Attached is a letter from the CF Provost Marshal announcing the new and present Senior Officers and CWO/CPO1 along with their positions within the CF MP Group.
This year’s 1st Annual NCR Mixed Dining Mess Dinner in support of the Branch Birthday was a striking success with much comradery, laughter and socializing with spouses experiencing the military traditions associated with Mess Dinners of old.As the organizing committee for this event sought to keep expenses on the lower scale, it is with great thanks to the CMPA for their generosity in subsidizing this event.
Your continued support and engagement in events such as this will continue to contribute to the “esprit de corps” of the Military Police family.
Much thanks to the CMPA for stepping forward.
Lieutenant Colonel K.L. Cadman
The CMPA’s Scholarship Fund reflects one of our main purposes: to support and benefit its members.
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.
Deadline for submission is 30 July 2019. No extensions will be granted.
Email your submission packages to firstname.lastname@example.org
Good luck to all future applicants!
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 pour l’entrée dans un programme collégial.
Les documents ci-joints fournissent des informations complètes sur les règles et le processus de candidature.
La date limite de soumission est le 30 juillet 2019. Aucune prolongation ne sera accordée.
Envoyez vos paquets de soumission par courriel à email@example.com
Bonne chance à tous les futurs candidats!
CFPM-Comd MP Branch Birthday Greetings/Message d'anniversaire de la Branche PM du GPFC/Cmdt - Année 79e!
On 15 June 2019, the MP Branch will celebrate its 79th Birthday
Attached are bilingual birthday greetings from the CF Provost Marshal
The Thunderbird, in the Northwest Pacific Coast First Nations style, has been the primary symbol the Military Police of the Canadian Armed Forces for almost half a century. The Thunderbird badge was first adopted by the Security Branch, the predecessor of the current Military Police Branch, in the early 1970’s. Read more about how this symbol came to be adopted by the Military Police and view some early draft versions of the Branch badge here.
Security Branch badge – 1972 to 1999
Military Police Branch badge – 1999 to present
The following article was received from Cpl Michael Smith, MPU Esquimalt, BC
It’s a new year for Tour de Rock, with Military Police members being selected as part of the Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock team. This year’s team is made up of 13 Police Officers, 3 Firefighters, 2 Paramedics and 2 guest riders from 17 different Vancouver Island departments and 1 media rider from Victoria, British Columbia.
The Tour de Rock is a two-week bicycle journey in which a team of police officers rides more than 1,000 kilometres from the north end of Vancouver Island to the south, raising money to fight childhood cancer through research funding while providing the opportunity for kids to attend Camp Goodtimes. Camp Goodtimes provides a safety-focused, medically supervised, fun and recreational experience for children with cancer and their families.
This year’s ride takes place September 21st to October 4th, but the team has been actively training since March in order to prepare for the long endurance, highly emotional, and well publicized event. Training consists of three days a week: Tuesdays are hill nights, Thursdays are speed nights, and Sundays are the long-distance training rides.
Money is raised throughout the year by 27 communities that are all visited by the Tour de Rock Team during the big ride. As participants, all team members are also expected to raise a minimum of $5000 which is money that goes directly to helping fight childhood cancer through support programs such as Camp Goodtimes. Last year’s team was able to raise in excess of $1,300,000 and since 1997 Tour de Rock has raised over $25,000,000.
Throughout the training and community events that members are involved in over the duration of the seven months, it also provides a great opportunity for liaising with other law enforcement agencies as well as building stronger relationships within the communities that the MP live and work in while supporting such a great cause. It is a particularly special year in that there is representation from two different MP Units which assists in educating people outside of the MP Branch about the diversity that CFMP provides on a day to day basis.
More information on the Tour de Rock can be found at: www.tourderock.ca
Fundraising information and training activities of the MP riders can be followed on social media at:
Since 1939, Canadian Provost and Military Police units have generally made do with light, soft-skinned vehicles to provide mobility in support of field operations – the motorcycle, Jeep, Iltis and G-Wagon being the most ubiquitous examples. During ISAF operations in Afghanistan, to help counter the ever-present ballistic and explosive threats, Canadian Military Police units did make limited use of RG-31 armoured patrol vehicles while conducting certain types of tactical operations. Presently, some Military Police field platoons are adopting the Canadian Army’s new TAPV (Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle).
Interestingly, the first known use of armoured vehicles by Canadian Military Police was not in Afghanistan, but in Germany at the end of the Second World War. Read more about these CProC armoured vehicles and see more photos here.
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From the CMPA Membership Director
Are you a serving member of the Military Police ?
Are you recently retired from the Military Police?
Here’s your chance to be a member of Canadian Military Police Association (CMPA)
Membership with the CMPA has been made easier by redefining the membership categories, by opening them up and changing the renewal period for Regular members to a Lifetime membership.
In short, any MP (Regular or Reserve) who is attending, or has completed, a Regular Force MP QL3 or MPOC is qualified to be a regular member of the CMPA. This also includes former Provost Corps, Air Force Police and Naval Regulating Staff.
Any regular member who has previously received a CMPA departure gift or Retired MP credentials will automatically become a Lifetime member at no further cost and upon submitting their application. You may be requested to provide a photograph of your departure gift or retired credentials.
Any regular member who has paid dues for at least five (5) consecutive years will automatically become a Lifetime member. You must apply for your Lifetime membership prior to 31 Dec 19. After this date, you will be required to apply as a New member. Please note that the Membership Director may require your assistance to determine when you paid.
Any regular member who has either missed annual payments or paid their dues sporadically, is considered to be a member NOT in good standing. In order to be a member in good standing, you have until 31 Dec 19 to pay a one-time payment of $125. and will then become a Lifetime member.
As this is an interim period, anyone who wishes to join the CMPA for the first time, can pay a one-time fee of $250 and become a Lifetime CMPA member. This incentive will last until 31 Dec 19 after this date, the CMPA may change the Lifetime member fees.
Anyone who is on a MP QL3 or MPOC course will receive a discount of $50. This offer is only valid until the graduation date of their course and their money will be refunded should they be unsuccessful on their course.
On the back of all Lifetime Membership cards will be a code to obtain a 15% discount from the MP Kit shop.
As stated, these offers are only valid until 31 Dec 19, after which you must apply as a new member.
Effective now, membership applications are available from the CMPA Website and payments can be made online via the MP Kit Shop.
The definitions of Honorary and Associate members were also redefined.
Please read By-law 1- Membership for definitions and further information.
Questions regarding your membership may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
CMPA Membership Director
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Du directeur de l’adhésion de l'ACPM
Êtes-vous un membre de la police militaire?
Avez-vous pris votre retraite récemment de la police militaire?
Voici votre chance d’être membre de l’association de la police militaire Canadienne (APMC)
Nous avons simplifié la tâche en redéfinissant les catégories de membres et en modifiant la période de renouvellement du membre régulier à membre à vie.
En bref, tout policier militaire(PM) (militaire régulier ou de réserve) qui assiste ou a terminé sa formation de la Force régulière QL3 ou MPOC de la Force régulière est qualifié pour être un membre régulier de l'ACPM. Cela inclut également les anciens membres du Corps des Prévôt, la police militaire de la force aérienne et du personnel de la marine.
Tout membre régulier qui a déjà reçu un cadeau de départ CMPA ou des titres de créances de policier militaire retraité deviendra membre à vie sans frais supplémentaires et au moment de soumettre sa demande. Il peut vous être demandé de fournir une photo de votre cadeau de départ ou de vos identifiants de retraite.
Tout membre régulier qui a payé sa cotisation pendant au moins cinq (5) années consécutives deviendra automatiquement membre à vie. Vous devez demander votre adhésion à vie avant le 31 décembre 19. Après cette date, vous devrez faire une demande en tant que nouveau membre. Veuillez noter que le directeur de l'adhésion peut avoir besoin de votre aide pour déterminer quand vous avez payé.
Tout membre régulier qui a manqué des paiements annuels ou payé ses cotisations de façon sporadique est considéré comme un membre NON en règle. Pour être membre en règle, vous avez jusqu'au 31 décembre 19 pour payer un paiement unique de 125 $. et deviendra ensuite un membre à vie.
Comme il s’agit d’une période intérimaire, toute personne souhaitant se joindre à l’ACPM pour la première fois peut payer des frais uniques de 250 $ et devenir membre à vie de l’ACPM. Cette incitation durera jusqu’au 31 décembre 19 après cette date, l’ACPM peut modifier les frais d’adhésion à vie.
Toute personne qui suit un cours de MP NQ3 ou MPOC recevra un rabais de 50 $. Cette offre n'est valable que jusqu'à la date d'obtention du diplôme de leur cours. L'argent sera remboursé en cas d'échec de leur cours.
Sur le verso de toutes les cartes de membre à vie se trouve un code permettant d’obtenir un rabais 15% auprès du magasin MP Kit.
Ces offres ne sont valables que jusqu'au 31 décembre 19, après quoi vous devez postuler en tant que nouveau membre.
À partir de maintenant, les demandes d'adhésion sont disponibles sur le site Web de l’ACPM et les paiements pourront être effectués en ligne via le MP Kit Shop.
Les définitions des membres honoraires et associés ont également été redéfinies.
Veuillez lire le règlement 1- Adhésion pour les définitions.
Les questions concernant votre adhésion peuvent être envoyées par courrier électronique à email@example.com
Directeur de l’adhésion
On 6 September 1967, Base Aerienne 139 Lahr ceased to be an entity of the French Air Force in West Germany and became Canadian Forces Base Lahr – the new home of 1 Wing and 1 Air Division Headquarters. That afternoon, the French flag was lowered, and the Canadian national emblem raised in its place. The Canadian Armed Forces now controlled the Lahr airbase and Canadian MPs assumed responsibility for base security and policing. Read full story about the Lahr Military Police Section (LMPS) and view additional historical photos here.
Below is an update on the Island MP Reunion from Carl
Greetings to all our members who have advised they are considering coming to the 2019 reunion. Our ISLAND MP’S are once more inviting all our veteran MP’s to come join us this July on Prince Edward Island. Many of those who attended the 2014 reunion are coming back and we have many new ones on our list. In 2014 we had 284 and as of today, in only a few weeks, we already have 215 so very little doubt we will surpass 2014. A wonderful time to see so many of our comrades and wives some that we haven’t seen for many years.
We (ISLAND MP’S) as in 2014 have lots of activities planned, more details will follow as our Island MP’s get together and make this event bigger and better.
I have attached the attendee list, for the most part I think that I have the information correct, but call upon you to advise me of any errors. Other than the name of the member and their wife/guests I don’t need anything more until I send out the registration forms and fees. I do however, need the name of your wife/husband or guest that is not on my list, names are necessary to give me the correct count of who is coming. So please let me know ASAP. The names on this list are sure to bring back lots of memories.
I have attached the accommodation list and the host hotels that area sponsoring this reunion. Also on this attachment are the addressed for PEI tourism that will give you lots more information and activities on the Island during your stay. Many that come to the reunion make it a holiday, why not, if you come from afar extend your holiday and enjoy our Island lots to do lots to see. The Island is surrounded by beached and many gold courses, deep sea fishing and much much more.
The poster will give you a overview of the schedule of events, more details will follow as we negotiate prices for all the activities and food/beverage services. Once this is ratified we will be sending out the registration forms and fees to be sent in. We will also have a cut off date in case of cancellations and we will refund. We will also be asking for T-Shirt sizes and selection of meal choices. Danny Goss will be coordinating a round of golf, more details to follow. We will also have a Island M/C ride and hopefully once more a boat ride to the Confederation Bridge.
Anything else please let me know. Looking forward to another great reunion
Carl and the ISLAND MP’S
Message received from the Canadian Forces Provost Marshal
I am pleased to inform you that LCol Renée Point was promoted to the rank of Colonel on 21 December. She will assume the position of Senior Advisor Security and Force Protection at Canadian Joint Operations Command, replacing Col Brian Frei who is retiring effective 7 January 2019.
Please join me in congratulating Col Point in achieving this significant milestone in her CAF/MP career.
Message reçu du grand prévôt des Forces canadiennes
J'ai le plaisir de vous annoncer que le 21 décembre, le lcol Renée Point a été promue au grade de colonel. Elle occupera le poste de conseillère principale, Sécurité et protection de la force au Commandement des opérations interarmées du Canada en remplacement du col Brian Frei qui prendra sa retraite le 7 janvier 2019.
De Joignez-vous a moi afin de féliciter le col Point d’avoir franchi cette étape significative dans sa carrière au sein de la PM et des FAC.
Military Police personnel who served between the 1960s and 1990s will almost certainly remember the satirical and sometimes risqué cartoons of Sergeant Doug Scott (Retired), best known by his signature name Scotty. Many younger MP Branch members may be unfamiliar with this talented artist whose illustrations often featured military police themes. Read the full story about Scotty and view his cartoons here.
Image adapted from the cover artwork of the Scotty Cartoons book published in 1974 to
support the Military Police Fund for Blind Children. Used with the kind permission of Doug Scott.
This is the first in the new "Looking Back" series of web articles that will explore various historical aspects of the Canadian Military Police Branch, Security Branch and pre-unification service police predecessors. We hope you will check back regularly to view future articles in this series.
Info received from Carl
I have received numerous calls/emails regarding the possibility of another MP Veterans reunion here in Summerside. The ISLAND MP’S once more will consider this great event to be held here July 25-28 2019. The last reunion held here in 2014 was a major success with 281 in attendance. For those of you who were here in 2014 I’m sure the memories are still with you. For most of us retired MP’S our friends from our past service are seldom in our lives as most live miles apart, A REUNION IS THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET AND SOCIALIZE WITH OUR BUDDIES THAT WE HAVE NOT HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE WITH FOR SO MANY YEARS. Also, a great opportunity for our wives to meet, as with us serving members our wives were always at our side and made many friends over the years.
In order to plan such a reunion, accommodations, venue and funding are needed but above all need attendees. The venue, same as 2014 has been secured as well as accommodations at the Loyalist Country Inn and the Quality Inn, all tentative of course, at this date.
NOTICE ONLY: All I need at this point is a note from those who would consider attending, once we get sufficient numbers to confirm the event we will go out to all with the details and registration. Thus far without any notice I have 30 on the list.
You will probably receive a number of notices from various systems so I apologize in advance but this is necessary to ensure we reach as many retired: CProC; AFP and MP’s as possible.
A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.
From the CFMPA RSM,
CWO Ridley, MMM, CD.
On behalf of LCol Battista, CD and all members of the Canadian Forces Military Police Academy (CFMPA) I would like to cordially invite our distinguished MP Veterans to our upcoming MPQL3 Red Beret Ceremony and Graduation. Please see below information:
Loc: Dyte Hall, Bldg A-78, CFB Borden (Off Craftsman Road)
Time/date: 0900 hrs, 11 Dec 18
Dress: The dress of this event for honoured veterans/ former members is suitable civilian attire. Those wishing to wear medals/ headdress are invited to do so.
Loc: Dyte Hall, Bldg A-78, CFB Borden (Off Craftsman Road)
Time/date: 1330 hrs, 12 Dec 18
Dress: The dress of this event for honoured veterans/ former members is suitable civilian attire. Those wishing to wear medals/ headdress are invited to do so.
Please note, it is recommended you arrive 15 min early for seating. BGen Trudeau will be the RO for the Grad Parade and our Veteran Mentors will share the duties for the Red Beret Ceremony. Following the Grad Parade will be a reception at CFMPA.
Please RSVP to me if you are able to attend.
We look forward to seeing you all!
Received from Greg Losier
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We are aggressively growing our network of Private Investigators, and are in need along the 401 Corridor, Barrie, GTA (and surrounding areas) and Durham/York regions.
Be advised that effective 22 Dec 18, the MP Kit shop will be closed
for the Holidays and there will be no shipments until 7 Jan 2019.
There will be no delivery of Departure Gifts,
Retirement Credentials or Kit shop Orders during our closure.
Soyez avisé qu'à compter du 22 décembre 18, le magasin de Fourniment
sera fermé pour les vacances et qu'il n'y aura aucune
Livraison jusqu'au 7 janvier 2019.
Il n’y aura pas de livraison de cadeaux de départ,
lettres de Crédit de Retraite de ou de commandes du magasin
de fourniment lors de notre fermeture.
il a été porté à notre attention que certaines informations d'identification sur les insignes de retraités en français qui furent inscrites avaient été mal libellées, à la fois sur l'insigne et / ou sur la carte d'identité. Nous avons appris que les mots RETIRÉ ou RETIRÉE étaient utilisés à la fois sur les insignes et les cartes d’identité délivrés à certains membres.
Le libellé approprié devrait être RETRAITÉ ou RETRAITÉE.
Si vous êtes en possession de l'un de ses insignes et / ou de la carte d'identité qui furent mal libellés et que vous souhaitez en obtenir un autre, veuillez les envoyer à l'adresse suivante:
CMPA/ MP Kit shop
PO Box 712
Assurez-vous d'inclure votre adresse de retour complète.
Si vous avez également besoin d’une nouvelle carte d’identité de retraité/retraitée, veuillez envoyer une photo à firstname.lastname@example.org
Une fois reçu, un nouvel insigne et / ou une nouvelle carte d'identité vous seront délivrés gratuitement. De plus, si vous ne l'avez pas déjà fait, veuillez remplir l'annexe A du règlement 1 sur l'adhésion et l'envoyer avec votre demande. https://www.cmpa-apmc.org/uploads/7/1/9/7/71970193/by_law_1_-_annex_a_-_cmpa-membership-application-form-french_revised_1_dec_18.pdf
Ainsi, vous serez converti gratuitement en membre à vie.
L'ACPM regrette tous les inconvénients que cela a pu causer.
Good Day, it has come to our attention that some previously issued French Retirement Credentials were issued with the wrong wording on both the Badge and/or ID Card.
We have learned that the wording “RETIRE” or RETIREE was used on both the badges and ID Cards issued to some members. The proper wording should be RETRAITE or RETRAITEE.
If you are in possession of one of the improperly worded badges and/or ID card and you would like a replacement, please mail them to the following address
CMPA/ MP Kit shop
PO Box 712
Ensure to include your full return address. If you require a new Retired ID Card also, please send a photo to email@example.com. Once received a new badge and/or ID card will be issued to you at no charge. Furthermore, if you have not already done so, please complete Annex A to Membership By-Law 1 https://www.cmpa-apmc.org/uploads/7/1/9/7/71970193/by_law_1_-_annex_a_-_cmpa-membership-application-form-english_-_revised_6_jul.pdf
and send it along with your request, by doing so, you will be converted to Life Member at no charge.
The CMPA regrets any inconvenience this has caused.
25 November 1951
The 27th Brigade Provost Detachment was formed in Hanover, West Germany. This unit would later be renamed No. 4 Provost Platoon in November 1958. In 1968, the unit would undergo a 3rd name change – 4 MP Platoon and would remain in place until it was stood down in 1992 with the withdrawal of Canadian Forces from Europe.
The seven members of the Canadian Provost Corps shown in the above photograph are believed to have been serving in Germany in the Early fifties at the time the photo was taken.
The RCMP HQ Ottawa (Barrhaven) is looking for dedicated and qualified former police officers to enhance and support several units within the organization. Various opportunities requiring a variety of skill sets and experience are available and the screening process will begin within the month.
Please see the accompanying "call out" document for further information. There is also a document describing the business lines within RCMP Federal Policing and a pamphlet describing the Security Intelligence Background Section of the RCMP.
Thank you in advance for your assistance,
Strategic Business Management Initiatives,Federal Policing
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
73 Leikin Dr. Ottawa ON K1A 0R2
Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on October 13, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Odette Osborne for 48 years. He was the most awesome father to Paula Osborne (Tanyssa, Shannel) and Lynn Schoug (Wally, Zachary, Haley, Blake, Kassandra, Emily and Jayden). He will be greatly missed by his sister Bonnie Loder and brother Colin (Jana) Osbourne and a large circle of family and friends.
Visitation will be held at the:
Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes,
403 Richmond Rd, Ottawa (at Roosevelt Ave)
On Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 6 pm to 9 pm. Memorial service on Thursday, October 18, 2018 in the Chapel at 2:30pm. Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Ottawa Heart Institute. Condolences, tributes and donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com
The inaugural issue of "Thunderbird Journal" is published as an official periodical of the Security Branch. The Thunderbird Journal would remain in print for nearly 16 years.
You can catch up on back issues of Thunderbird Journal here on the CMPA website.
10 Service Detention Barracks (SDB) moves to Edmonton from Calgary, while SDBs in Winnipeg and Esquimalt were closed. A fourth, 14 SDB, remained open in Valcartier.
10 SDB would later be disbanded and closed on 30 September 1968. However, 14 SDB was eventually relocated to Edmonton, and on 1 August 1980, was renamed Canadian Forces Service Prison and Detention Barracks (CFSPDB). It remains in service to this day.
17 July 1974
Cpl Farquharson and Cpl Worsnup of MP QL3 course 7403 become the first two female members of the Security Branch, and thus the first female MPs since unification.
Photo: Canada. Department of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada
You may have heard the rumours...and it's finally true. Membership in the CMPA is now better than ever!
As our Canada Day gift to you, we've made massive changes to your CMPA membership that will significantly benefit you now and for years to come.
These changes to the CMPA Membership, Departure Gift, and Retired Credentials bylaws will make it easier to become and remain a member in good standing of the CMPA and be eligible for departure gifts and retired MP credentials.
Changes to membership
Anyone who wishes to join the CMPA for the first time can pay a one-time fee of $250 and become a lifetime CMPA member. Anyone who is on a MP QL3 or MPOC course will receive a discount of $50.
What about Departure Gifts and Retirement Credentials?
All members of the CMPA are entitled to a once in a lifetime departure gift, at no cost, when leaving the MP Branch. Credentialled MP may receive their MP Badge mounted in a shadow box with an appropriately engraved name plate. Non-credentialled MP and other CMPA members will receive a gift approved by the CMPA Executive.
Any member of the CMPA who was a credentialled MP and is fully retired or released (including medical release) from the CAF may purchase either Retired or Veteran MP Credentials from the CMPA Kit Shop, some restrictions apply.
Happy Canada Day from the CMPA to all members of the MP family...Regular, Reserve, civilian, and dependants!