The RCMP is Canada’s national police force – providing an array of services from municipal policing, to national security intelligence gathering, to the legendary Musical Ride.
Despite a series of scandals in recent decades, the RCMP remains one of Canada's most iconic national institutions.
The inquiry repeated the earlier recommendation of transferring intelligence operations from the RCMP to a civilian agency.Legislation creating such an agency, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, was proclaimed on 1 July 1984.A Royal Commission on Security was appointed in 1966 as a result of these cases.The commission's 1968 recommendation that a civilian intelligence agency replace the RCMP was rejected by the new Liberal prime minister, By 1969, the rise of separatism in Québec had produced a major shift in security and intelligence operations, from a focus on foreign threats to a perceived threat within the country.Canada’s national police service had small, temporary beginnings.
After Confederation, when the newly formed nation was negotiating the purchase of Rupert's Land, the federal government faced the problem of how to administer this vast territory peacefully.
Today the course for new cadets is six months in length, is offered in both official languages, and includes a variety of subjects from basic criminal law to driving and shooting, fitness, and police tactics.
Depot Division also gives courses for fisheries enforcement officers, correctional services personnel, native special constables and tribal police, other regulatory and law enforcement agencies.
A scarlet tunic and blue trousers were therefore adopted.
ministers – and also to some Russian espionage agents – had apparently been ignored by the previous Diefenbaker government.
Similarly, growing numbers of securities frauds and phony bankruptcies led the RCMP to establish commercial fraud sections, with specially trained personnel, beginning in 1966.