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Re: Western Canadian Reserve Military Police Recruiting
« Reply #50 on: February 21, 2013, 17:33:41 »
.... and the response from another thread that may be useful here - "Because you are from Ontario you come under the umbrella of 2 MP Regt - Each MP Regt has the auth enact an emergency recruiting provision at their discretion which allows them to forego the regular recruiting standard.

I am not sure if 2 MP Regt (Ontario) is using this provision. You will need to contact the MP Pl in your area.

1 MP Regt (Western Canada) is using this provision as we are low experiencing low manpower levels. So move to Western Canada and we will get you signed up! "

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Re: Western Canadian Reserve Military Police Recruiting
« Reply #51 on: November 12, 2013, 21:54:12 »
Hello,

Just a quick note to say that the positions in Edmonton are full for now. We expect some openings in the near future. Check in with us at you discretion.

We are however looking for and willing to recruit, train, and sustain 2 x RMS clerks in Edm. Strictly administrative. Please let us know if you or someone you know is interested.

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Re: Western Canadian Reserve Military Police Recruiting
« Reply #52 on: March 24, 2014, 14:27:44 »
I am a Ret'd MP Sgt living in Chilliwack.  I'm looking to get a red beret & cloth hat badge for use during occasions such as Remembrance Day.  I threw all of ny uniforms out when I retired in 1995.  Can I buy one from 12 MP PL or at supply in Richmond?  I can order one through the school (academy) in Borden but figure this would be easier.

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Re: Western Canadian Reserve Military Police Recruiting
« Reply #53 on: March 24, 2014, 23:55:51 »
PM sent.
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Re: Western Canadian Reserve Military Police Recruiting
« Reply #54 on: February 13, 2015, 16:52:22 »
Hey everyone, I got call from my peeps in Wpg. Wpg is starving for applicants. Questions to me! Thx

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Re: Western Canadian Reserve Military Police Recruiting
« Reply #55 on: February 17, 2015, 06:57:51 »
@resMP

I'm highly interested,
What are the chances of working full time as a RES MP, once qualified?

Feel free to send an email my way whenever you're available
I've got a few questions

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Re: Western Canadian Reserve Military Police Recruiting
« Reply #56 on: February 19, 2015, 01:07:51 »
Working full time depends on lots of different things. Namely getting qualified and being available when the unit, branch, or CF is looking. The work is there. I would not join if you are looking specifically for full time work. Full time work is intermittent at best. This said I know lots of soldiers who have had Class B part time careers -

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Re: Western Canadian Reserve Military Police Recruiting
« Reply #57 on: May 22, 2015, 20:28:00 »
First of all would like to thank everyone on this forum and this thread and all the useful information...I have recently applied with the 14th MP Detachment in Calgary...not without hiccups though...online I submitted the form for Reg Force, had to call the Recruiting and have it re-opened and switched over to Reserves (it was closed due to the fact that Reg Force Officer Entry Plan is closed until September) met with the recruiters at the Currie Barracks, who were very informative and helpful....now waiting on some online "to be filled out" forms and so pumped to get this ball rolling!!!!
Now my question is...I have heard that if one applies as an Officer MP Reservist...the process of applying is longer and the training is longer...can anyone shed some light on this? Also, what are the pros and cons of being an Officer Reservist MP?
Thank you
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Re: Western Canadian Reserve Military Police Recruiting
« Reply #58 on: May 22, 2015, 20:41:07 »
First of all would like to thank everyone on this forum and this thread and all the useful information...I have recently applied with the 14th MP Detachment in Calgary...not without hiccups though...online I submitted the form for Reg Force, had to call the Recruiting and have it re-opened and switched over to Reserves (it was closed due to the fact that Reg Force Officer Entry Plan is closed until September) met with the recruiters at the Currie Barracks, who were very informative and helpful....now waiting on some online "to be filled out" forms and so pumped to get this ball rolling!!!!
Now my question is...I have heard that if one applies as an Officer MP Reservist...the process of applying is longer and the training is longer...can anyone shed some light on this? Also, what are the pros and cons of being an Officer Reservist MP?
Thank you
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Yes, the process is slightly longer.

Military Police Officers are more of an administrator. Yes you will learn how to use a C7 and a Sig P225, however your training will be focussed on management, planning, and organization. Pros: you get paid slightly more once you're a qualified MPO Cons: you do more paperwork and less of the cool stuff like most officers in any trade.

As a reservist, you'll be part of a Field Unit, and the focus is not on the Policing side but more of the augmenting combat units, vehicle checkpoints, force and close protection, Prisoner/Detainee handling, base security and defence. As a Res MPO you may learn some of the following, but may not get to implement it unless you are deployed or tasked to the Reg Force.

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Manage military police patrols
Administer police operations
Supervise crime scene management
Conduct investigations and interviews
Manage investigations
Administer police programs
Administer security programs
Provide police and security advice to senior authorities

You will not necessarily get to patrol, or conduct investigations; as an MPO is much like an Inspector or a Superintendent of a civilian police force, they just make sure all the rights steps are being taken, nobodies rights are being violated, evidence is protected etc.
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Re: Western Canadian Reserve Military Police Recruiting
« Reply #59 on: May 22, 2015, 20:44:56 »
A good post from ResMP on page 2 states it better than I can:

Hi,

I have had a couple of questions regarding the duties and responsibilities of a Commissioned Officer. This explanation may not be required on this forum but I will post for those non-military who may be looking. I can best explain it like this:

MPOs do act in much more of a managerial role than the NCMs. While they do have their feet on the ground they typically do not have a hands on role when it comes to MP Operations. They are behind the scenes in that they are like the conductor of an orchestra. While Commissioned MP Officers do deploy to areas of operation, they are usually standing on the sidelines not unlike a foot ball coach.

The best way I can describe the MP Officer relationship is to that of building a house.

A senior Military Officer (Non MP - this may be a General or Colonel)  decides he wants the MP Unit that comes under his umbrella to build a house (in reality this would be a specific MP Task). He says he wants a modest Bungalow with one bedroom up and two down. He will give his MP a general understanding of what he wants.

The commanding officer of the MP Unit (or sub unit) will take this information a begin making plans. He in essence is acting like the architect. He makes the plans, he decides the floor plans and what material will be used etc. The CO of the MP Unit will likely give most of the finer details to one of the junior commissioned officer under his command to look after. Here a Platoon Commander will start to decide, counter tops, location of the house, the size of the garage etc.

Once this stage is complete, orders/blueprints outlining the details are given to the Senior Non Commissioned Officers - These are the guys who have worked their way up the Junior Ranks and are somewhat seasoned - The act as the foreman of the construction company. These guys direct the junior ranks, based on the blue prints devised by the Officer Cadre as to how to go about building the house. If a window is put in the wrong place it is ultimately the fault of the SNCO because he/she is supposed to be overseeing the all the little details of the operation.

MCpls, Generally ensure that the fellas are doing what they were told to do. They ensure the troops have the building materials they need and that they get the required coffee/lunch breaks.

Pte/Cpl are hammering nails, doing the framing, drywall, plumbing etc.

This said, Cpls in the MP world do most of the day to day Military Police activities. Officers manage the ranks. Yes they are issued with a badge (Badges will only be issued to those with the Regular Force Qualification) and may carry a side arm but much of their day is spent coordinating the activities that are to occur - not unlike the county sheriff or chief of police.

There is a program in which Reserve Military Police Officers have the opportunity to conduct equivalency training to meet Regular Force Standards.

I hope this helps
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Re: Western Canadian Reserve Military Police Recruiting
« Reply #60 on: May 22, 2015, 20:47:18 »
Military Police Officers are more of an administrator. Yes you will learn how to use a C7 and a Sig P225, however your training will be focussed on management, planning, and organization. Pros: you get paid slightly more once you're a qualified MPO Cons: you do more paperwork and less of the cool stuff like most officers in any trade.

As a reservist, you'll be part of a Field Unit, and the focus is not on the Policing side but more of the augmenting combat units, vehicle checkpoints, force and close protection, Prisoner/Detainee handling, base security and defence. As a Res MPO you may learn some of the following, but may not get to implement it unless you are deployed or tasked to the Reg Force.

You will not necessarily get to patrol, or conduct investigations; as an MPO is much like an Inspector or a Superintendent of a civilian police force, they just make sure all the rights steps are being taken, nobody's rights are being violated, evidence is protected etc.

And the big thing for potential reserve MPs to remember is they will have no badge and no peace officer status unless they qualify for and eventually take the necessary reg force MP training AND get employed on a Class B or C tasking requiring that status.

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Re: Western Canadian Reserve Military Police Recruiting
« Reply #61 on: May 22, 2015, 20:47:45 »
MPO's still have an opportunity to get their feet wet - Some of my friends who are Reg Force MPO's are doing some very interesting work. As an MPO you get to have some influence as to how the operations unfold. Depending what your end goal is both officer and NCO can be very satisfying.

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Re: Western Canadian Reserve Military Police Recruiting
« Reply #62 on: May 22, 2015, 21:40:11 »
Thank you ladies and gents for all your input...I guess my next question is how different Res MPO duties and Reg Force MPO duties are...aside from above-mentioned non-policing/policing aspect of it all...I apologize in advance I may not be understanding smth due to being a complete NOOB to all this lol

I am currently a peace officer in Alberta so no stranger to paperwork, however if for the most part Ill be doing admin stuff as a res. MPO-Id rather go NCM...because I would like to do a tour or participate in some other fun/cool things like CP etc.
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Re: Western Canadian Reserve Military Police Recruiting
« Reply #63 on: May 22, 2015, 22:07:40 »
Thank you ladies and gents for all your input...I guess my next question is how different Res MPO duties and Reg Force MPO duties are...aside from above-mentioned non-policing/policing aspect of it all...I apologize in advance I may not be understanding smth due to being a complete NOOB to all this lol

I am currently a peace officer in Alberta so no stranger to paperwork, however if for the most part Ill be doing admin stuff as a res. MPO-Id rather go NCM...because I would like to do a tour or participate in some other fun/cool things like CP etc.

With the RegF you would most likely being doing more admin than as a ResF MPO. That's just with my own observation. We have a a couple 2Lts and a Captain whom have, as reflected by ResMP, done some interesting stuff and participated in some of the nitty gritty down and dirty stuff. That said however, as an Officer, your duties will first and foremost be leadership and administrative; the rest will be secondary.

You still have the opportunity to deploy as an MPO, however it would likely be in something like running an Intelligence Section, or the 2IC of a Detention Centre.
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Re: Western Canadian Reserve Military Police Recruiting
« Reply #64 on: May 22, 2015, 22:27:45 »
With the RegF you would most likely being doing more admin than as a ResF MPO. That's just with my own observation. We have a a couple 2Lts and a Captain whom have, as reflected by ResMP, done some interesting stuff and participated in some of the nitty gritty down and dirty stuff. That said however, as an Officer, your duties will first and foremost be leadership and administrative; the rest will be secondary.

You still have the opportunity to deploy as an MPO, however it would likely be in something like running an Intelligence Section, or the 2IC of a Detention Centre.
thank you!!!
definitely lots to think about...I have another info session to attend in the upcoming week at my city's MP detachment...definitely have alot more questions and "what if" scenarios to ask the recruiters :)
Thank you very much!

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Re: Western Canadian Reserve Military Police Recruiting
« Reply #65 on: May 24, 2015, 19:31:17 »
Why do you want to be a reserve Military Police Officer?
The process is not the mission.

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Re: Western Canadian Reserve Military Police Recruiting
« Reply #66 on: May 25, 2015, 12:07:26 »
...I guess my next question is how different Res MPO duties and Reg Force MPO duties are...aside from above-mentioned non-policing/policing aspect of it all...I apologize in advance I may not be understanding smth due to being a complete NOOB to all this lol

I case you have not yet seen it, there is a Military Police Branch forum ( including a Super-thread ) you may find helpful.
http://milnet.ca/forums/index.php/board,54.0.html
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Re: Western Canadian Reserve Military Police Recruiting
« Reply #67 on: May 26, 2015, 17:51:42 »
Why do you want to be a reserve Military Police Officer?
whats your emphasis on?
reserve? or MP? lol
reserve...because I have a F/T peace officer job in Calgary
MP...because I wanna be able to serve my country and if I enjoy the trade I will switch to F/T so I can still enjoy the law enforcement side to that job

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Re: Western Canadian Reserve Military Police Recruiting
« Reply #68 on: May 26, 2015, 18:32:57 »
whats your emphasis on?
reserve? or MP? lol
reserve...because I have a F/T peace officer job in Calgary
MP...because I wanna be able to serve my country and if I enjoy the trade I will switch to F/T so I can still enjoy the law enforcement side to that job

The officer part.
The process is not the mission.

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Re: Western Canadian Reserve Military Police Recruiting
« Reply #69 on: December 10, 2015, 12:08:25 »
Sit Rep: 1 MP Regt is looking for new members. Occupational Transfers and New Recruits are welcome to apply. The future looks bright in terms of opportunity for the MP Reserve.

There is lots of discussion underway at the highest levels in terms of how to best employ Reserve Members including positions on specialty courses (CP, Air Marshall, etc) and the Reg Force QL 3. To be clear - they will not be handing out special opportunities to anyone and everyone - time in, maturity, and Res MP QL5 will be important factors.

This said you will need to get started soonest - so shoot me a PM and we can get the ball rolling.

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« Reply #70 on: December 10, 2015, 13:26:51 »
There is lots of discussion underway at the highest levels in terms of how to best employ Reserve Members including positions on specialty courses (CP, Air Marshall, etc)

That is encouraging news for potential MP Reservists,

And Reserves are not eligible for the Air Marshal program.

And the Air Marshall has been offered to members of the reserve. Not sure if anyone has submitted an application or was even sent for the assessment.
 

I read this in Close Protection Training ( if it is still current? )
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3. CPAC IS OPEN TO MP 00161 AND MPO 00214 WHO MEET THE FOL PRE-REQS:
A. REG F OR RES F MP OF THE RK OF CPL TO MWO
B. REG F OR RES F MPO OF THE RK OF MAJ AND BELOW
C. MOS ID QUAL
D. DOCS IAW CP SELECTION APPLIC:
E. RES F PERS MUST BE AVAL FOR UP TO 6 MO DEPL DURING A 3 YR LIABILITY PD FOL SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF CP TRG AND REG F PERS BE AVAL FOR SHORT AND MED DURATION TASKS ON REASONABLE NOTICE. THIS DOES NOT GUARANTEE A RES F EMPLOY CONTRACT.
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Military Police train for VIP Aircraft Security Detail
https://www.aviation.ca/201001298395/news/canada/military/8395-military-police-train-for-vip-aircraft-security-detail
"The air marshals, members of the VIP Aircraft Security Detail, are responsible for providing security to Canadian Forces aircraft, crew and passengers – passengers who may include the Governor General, the Prime Minister and members of the Royal Family."

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Re: Western Canadian Reserve Military Police Recruiting
« Reply #71 on: December 10, 2015, 15:14:31 »
To my knowledge, and I am somewhat in touch with CP world, obviously there are others out there with more up to date info, but at present the CP selection and trg is limited to Military Police Reg and Reserve. The Branch is working diligently to select, train and sustain an appropriate number Close Protection qualified so that they can meet the demands of current and future operations.

Air Marshall - I have put my application in the past and was advised it was open to Reserve. I cannot say that it is open to Reserve as CP is, however I have been given every indication that it is being considered. There is discussion on allocating a certain number of positions for Reserve members on each course. This has been relayed to me by various command levels. Having been in the PRes since 91 - this is a very positive step from my perspective.

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Re: Western Canadian Reserve Military Police Recruiting
« Reply #72 on: December 19, 2015, 00:53:57 »
This just in .... 1 MP Regt is conducting a Staff Check for a Reg Force QL 3 for those who are MP Qualified. This said you need to be sworn in and trained to take advantage! PM me if you are interested in joining. The glass ... or shall I say the mag ...is half full.
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Re: Western Canadian Reserve Military Police Recruiting
« Reply #73 on: March 05, 2016, 11:28:55 »
This just in - 1 MP Regt - Western Canada (Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Victoria) is accepting applicants (NCM)

Grade 12 with the intent of attending Secondary School

Class 5 drivers licence.

Area recruiting centres may not be up to speed yet - so please send your interest to me.

Pls ask you questions via forum as opposed to PM as many of you are asking the same stuff.

Thanks!
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Re: Western Canadian Reserve Military Police Recruiting
« Reply #74 on: May 06, 2016, 05:17:25 »
What night do reserve MP's parade in Calgary and where? Also do you need to be enrolled in a secondary school to be accepted?

I'm currently working as a peace officer, would that be accepted?

Thanks