Today in MP History
18 August 1942
41 members of No. 2 Provost Company participate in a raid on Dieppe, France.
18 Military Police were taken prisoner of war by German forces during the raid, and one, Lieutenant Peter Oliver, was killed in action on 19 August 1942. In honour of his sacrifice, the “Oliver Trophy” is awarded to the most outstanding MP QL3 candidate of every year.
This Month in MP History
The MP Branch takes a massive step towards data automation as the first operational Security and Military Police Information System (SAMPIS) terminals begin rolling out to MP at CFSU (Ottawa), CFNIS, and CFPM HQ. A training system is also deployed to CFMPA.
This initial deployment would last until September 2001. SAMPIS would continue to roll out to all remaining MP units between September 2001 and July 2003.