1970 a telecommunications engineer lives in Canada, holding dual Syrian and Canadian citizenship 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. 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:
Mr. Events 48 BC - Pompey the Great is assassinated on orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Giuliano Zaccardelli, COM is a former Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP officer who was the Commissioner of the RCMP from September 2, 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. 
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. Events 1340 - King Edward III of England is declared King of France. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Arar, Monia Mazigh and their family in 2002 and 2003" and announced that Arar would receive $10. 5 million settlement for his ordeal and an additional $1 million for legal costs.
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. Maher Arar (born 1970 a telecommunications engineer lives in Canada, holding dual Syrian and Canadian citizenship Events 105 BC - Battle of Arausio: The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The Northwest Territories (ˌnɔrθˌwɛstˈtɛrɨtɔriz ( NWT or NT; French, les Territoires du Nord-Ouest) is a territory Hay River, known as "the Hub of the North" Demographics Hay River has a population of 3648 and the nearby Hay River Reserve (Katl'odeeche First A nation-wide arrest warrant was issued for Emrah Bulatci. Bulatci was apprehended on October 12 in Edmonton, Alberta.
On October 14, 2007, Robert Dziekański, a Polish immigrant, was killed at Vancouver International Airport. Events 1066 - Norman Conquest: Battle of Hastings - In England on Senlac Hill seven miles from Hastings, the forces Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Robert Dziekański ( April 15, 1967 - October 14, 2007) was a Polish immigrant who arrived at the 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. A Taser is an Electroshock weapon that uses Electro-Muscular Disruption (EMD technology to cause neuromuscular incapacitation or NMI and strong muscle contractions 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.
On November 6, 2007, Constable Doug Scott, 20, was killed in Kimmirut, Nunavut when responding to a report of a possible impaired driver. Events 355 - Roman Emperor Constantius II promotes his cousin Julian to the rank of Caesar, entrusting him with Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Kimmirut ( Syllabics: ᑭᒻᒥᕈᑦ known as Lake Harbour until 1 January, 1996) is located on the shore of Hudson Strait on Driving under the influence of alcohol ( driving while intoxicated, drunk driving, drinking and driving, drink-driving) or other drugs He had been with the service for only six months. 
In 2007, the RCMP was named Newsmaker of the Year by the Canadian Press. The Canadian Newsmaker of the Year is an award voted every year since 1946 by the Canadian Press. The Canadian Press (often abbreviated as CP) is Canada 's national News agency established in 1917 as a vehicle to permit Canadian newspapers of the day 
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). The Red Serge refers to the jacket of the dress Uniform of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Stetson hats or Stetsons are a brand of hat manufactered by the John B The Musical Ride of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is a Formal event showcasing the equestrian skills performed by thirty-two Cavalry who The Cavalry (from French cavalerie) is the second oldest of the Combat Arms, and as Soldiers or Warriors who fought mounted on A military parade is a formation of soldiers whose movement is restricted On normal duties, the RCMP uses standard police methods, equipment, and uniforms. Horses are no longer used operationally by any unit.
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. The term militia is commonly used today to refer to a military force composed of ordinary Citizens to provide defense emergency law enforcement or Paramilitary service 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, long after King Edward VII granted the Force "Royal" status for its service in the Second Boer War, replacing gold-trimmed scarlet straps from the earlier uniforms. See also First Boer War,, South African Wars (1879-1915 The Second Boer War ( Dutch: Tweede Boerenoorlog, Afrikaans: 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.
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 U. S. 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.
The wide, flat-brimmed Stetson hat was not adopted officially until about 1904. Stetson hats or Stetsons are a brand of hat manufactered by the John B Although the NWMP contingent at Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee wore the Stetson, it was an unofficial item of dress. Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901 was from 20 June 1837 the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland A Diamond Jubilee is a celebration held to mark a 60th Anniversary in the case of a person (e The primary official summer headdress at the time was the white British foreign service helmet, also known as a pith helmet. The pith helmet (also known as the sun helmet, topee, sola topee, salacot or topi) is a lightweight Helmet made of 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. Major General Sir Samuel Benfield Steele, CB, KCMG, MVO ( 5 January 1848 – 30 January 1919) was a distinguished Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians (LdSH) is a regular Armoured Regiment of the Canadian Forces. For winter a Canadian military fur wedge cap or busby was worn. The Canadian Military fur wedge cap, or "envelope Busby " is a uniform hat worn by the Canadian military and RCMP. Busby is the English name for the Hungarian prémes csákó or kucsma, a Military head-dress made of Fur, worn
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 Sam Browne belt is a wide belt usually leather which is supported by a Strap going diagonally over the right shoulder 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.
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. A non-commissioned officer (sometimes noncommissioned officer) also known as an NCO or Noncom, is an enlisted member of an Armed force 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.
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. Baltej Singh Dhillon was the first Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer to be allowed to wear a Turban. Sikh (English or; ਸਿੱਖ sikkh, IPA) is the title and name given to an adherent of Sikhism. The turban (from Persian fa دلبند or دولبند dulband via the Turkish tr tülbent) is a headdress consisting of a long On March 15, the federal government, not without its protesters, decided that Sikhs may wear turbans while serving as RCMP officers.
On May 23, 1974 RCMP Commissioner M. Events 1430 - Siege of Compiègne: Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compiègne Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. 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.
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, Beverley Busson served as interim Commissioner of the RCMP, making her the first woman to hold the top position in the force. Events 533 - Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Beverley Ann Busson, COM, OBC was the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. She was replaced by William J.S. Elliott on August 10, 2007, the first civilian to lead the RCMP. William J S Elliott, COM is the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Events 612 BC - Killing of Sinsharishkun, King of Assyrian Empire Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
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Gendarmerie Royale du Canada
Crest of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
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|Motto||Maintiens le droit (Maintain the Right)|
|Battle honours||see Battle honours|
|William J. S. Elliott (Commissioner)|
|Honorary Commissioner||HM The Queen|
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Although the RCMP is a civilian police force, in 1921, following the service of many of its members during the First World War, King George V awarded the force the status of a regiment of dragoons, entitling it to display the battle honours it had been awarded. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page A battle honour is a military tradition practised in the Commonwealth countries of the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand William J S Elliott, COM is the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. For the ship see RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Context States headed by Elizabeth II In military organizations the practice of carrying colours standards or Guidons, to act both as a rallying point for troops and to mark the location of the commander is thought World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All A dragoon is a soldier intended primarily to fight on foot but trained also in Horse riding and cavalry combat especially
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. See also First Boer War,, South African Wars (1879-1915 The Second Boer War ( Dutch: Tweede Boerenoorlog, Afrikaans: Leave of absence (LOA is a term used to describe a period of time that one is to be away from his/her primary job while maintaining the status of employee. A battalion is a Military unit of around 500-1500 men usually consisting of between two and seven companies and typically commanded by a Lieutenant Colonel Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians (LdSH) is a regular Armoured Regiment of the Canadian Forces. The force raised the Canadian Mounted Rifles, mostly from NWMP members, for service in South Africa. The Republic of South Africa (also known by other official names) is a country located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa For the CMR's distinguished service there, King Edward VII honoured the NWMP by changing the name to the Royal Northwest Mounted Police (RNWMP) on June 24, 1904. Events 972 - Battle of Cedynia, the first documented victory of Polish forces takes place Year 1904 ( MCMIV) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year starting on
During World War I, the Royal Northwest Mounted Police (RNWMP) conducted border patrols, surveillance of enemy aliens, and enforcement of national security regulations within Canada. World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All Borders define geographic boundaries of political entities or legal jurisdictions such as Governments States or subnational administrative Surveillance is the monitoring of Behavior. Systems surveillance is the process of monitoring the behavior of people objects or processes within systems for conformity In US law, an alien is a legal term for a person, either a corporation or a human who is not a United States national. National security is the entire scope of measures undertaken by the Governments of Nation-states in providing assurance of national Sovereignty 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. Events 1538 - Bogotá, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada. Year 1914 ( MCMXIV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year A squadron is a small unit or formation of Cavalry, armour, Aircraft (including Balloons) or Warships Army This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. In 1918, two more squadrons were raised, A Squadron for service in France and Flanders and B Squadron for service in Siberia
In 1939, No. Flanders (Vlaanderen Flandre Flandern is a geographical region located in parts of present day Belgium, France, and the Netherlands. Siberia (Сиби́рь Sibir) is the name given to the vast region constituting almost all of Northern Asia and for the most part currently serving 1 Provost Company (RCMP), Canadian Provost Corps, was raised for service in Europe. 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 The unit served with distinction throughout World War II. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including
As a regiment of dragoons, the RCMP is entitled to wear battle honours for its war service as well as carry a guidon. A regiment is a Military unit, composed of a variable number of Battalions – commanded by a Colonel. A dragoon is a soldier intended primarily to fight on foot but trained also in Horse riding and cavalry combat especially A battle honour is a military tradition practised in the Commonwealth countries of the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand In military organizations the practice of carrying colours standards or Guidons, to act both as a rallying point for troops and to mark the location of the commander is thought 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. The Queen's Guard and Queen's Life Guard are the names given to contingents of Infantry and Cavalry soldiers charged with guarding the official royal Horse Guards Parade is a large parade ground off Whitehall in central London, at grid reference. The Coronation of the British Monarch is a Ceremony (specifically Initiation rite) in which the Monarch of the United Kingdom and of the other
1. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Flanders (Vlaanderen Flandre Flandern is a geographical region located in parts of present day Belgium, France, and the Netherlands. Siberia (Сиби́рь Sibir) is the name given to the vast region constituting almost all of Northern Asia and for the most part currently serving Presented 21 September 1957 at a Parliament Hill ceremony for contributions to the Corps during the Second World War. Events 1217 - The Estonian tribal leader Lembitu of Lehola was killed in a battle against Teutonic Knights. Year 1957 ( MCMLVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar)
The RCMP divides the country into divisions for command purposes. 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 In general, each division is coterminous with a province (for example, C Division is Quebec). Quebec (kwɨˈbɛk The province of Ontario, however, is divided into two divisions: A Division (Ottawa) and O Division (rest of the province). Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec 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. RCMP Academy Depot Division (commonly known as "Depot" ˈdɛpoʊ not /ˈdiːpoʊ/ has been providing Police training to Royal Canadian Mounted Police Regina (rɨˈdʒaɪnə is the capital of Saskatchewan, Canada. Bowden is a Town in Central Alberta, Canada. It is located in Red Deer County, south of The RCMP headquarters are located in Ottawa, Ontario.
The rank system of the RCMP illustrates their origin as a paramilitary force. "E" Division is the British Columbia division of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. RCMP Academy Depot Division (commonly known as "Depot" ˈdɛpoʊ not /ˈdiːpoʊ/ has been providing Police training to Royal Canadian Mounted Police Regina (rɨˈdʒaɪnə is the capital of Saskatchewan, Canada. Innisfail is a town in Central Alberta, Canada. It is located in the Calgary-Edmonton Corridor, south A paramilitary is a force whose function and organization are similar to those of a professional military force but which are not regarded as having the same status The insignia were based upon the Canadian army of the time, which is almost identical to that of the current British Army. Land Force Command ( LFC) is responsible for army operations within the Canadian Forces. The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. 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. This is about the police rank/position For the use in graphical user interfaces see Inspector window. A subaltern is a Military term for a junior officer. Literally meaning " Subordinate," subaltern is used to describe commissioned officers A field officer or field grade officer is an Army, Marine, or Air force Commissioned officer senior in rank to a company officer With the military introducing the warrant officer, the RCMP non-commissioned officers were maintained using the older military style. The Canadian Forces (CF ( French: Forces canadiennes) are the unified Armed forces of Canada, governed by the National Defence A Warrant Officer ( WO) is a member of a military organization holding one of a specific group of ranks.
The ranks of the RCMP, in English and French with their insignia, are (numbers as of January 1, 2007):
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. Epaulette (ˈɛpǝlɛt is a French word meaning "little shoulder" (from épaule, meaning "shoulder" 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.
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 are employees of RCMP, have varied duties depending on where they are deployed, but are often given this designation because of an expertise they possess which needs to be applied in a certain area. Canadian Police Volunteers The Auxiliary Constable performs a similar role to their UK counterpart in the Special Constabulary. For example, an Aboriginal person might be appointed a special constable in order to assist regular members as they police an Aboriginal community where English is not well understood, and where the special speaks the language well.
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".
Auxiliary constables are volunteers within their own community. Canadian Police Volunteers The Auxiliary Constable performs a similar role to their UK counterpart in the Special Constabulary. They are not police officers and can not identify themselves as such. However, they are given peace officer powers when on duty with a regular member. A law enforcement officer (also called peace officer) in North America, is any public-sector person charged with upholding the peace, mainly Their duty consist of mostly cordoning areas, participate in community policing, backup in situations where regular members are overwhelmed. Community policing or neighbourhood policing is a policing strategy and philosophy based on the notion that community interaction and support can help control They are identified by the wording of 'RCMP Auxiliary' on cars, jackets and shoulder flashes.
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 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.
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. Toxicology (from the Greek words toxicos and logos) is the study of the adverse effects of Chemicals on living organisms Chemistry (from Egyptian kēme (chem meaning "earth") is the Science concerned with the composition structure and properties Foundations of modern biology There are five unifying principles Deoxyribonucleic acid ( DNA) is a Nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known Law is a system of rules enforced through a set of Institutions used as an instrument to underpin civil obedience politics economics and society Information technology ( IT) as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA is "the study design development implementation support Communication is the process of conveying information from a sender to a receiver with the use of a medium in which the communicated information is understood the same way In Business, administration consists of the performance or management of business operations and thus the making or implementing of major decisions Human resource management (HRM is the Strategic and Coherent approach to the Management of an organization's most valued assets - the people working Translation is the interpreting of the meaning of a text and the subsequent production of an equivalent text likewise called a " translation The Crown Victoria Police Interceptor (often referred to simply as CVPI or P71) is the law enforcement version of the Ford Crown Victoria. The Chevrolet Caprice and Caprice Classic were full-sized Automobiles produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors in the United The Chevrolet Impala was through 1996 a Full-sized Automobile built by General Motors for their Chevrolet division See also Ford Explorer Sport Trac for the spinoff pickup truck SUV Crossover version The Ford Explorer is a mid-size Sport utility vehicle Aviation Week & Space Technology, often abbreviated Aviation Week or AW&ST, is a weekly Magazine. History Since 400 AD Chinese children have played with bamboo flying toys. Overview Fixed-wing aircraft range from small training and recreational aircraft to Wide-body aircraft and military cargo aircraft.  As of 1 April 2007 the RCMP had 41 aircraft (11 helicopters and 30 fixed-wing aircraft) registered with Transport Canada (TC). Events 527 - Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Transport Canada is the department within the government of Canada which is responsible for developing Regulations, Policies and services 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.
|Bell 206 JetRanger||4||3||L-1, L-4||C-FMPK, C-GMPA, C-GMPV||Helicopter, JetRanger|
|Cessna 182 Skylane||1||1||182Q||C-GFZV||Fixed wing, Skylane, light utility aircraft|
|Cessna 206 Stationair||1||5||U206G,T206H||C-FDGM, C-FDTM, C-FHGY, C-FSWC,|
|Fixed wing, Stationair (Station wagon of the Air), general aviation aircraft|
|Cessna 208 Caravan||3||3||208, 208B||C-FRPH, C-FSUJ, C-GMPR||Fixed wing, Caravan, short-haul regional airliner and utility aircraft|
|Cessna 210 Centurion||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 EC 120 Colibri||0||1||EC 120B||C-GMPT||Light helicopter, "Hummingbird"|
|Eurocopter AS 350 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,
|Fixed wing, turboprop passenger and cargo aircraft|
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police received an international license on 1 April 1995 requiring those who use the RCMP to pay a licensing fee. WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout A station wagon (or simply wagon) in American, Australian, Canadian and New Zealand usage and an estate car (or just estate General aviation (abbr GA) is one of two categories of Civil aviation. WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout An airliner is a large Fixed-wing aircraft with the primary function of transporting paying passengers WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout The de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver is a single engined high wing Propeller -driven STOL aircraft developed by De Havilland Canada, primarily known A bush plane is a General aviation Aircraft serving remote undeveloped areas of a country usually the African bush Alaskan and Canadian WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout STOL is an Initialism for short take-off and landing, a term used to describe Aircraft with very short Runway requirements WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout The Piaggio P180 Avanti is an unusual yet remarkably efficient twin-engine business aircraft produced by Piaggio Aero. An Aircraft constructed with a pusher configuration has the engine mounted forward of the Propeller - which faces in a rearwards direction - giving an appearance WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout A turboprop engine is a type of aircraft powerplant that uses a Gas turbine engine to drive a Propeller. Proceeds from the fees would be used for community awareness programmes.  Those that do not pay the licensing fee are legally unable to use the name of the RCMP or their correct uniforms, though a film such as Canadian Bacon used the name "Royal Mounted Canadian Police" (RMCP) and the character in the Dudley Do-Right film did not wear accurate insignia. Dudley Do-Right was the Eponymous hero of a segment on The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show which
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 licensing and marketing, they contracted these responsibilities out to Walt Disney Co. (Canada) Ltd. , the Toronto-based branch of The Walt Disney Company. This generated some controversies, as some people feared that the deal would threaten the Canadian autonomy in representing Canada . The contract with Disney expired in 2000. The licensing program is now operated by the Mounted Police Foundation.
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. Canadian culture is a term that encompasses the artistic musical literary culinary political and social elements that are representative of Canada not only to its own population 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", also translated as "Maintain the Right", or "Uphold the Right". French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people The Hollywood motto derives from a comment by the Montana newspaper, the Fort Benton Record: "They fetch their man every time. "
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, Laurie York Erskine, James B Hendryx, T Lund, Harwood Steele (the son of Sam Steele) and William Byron Mowery. James Oliver Curwood, ( June 12, 1878 – August 13, 1927) was an American novelist and Conservationist. 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.
In other media, a famous example is the radio and television series, Sergeant Preston of the Yukon. Radio is the transmission of signals by Modulation of electromagnetic waves with frequencies below those of visible Light. A television program (US television programme (UK or television show (U Challenge of the Yukon was a long-running Radio series that began on Detroit 's station WXYZ (as had The Lone Ranger and Dudley Do-Right (of The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show) is a 1960s example of the comic aspect of the Mountie myth. Dudley Do-Right was the Eponymous hero of a segment on The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show which The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show is the collective name for two separate American Television Animated series: Rocky and His Friends The Broadway musical and Hollywood movie Rose Marie is a 1930s example of its romantic side. Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located Rose Marie is an Operetta -style musical with music by Rudolf Friml and Herbert Stothart, and book and lyrics by Otto Harbach 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. Renfrew of the Royal Mounted was a popular series of boy's 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. In the 1930s 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 and 1940. In 1953 portions of the films were mixed with new sequences of Newill for a Renfrew of the Mounted television series.
A former Mounted Police corporal (1919–1923), Bruce Carruthers, served as an unofficial technical advisor to Hollywood in many films on the Force. A technical advisor is an individual who is expert in a particular field of knowledge, hired to provide information in that field to a movie or Television director 
The Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen on the animated television series The Ren and Stimpy Show is clearly a reference to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The Ren and Stimpy Show is an American / Canadian animated television series created by Canadian Animator John 
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. Dave Broadfoot is a Canadian Comedian who was born on December 5, 1925 in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada The Royal Canadian Air Farce is a comedy troupe best known for their radio and television shows broadcast in Canada by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation On That 70's Show Mounties were played by SCTV alums Joe Flaherty and Dave Thomas. That '70s Show is an American television sitcom that centered on the lives of a group of teenagers living in the fictional town of Second City Television (SCTV was a Canadian television Sketch comedy show offshoot from Toronto's The Second City troupe that ran between Joe Flaherty ( June 21, 1941) is an American-Canadian Comedian. See the David Thomas disambiguation page for other people with this name 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 lumberjack sketch. Monty Python’s Flying Circus (also known as Flying Circus or during the final series just Monty Python) is a BBC Sketch comedy The Lumberjack Song is one of the best-known and most popular sketches by the Monty Python Comedy troupe A lumberjack or logger is a man who harvests lumber The term lumberjack is somewhat archaic having been mostly replaced by logger.
The 1972–90 CBC series The Beachcombers featured a character named Constable John Constable who attempted to enforce the law in the town of Gibsons, British Columbia.
In comic books, the Marvel Comics characters of Alpha Flight were described on several occasions as "RCMP auxiliaries", and two of their members, Snowbird and the second Major Mapleleaf were depicted as serving members of the force. Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc Alpha Flight is a Fictional group a Marvel Comics Superhero team noteworthy for being one of the few Canadian superhero teams Major Mapleleaf is the name of two fictional characters from the Alpha Flight series
In the early 1990s, Canadian professional wrestler Jacques Rougeau utilized the gimmick of "The Mountie" while wrestling for the WWF. Professional wrestling, or pro wrestling, is a non-competitive professional Sport, where all matches are scripted by the promotion's booking staff Jacques Rougeau (born June 13, 1960) is a former French - Canadian professional wrestler from Saint-Sulpice Quebec, World Wrestling Entertainment Inc ( WWE) is a publicly traded privately controlled integrated media (focusing in Television, Internet, He typically wore the Red Serge to the ring, and carried a shock stick as an illegal weapon. He briefly held the Intercontinental Championship in 1992. The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE Intercontinental Championship is a Professional wrestling championship in World Wrestling Entertainment.
The 1998 swan song of Nick Berry's time on UK drama Heartbeat featured his character, Sergeant Nick Rowan, transferring to Canada and taking the rank of constable in the Mounties. The special telemovie was titled Heartbeat: Changing Places.
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. This article concerns the television program For the television listings magazine see Due South Magazine Due South is an award-winning Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. A pair of Mounties staffed the RCMP Detachment in the fictional town of Lynx River, Northwest Territories, in the CBC series North of 60. North of 60 is a mid-1990s Canadian Television series depicting life in the sub- Arctic northern boreal forest (north of 60 degrees North 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.
Another TV series from 1990s, Bordertown featured a NWMP corporal paired with a U.S. marshal securing law and order on a frontier U. S. -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. Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law is a North American Animated television series comedy created by Williams Street that airs on Cartoon In the ABC TV Answered By Fire, there are at least three mounties featured. Answered by Fire is a two-part mini-series based on the 1999 East Timor conflicts that led to East Timor's independence World Wrestling Federation wrestler Jacques Rougeau's early-1990s ring character "The Mountie" wrestled in apparel reminiscent of the Red Serge. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc ( WWE) is a publicly traded privately controlled integrated media (focusing in Television, Internet, Jacques Rougeau (born June 13, 1960) is a former French - Canadian professional wrestler from Saint-Sulpice Quebec, 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.
The 1987 Brian de Palma film The Untouchables featured cooperation between Eliot Ness's Treasury Department task force and the Mounties against liquor smuggling across the American-Canadian border. The Untouchables is a 1987 crime drama film based on the 1959 television series, and follows Eliot Ness 's Autobiographical Eliot Ness ( April 19, 1903 &ndash May 16, 1957) was an American Prohibition agent, famous for his efforts to enforce
There are products and merchandise that are made in the image of the RCMP, like Mountie statues or Mountie hats. Before 1995, the RCMP had little control over these products.
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. The RCMP Heritage Centre ( French: Le Centre du patrimoine de la GRC) was officially opened May 23 2007 in Regina Saskatchewan, Arthur Charles Erickson CC (born June 14, 1924, in Vancouver British Columbia, Canada) is an internationally celebrated Canadian Regina (rɨˈdʒaɪnə is the capital of Saskatchewan, Canada. RCMP Academy Depot Division (commonly known as "Depot" ˈdɛpoʊ not /ˈdiːpoʊ/ has been providing Police training to Royal Canadian Mounted Police It replaced the old RCMP museum and is designed to celebrate the role of the force in Canada's history.
Please refer to Scandals surrounding the RCMP. While the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has a history dating back to 1873 it has been involved in a number of high-profile scandals particularly in the 1970s
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