The CMPA Kit shop has acquired new PT clothing as the previous gear was getting outdated and stock was no longer available
We have selected the Surge Activewear line of clothing. Surge Activewear is a Canadian Company that provides clothing to the Canadian Army Run, Ottawa Race Weekend, RCAF Run, Navy Bike Ride, and the Montreal Marathon, to name a few.
These shirts come in both short- and long-sleeve versions, include the Canadian MP Logo on chest, and are available in two colour styles: red with black stripes, and black with red stripes. A lined hoodie is also available in both colour schemes, as well as running gloves (black only). All clothing is available with additional wording for CFMPA staff on the back, for an extra charge (black with red stripe version - Canadian MP Logo on chest).
For more details about this new clothing, please visit our web page at: https://mpkitshop.ca/search?q=surge
An Educational, Historical, Cultural and Culinary Experience
The CMPA is pleased to announce it's support for a one-week historical and cultural tour in southern Italy from the 23rd to 30th of June 2024. This tour has been tailored for members of the military police family (serving and veterans).
2024 marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of the Liri Valley in which the 1st Canadian Corps—supported by several units of the Canadian Provost Corps (CProC)—helped break through the tough German defences and set the stage for the subsequent Allied advance on Rome. This tour will include visits to several battlefield sites in the Liri Valley, two Canadian war cemeteries where fallen members of the CProC are buried, and a number of other cultural and historical points of interest. A special ceremony and plaque unveiling is also being planned to honour Captain Tony Scotti and the men of No. 5 Provost Company (CProC) for their heroic actions in saving Italian girls from being sexually assaulted and brutalized.
The tour package includes 7 nights hotel accommodation, 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 4 dinners, daily guided bus tours, transportation from and to Rome airport, entry fees to specific locations, beverages, tips and taxes. Air travel bookings to and from Rome, and associated insurance costs, are an individual responsibility.
Photo Credits: Left - Jack Smith/DND/LAC a213689; Centre - Julius Szabo/travelviaitaly.com; Right - Calum Lewis/unsplash.com
Application are now being accepted for two $2000 scholarships to help offset the cost of post-secondary studies. Applications are open to the immediate family (spouse or childern) of any CMPA member in good standing.
Candidates must submit, to the CMPA Secretary (email@example.com), a resumé of their personal and academic accomplishments and interests, in an essay of 1000-1500 words, outlining their career aspirations and why they should be considered for a scholarship.
The essay, a transcript of the two previous year's grades, and a letter of acceptance from a university or college must be received by the Secretary, not later than 30 June 23. Applications may be submitted in either English or French.
Full scholarship application guidelines can be found in By-law 4 at:
Email from the event organizer John Hosegrove:
MP Reunion 2023 is cancelled due to lack of registrations.
Thank you to those who registered and paid.
Thank you to fellow event planners, The Pointsman Association,
A big shout out to a fine team that tried their best.
100% refunds will begin next week.
En septembre 1970, un article détaillé est publié dans Sentinelle (la revue des Forces canadiennes) expliquant le rôle des chiens sentinelles aux bases des Forces canadiennes Lahr et Baden-Soellingen en Allemagne.
Le programme de chiens sentinelles a commencé comme programme de la police de l'air en 1963, et a ensuite été repris par la police militaire des Forces armées canadiennes unifiées.
Pour en savoir plus sur le programme de chiens sentinelles et voir des photographies d'époque supplémentaires, lisez l'article complet de Sentinelle (en français) ici.
In September 1970, an article was published in Sentinel (the magazine of the Canadian Forces) explaining the role of sentry dog teams at Canadian Forces Bases Lahr and Baden-Soellingen in Germany.
The sentry dog program began in 1963 as an Air Force Police program, and transitioned to the Military Police upon the unification o Canadian Armed Forces.
To learn more about the sentry dog program and view additional photographs, read the complete Sentinel article (in English) here.
Greif, le chien sentinelle du sergent N. E. Mercer, attaque un « intrus », joué par le Cpl E. Webster (qui est bien protégé par son costume rembourré), lors d'une séance d'entraînement à la BFC Lahr, en 1970. (Photo : DND/IL-70-26-10)
Sergeant N. E. Mercer's sentry dog Greif attacks a well-padded "intruder," played by Cpl E. Webster, during a training session at CFB Lahr, 1970. (Photo: DND/IL-70-26-10)
19 August 2022 marks the 80th anniversary of Operational Jubilee—the ill-fated raid on Dieppe. While not often mentioned in the various written histories chronicling this operation, members of the Canadian Provost Corps (CProC) were assigned an important role. To learn more about the 41 men from No. 2 Provost Company who were 'baptized by fire' on that fateful day, and to view additional period photos, read the full article here.
The CMPA is pleased to announce the unveiling of a new MP-themed permanent exhibit at the National Air Force Museum of Canada (NAFMC), 8 Wing/CFB Trenton, on Wednesday 29 June 2022. The exhibit, titled Sentry Dogs: Securing Canada’s Nuclear Air Strike Force, explores the sentry dog program operated by the Air Force Police and Military Police in West Germany, from 1963 to 1972, during the Cold War. This program was a critical component of the overall nuclear weapon security scheme that was implemented while the Canadian air force held a nuclear air strike role in support of NATO.
The exhibit also contains two display cases with artifacts related to the handlers and their sentry dogs, as well as three information boards explaining the program and displaying various related photographs.
The CMPA is continuing to work with the NAFMC to implement phase 2 of the exhibit, a multimedia touch-screen kiosk that will allow museum visitors to explore additional photos, videos and news clippings about the sentry dog program. The kiosk will also provide information about the other two nuclear weapon systems protected by Canada's Air Force Police and Military Police during the Cold War.
Additional coverage of the museum exhibit opening can be found in the following online news article at inquinte.ca.
To learn more about the anniversary date, see Looking Back: The Military Police Branch Birthdate, 15 June 1940.
February is Black History Month in Canada. To commemorate this occasion it is appropriate to look back on some early Black military police trailblazers. Recent research has identified two men of colour who served in military policing roles in Canada during the First World War period, and another who provided provost support during combat operations overseas. Read more about these pioneers and their military service to Canada here.
The motorcycle has a long and storied history with Canada's military police. While motorcycles are no longer used by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), they were an important means of transportation for members of the Canadian Provost Corps for almost three decades and continued be used by some CAF military police units, albeit in much smaller numbers, until the 1990s. Learn more about the motorcycles used by Canada's military police and view additional photos here.
L'Unité des enquêtes spéciales (UES) était une unité de police militaire spécialisée qui a fourni aux Forces canadiennes des services de contre-ingérence et d'enquêtes criminelles du 1er avril 1966 au 1er avril 1998. L'UES a été modelée sur l'ancienne unité de l'Aviation royale canadienne du même nom. Après 32 ans de service fier et distingué à travers le monde, l'UES des Forces canadiennes a été dissoute sur la base des recommandations formulées dans le rapport Dickson pour séparer les fonctions de sécurité et d'enquête criminelle. L'UES a été remplacée par deux nouvelles unités :
Looking Back: The Special Investigation Unit
The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) was a specialized military police unit that provided the Canadian Forces with counter-intelligence and criminal investigation services from April 1, 1966 to April 1, 1998. The SIU was modeled on the former Royal Canadian Air Force unit of the same name. After 32 years of proud and distinguished service around the world, the Canadian Forces' SIU was disbanded on the basis of recommendations made in the Dickson Report to separate the security and criminal investigation functions. The SIU was replaced by two new units:
In 1990, a detailed article was published in Sentinelle (the Canadian Forces' French-language magazine) explaining the role and operation of the SIU. This article, which provides a fascinating account of this historic military police unit, is reprinted in its entirety here.
[Note: This article was never published in the English-language Sentinel magazine. If the CMPA is able to obtain permission from the copyright holder (DND/CAF), a translated version of the article may be posted in the future]
Each year, the CMPA awards two $1,000 scholarship to members in good standing whose family members (spouse or children) are pursuing their first year of full or part time post-secondary education. One scholarship will be presented for entry into a university program, and one for entry into a college program.
The attached documents provide full details regarding the rules and application process.
By Law 4 - Scholarship
Deadline for submission is 31 July 2021. No extensions will be granted. Email your submission packages to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck to all future applicants!
Le nouveau coronavirus fait toujours des ravages au Canada, il n'y a pas de réponse claire quant au moment où les élèves retourneront en classe. La plupart des universités et collèges envisagent de n'avoir que des cours en ligne cet automne. Peu importe où les étudiants apprennent, il est toujours nécessaire de payer leurs études et le Fonds de bourses d'études de l'APMC peut aider.
Le fonds de bourses d’études de l’APMC répond à l’un de nos objectifs principaux: soutenir et faire bénéficier ses membres.
Chaque année, l'APMC attribue deux bourses de 1 000 $ à des membres en règle dont les membres de la famille (conjoint (e) ou enfants) poursuivent leur première année d'études postsecondaires à temps plein ou partiel. Une bourse sera présentée pour l’entrée dans un programme universitaire et une autre pour l’entrée dans un programme collégial.
Les documents ci-joints fournissent des informations complètes sur les règles et le processus de candidature.
Règlement 4 - Fonds de Bourses d’études
La date limite de soumission est le 30 juillet 2021. Aucune prolongation ne sera accordée. Envoyez vos paquets de soumission par courriel à email@example.com
Bonne chance à tous les futurs candidats!
The CMPA is proud to announce the launch of an on-line memorial roll to commemorate those members of Canada’s Military Police who died while serving their country as well as those whose death after returning to civilian life was related to their military service.
The roll was initiated by the students of Military Police Officer Course 2001 (Battista Platoon) in February 2020 as a class project. The CMPA is pleased to host this Military Police Memorial Roll online and will add to it the names of other fallen members who are found to meet the criteria for inclusion (available to view here).
For the purposes of this this roll, the term Military Police includes everyone who served with a service police organization in any of the pre-unification military services of Canada. This includes the Canadian Provost Corps, Naval Shore Patrol Service, RCN Regulating Branch, RCAF Police and Security Services, as well as various First World War military policing organizations. However, it does not include those who were employed only on regimental police-type duties.
The roll currently includes the names of 296 fallen members, 26 of whom died during the First World War period and another 165 who died during the Second World War period. In its current form, the MP Memorial Roll is the culmination of many hundreds of hours of research and validation against records from Veterans Affairs Canada, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, DND/Directorate of History & Heritage, military personnel files available from Library and Archives Canada, numerous newspapers and various genealogical research resources.
Anyone with additional information that could add to the completeness or accuracy of this roll is encouraged to contact the CMPA Director of History and Heritage at firstname.lastname@example.org. Because military personnel files for the post-war period are more heavily constrained by access to information and privacy legislation, we are particularly interested in adding details of Military Police who died in the service of their country from 1948 until the present.
The Military Police Memorial Roll can be accessed by selecting “Memorial Roll” in the menu bar or using the following direct link: https://www.cmpa-apmc.org/memorial-roll.html.
MP — We Shall Remember Them — MP
Credits: Department of National Defence, Veterans Affairs Canada, newspapers.com, forpostaritysake.ca and Cecil Pittman.
As a tribute the provost sign painters, the Canadian Forces Military Police Academy (CFMPA) recently unveiled a new historical display titled "The Artist." Conceived and constructed by Sergeant Ian Beswick, with carpentry assistance from Sergeant Jodi Woolridge, this life-size display depicts a provost sign painter hard at work.
"The Artist," CFMPA Historical Collection, CFMPA Borden (Photos: Sergeant Ian Beswick).
In addition to his regular job as the NCO IC Standards/Development, Sergeant Beswick is the Academy's historian and coordinates its growing heritage collection. Based on a few wartime photos, Sergeant Beswick was able to recreate the look and atmosphere of a less glamourous, but nonetheless essential, aspect of wartime provost work. Careful inspection reveals period-correct signs, paint can labels based on actual wartime examples, and reproduction wooden crates featuring authentically-styled labels and stamps.
Bravo Zulu to Sergeant Beswick and the other CFMPA staff members who helped make this new historical display a reality!
Last month the submissions for the CMPA Annual Scholarships were reviewed with 2 winners being selected to receive a scholarship of $1000 from the Canadian Military Police Association.
The first recipient is Rohnan Frei. Rohnan is a Sir Wilfred Laurier Secondary School graduate and has enrolled in Ottawa University’s Political Science program. While attending Secondary School, Rohnan received numerous awards and was on the Honour roll each year. Rohnan was selected because of his exceptional academic record, his awards and finally, his involvement in the community. Upon completing his University course, Rohan aspires to become a Military Police Officer or seek a career in either foreign affairs or law enforcement.
BOURSES ANNUELLES DE L'APMC
Le mois dernier, les candidatures aux bourses annuelles de l'APMC ont été examinées et 2 lauréats ont été sélectionnés pour recevoir une bourse de 1 000 $ de l'Association canadienne de la police militaire.
Le premier récipiendaire est Rohnan Frei. Rohnan est diplômé de l’école secondaire Sir Wilfred Laurier et est inscrit au programme de sciences politiques de l’Université d’Ottawa. Alors qu'il fréquentait l'école secondaire, Rohnan a reçu de nombreux prix et était inscrit sur le tableau d'honneur chaque année. Rohnan a été sélectionné pour son dossier académique exceptionnel, ses récompenses et enfin, son implication dans la communauté. À la fin de ses études universitaires, Rohan aspire à devenir officier de police militaire ou à faire carrière dans les affaires étrangères ou dans l'application de la loi.
Left to right: Mario Gaudreau, CMPA Director of Membership, and Rhonan Frei, recipient.
Gauche à droite: Mario Gaudreau, Directeur de l’adhésion de l'APMC, et Rhonan Frei, récipiendaire.
Upon completing his University course, Rohan aspires to become a Military Police Officer or seek a career in either foreign affairs or law enforcement.
The second recipient is Alexa Thobo-Carlsen. Alexa is a graduate of École Secondaire Publique Marc-Garnean (Trenton, ON) and is now enrolled at Sheridan College (Oakville, ON) in a four-year Honours Bachelor of Film and Television program. While attending secondary school in French, she attained the highest average in various courses in both 9th and 10th grade, had the highest overall academic average in 11th grade, and won two achievement awards in her graduating year. Alexa volunteers both on and off the base, and she helped the CMPA by editing some historical Canadian Army videos which were subsequently used on our website in a “Looking Back” feature article. Alexa aspires to work in the film industry creating documentaries and historical fiction pieces.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the CMPA will request some local dignitaries to present the recipients with the cheques and hopefully we will have pictures of these presentations.
On behalf of LCol (Retd) Doug Boot and the members of the CMPA, congratulations to both recipients.
An initiative of Historica Canada, the Memory Project is a volunteer speakers bureau that arranges for past and present members of the Canadian Armed Forces to share their stories of military service. This year, the Memory Project is developing a video about Canada’s involvement in the Gulf War and is looking for photos to feature in the upcoming video.
Do you have any photos or videos of your service during the Gulf War, and would you be interested in sharing them with us? These would be personal photos, images, or videos that you own and have the right to give us permission to use in this upcoming project.
If so, please send Historica Canada your photos or videos by September 25th and they would be happy to send along a release form to be signed granting them permission. If you have any questions about this project or would like to share your photos or videos, please do not hesitate to reach out to them at email@example.com.
Fenêtre sur le passé : Policiers militaires ou officiers de la paix? (Military Police or Peace Officers?)
Lors d'un exercice de la série Securitas, le major Jean-Guy Plante, alors commandant du 5 PPM à Valcartier, prépare ses ordres en compagnie du sous-lieutenant Dorothy Paquette et de l'adjudant Paul Lachance (Photo : MDN/Sentinelle, volume 21, numéro 1, 1985)
During an exercise in the Securitas series, Major Jean-Guy Plante, Commanding Officer of 5 MP Pl Valcartier, prepare orders along with Second-Lieutenant Dorthy Paquette and Warrant Officer Paul Lachance (Photo: DND/Sentinelle, Volume 21, Number 1, 1985)