Trust Fund created for AFP/MP Sentry Dog and Nuclear Security exhibit at the National Air Force Museum of Canada
The CMPA is working with the National Air Force Museum of Canada, at 8 Wing/CFB Trenton ON, to create a new exhibit showcasing the role of RCAF Air Force Police and CAF Military Police in securing the nuclear weapons used by Canada’s air force during the Cold War.
The exhibit project lead is Lieutenant-Colonel (Ret’d) Paul Thobo-Carlsen, CMPA Co-Director of History & Heritage. The project technical advisors are Major (Ret’d) Wayne Kendall, CMPA Director of Membership (Veterans) and a former AFP sentry dog handler, and Lieutenant-Colonel (Ret’d) Andy Murtagh, who organized and implemented the Sentry Dog Program while serving as a staff officer at RCAF 1 Air Division Headquarters, Metz, France.
The exhibit will be implemented in two phases:
The National Air Force Museum of Canada has established a specific trust fund to collect the money necessary to create a professional looking exhibit. The money collected in this trust fund will be used only to build and maintain the AFP/MP exhibit, and donors will be provided charitable donation receipts for tax purposes.
Donations to the trust fund may be made by cheque to the “National Air Force Museum of Canada.” Please ensure all cheques are clearly annotated with “Attn: Air Force Police Exhibit Trust Fund” to ensure they are appropriately directed. Donation cheques should be mailed to:
National Air Force Museum of Canada
220 RCAF Road
Any former AFP or MP sentry dog handlers who wish to donate related artifacts in support of this exhibit should contact the CMPA (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the details of all items for consideration. Any artifacts subsequently accepted into the NAFMC collection will also be eligible for income tax receipts.
New Canadian Forces Provost Marshal (CFPM) BGen Simon Trudeau (left) assumes command of the Canadian Forces Military Police Group from outgoing CFPM BGen Rob Delaney (right) at a change of command ceremony presided over by LGen Alain Parent (centre), Acting Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, on May 28, 2018, at Cartier Square Drill Hall in Ottawa. Photo credit: Corporal (Cpl) MacIsaac, Canadian Armed Forces.
BGen Simon Trudeau is the new the Canadian Forces Provost Marshal (CFPM) and Commander of the Canadian Forces Military Police Group (CF MP Gp).
BGen Trudeau assumed the role from BGen Rob Delaney, at a change of command ceremony held May 28, 2018 in Ottawa. LGen Alain Parent, Acting Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, was presiding officer at the ceremony.
Canadian Forces Military Police provide a variety of operational, law enforcement, investigative and security services at military establishments across Canada and throughout the world, wherever members of the Canadian Armed Forces serve.
“We expect all Canadian Armed Forces members to serve with honour and fulfil their missions, but the expectation of trust is highest when considering the role of the Military Police who protect military communities – the foundation of our effectiveness and readiness as a fighting force,” said LGen Parent.
The CFPM is an advisor to the Chief of the Defence Staff on policing matters. He or she is an active member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police. As the new CFPM, BGen Trudeau commands all Military Police directly involved in policing duties. He is responsible for investigations conducted by any unit or other element under his command, as well as the selection, training and professional standards for the military police.
He enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1988 and commenced his Military Police career following graduation from the College Militaire Royal de Saint-Jean in 1992. He has held numerous leadership positions across various functions with the Military Police, including operational deployments in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1997 and Afghanistan in 2002. Prior to his appointment as CFPM, he was Deputy Commander of the CF MP Gp.
In his comments at the change of command parade, BGen Trudeau took the opportunity to thank BGen Delaney for his service and outline his vision for the years ahead.
“On behalf of the women and men of the Canadian Forces Military Police Group, I thank Brigadier-General Delaney for his leadership these past five years. Under his watch we have transformed, expanded, and built on our proud history as a policing organization respected worldwide for its professionalism and integrity,” said BGen Trudeau. “I am looking forward to working with the dedicated and talented members of the MP Group to ensure that Canada’s Military Police remains operationally oriented as we implement Canada’s defence policy Strong, Secured, Engaged.”
BGen Delaney was appointed CFPM and group commander in August of 2013, and he is scheduled to deploy to Iraq this summer as the Ministerial Liaison Team Director – Operation IMPACT.
“It was an honour to serve with the Military Police for more than 25 years, and for five years to command an organization that provides steadfast police and security support to every Canadian Armed Forces installation in Canada and virtually every CAF operation worldwide,” said BGen Delaney. “We have the finest police officers in the world, and it has been my privilege to contribute to the ongoing strength of Canada’s Military Police capability.”
A message from CWO Crystal Krammer, outgoing Military Police Branch Chief:
"I am in midst of finishing off a project at the Academy before I depart, and I require your assistance.
I am looking for a high resolution picture of an early C Pro C member. This picture will be blown up to about 10 feet.
I currently had submitted one but the graphics designer has indicated that it is not of good enough quality. (it was taken from the internet)
Could you please see what you have in your arsenals for me? I am particularly looking for a gentlemen standing and perhaps looking left.
If you have something can you please send it to my civilian e-mail email@example.com.
All CMPA members are cordially invited to the upcoming Change of Command ceremony Brigadier-General R.P. Delaney, OMM, CD and Brigadier-General S. Trudeau, CD.
The ceremony will take place The ceremony, which is scheduled for Monday, 28 May 2018, at 1000 hrs, will take place at Cartier Square Drill Hall, 2 Queen Elisabeth Dr., Ottawa.
The event is open to all serving and retired members of the CMPA, however, it is requested that you RSVP before 18 May 2018 by contacting Nicole.Vidal@forces.gc.ca. Note, seating is limited and there is no guarantee to have a seat upon arrival.
Dress for all attendees is DEU 1A for military personnel, and business suit or equivalent for civilians.
Attendees are asked to be seated by 0945 hrs, and a reception for invited guests will follow the parade.
Additional details are contained in the downloadable invitation.
The February 2018 edition of the MP Branch Newsletter is now available online.
This issue features a farewell from CWO Krammer, MP Branch CWO, who will be retiring in May 18 after completing 30 years of service with the Military Police.
This issue also features articles about MP operations and exercises in Ukraine, Latvia, United Kingdom, and here at home.
You can find this month's issue along with all the previous publications by clicking here.
By 2Lt Suzanne Nogue, CFSU(O) Public Affairs
Originally published in 30 Nov 17 edition of "Guard of Honour"
For the second article in our Local Units Profile series, we sat down with Maj Claude Lemieux, Commanding Officer of the Military Police Unit (Ottawa) (MPU(O)), as well as MWO Marc Paulin, unit Sergeant-Major and Lt Adam Carleton, OIC of Services Platoon.
For most in the National Capital Region (NCR), their typical interaction with the Military Police occurs at pass control for NCR building passes and National Defence Identification Cards. However, behind the secured area, members from this unit work around the clock to provide police and security services to the NCR Defence community. Recognized for their excellence, professionalism, integrity and transparency, the unit provides a variety of services including, investigations, training for their staff and counterparts, security, patrolling, victim services and community outreach, to name a few. Not only do they work closely with military and DND personnel throughout the NCR, they also work closely with their civilian partners, such as at the RCMP, the Ottawa Police Services and the Ontario Provincial Police.
“90 percent of what we do at MPU(O) is how we can best support CFSU(O) and the Defence community,” said Maj Lemieux. “We’re part of the team and we work every day to do our absolute best to support […] we win as a team and we lose as a team,” added Maj Lemieux.
With CFSU(O) being the largest unit in Canada in terms of the number of military and civilian personnel it supports, MPU(O) operates in a very complex and unique environment. In addition to supporting the Commandant, DND buildings in the NCR and their staff, MPU(O) is also responsible for close protections services and OUTCAN units in Germany and throughout the United States. According to Maj Lemieux and MWO Paulin, the unit would not fulfill these mandates if it weren’t for their troops.
“All our missions are no-fail missions,” said MWO Marc Paulin. “We put a huge responsibility on our younger troops and they come through with flying colours. It’s really about the guys and girls that are here […] it’s phenomenal to be able to support them and see them succeed.”
“This is the place to be […] you can tell that the CoC really supports the troops and that they have your back,” added Lt Carleton.
With the big move to NDHQ (Carling) underway and a growing Defence community, the main challenge facing the unit is to remain operationally ready and in a position to support the Commandant, with the same existing resources. For members of MPU(O), it also brings exciting opportunities for unique training, increased stability and new detachments to their teams. Amongst all the changes, the main priority for Maj Lemieux remains the same: to take care of his team and provide them with the tools to succeed, while always supporting the mission.
“To be able to give my team exactly what I wanted 15 years ago as a young corporal […] what I wish I had, that’s the most rewarding for me,” said Maj Lemieux.
Peter and Marilyn Clark donate an original oil painting of Lieutenant Peter Seddon Oliver to the Canadian Forces Military Police Academy, Borden, ON, on August 2, 2017.
Lieutenant Peter Oliver of the Canadian Provost Corps was killed on 19 August 1942 during the amphibious landing at Dieppe, France. In honour of his sacrifice, the “Oliver Trophy” is awarded to the most outstanding MP QL3 candidate of every year.
Click Protective Services in Sudan - Members of CFPSU accompanied Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, to South Sudan this June. In June 2017, the Minister visited the area to assess Canada’s assistance with the country’s Famine Relief projects.
The Canadian Forces Military Police Academy will be hosting its annual Day of Remembrance in a few short weeks. There will be three platoons, and MP veterans are welcome to parade alongside CFMPA staff, students, and cadets if they wish.
Please ensure that you are on the grounds NLT 1030 hrs for sizing. The actual service will be approximately 40 minutes in duration.
Refreshments and chili after the parade, and there will be an opportunity for veterans int interact with staff and students.