Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Unique organization[change | edit source]
- RCMP is the federal police for all of Canada.
- RCMP serves as the police for the three Canadian territories
- RCMP serves eight of the ten Canadian provinces (except Ontario and Quebec).
- RCMP provides police services for more than 190 municipalities
- RCMP is the police for 184 native communities -- the First Nations, Inuit and Métis.
- RCMP ensures security at three international airports.
History[change | edit source]
The Royal Northwest Mounted Police (RNWMP), was founded 1873. The Mounties were created to establish authority and to make accommodations with the native population in the west before settlers began to arrive.
The Mounties were given the right to use the term Royal by King Edward VII in 1904.
Today's RCMP is the result of a reoganisation in 1920.
Notes[change | edit source]
References[change | edit source]
- Wolkomir, Richard. "Mounties forever, but these days rarely on horseback," Smithsonian. February 1989, pp. 78-89.
Other websites[change | edit source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Royal Canadian Mounted Police|
- List of Civilian organizations with prefix "Royal" - Heritage Canada.
- History and Uniform of the North-West Mounted Police, 1873 to 1904
- The official website of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police Gazette
- The Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP
- RCMP Wanted list
- RCMP Heritage Centre
- RCMP North-West Mounted Police in Literature and History
- RCMP Honour Roll