The Canadian Military Police Association (CMPA) is a non-profit national organization dedicated to bettering the lives of currently serving and former Military Police Branch personnel. This is done through scholarships, corporate sponsorships, and offering a venue for the furthering of old ties as well as creating new ones. We are an all-volunteer organization.
The CMPA carries on in the traditions established by several former associations, including the Canadian Intelligence and Security Association, the Canadian Intelligence and Military Police Association, and the Air Force Police Association.
The CMPA was established in 1983 to provide:
a focal point for all members of the Canadian Armed Forces Military Police, past and present;
to better the lives of those who have served or are serving in the Canadian Armed Forces Military Police; and
to build esprit de corps and camaraderie within the Canadian Military Police community.
The objectives of the CMPA are:
to foster esprit de corps within the Military Police Branch and the Military Police retired community;
to support and participate in the Conference of Defence Associations (CDA);
to preserve and perpetuate the traditions established in the Canadian Military Police and its antecedents;
to recognize the achievements of Military Police veterans and serving members of the Military Police Branch;
to provide support to wounded Military Police veterans and their families;
to provide a venue where members can share a common identity and experience;
Promoting our Heritage – preserving and perpetuating the traditions established in the Canadian Military Police and its antecedents like the Canadian Provost Corps, Royal Canadian Air Force Police and Naval Shore Patrol;
Community Outreach – participating in local and community programs and undertaking charitable and other projects of both national and local character (Cadets Corps, youth programs, MPFBC, etc.); and
Awareness and Recognition - recognizing the achievements of veterans and members of the Military Police Branch.
Conference of Defence Associations
The CDA has proven to be an authoritative and rational voice on defence matters in Canada, and has been a vital link between the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian public for more than 50 years.
The CMPA is one of the 15 voting member associations of the CDA, and serves as a channel to that influential forum.
CMPA Constitution and Bylaws
The CMPA is governed by a constitution and various by-laws.