Canadian Forces Provost Marshal Report - Fiscal Year 2014-2015

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Canadian Forces Provost Marshal's Message

It is my pleasure to present this annual report on Military Police (MP) activities in support to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) for the period from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015.

In my second year as the Canadian Forces Provost Marshal and Commander of the Canadian Forces Military Police Group (CF MP Gp), I feel it is important once again to highlight the excellent work of the men and women across the CF MP Gp. They continue to serve as an example for the remainder of the CAF by demonstrating their loyalty, dedication to duty, ethical conduct and strong sense of community engagement. I am inspired and excited by what we have accomplished together.

The CF MP Gp continued to build a solid reputation of providing professional, operationally focused, independent and transparent police services to the CAF at home and abroad. After months of planning and training, the first CF MP contingent departed Canada for the Sinai Peninsula as part of military activities undertaken by the CAF to support the Multinational Force and Observers in Egypt. In addition, the CF MP Gp began to develop and deliver MP training and capacity-building programs for Ukrainian forces personnel.

At home, MP personnel were once again involved in virtually every major CAF operation and exercise, while remaining committed to providing a safe and secure environment to local military communities. For the first time in its history, the CF MP Gp co-hosted, along with the Victoria Police Department, the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police. The 109th conference reflected on the rich history of partnership between Canadian law enforcement professionals towards peace and security.

The critical institutional support we provide to the CAF mission has highlighted our specialized training needs and our requirements to maintain a highly competent, well-trained cadre of police and security professionals. The construction of the new Canadian Forces Military Police Academy is well underway. This will be the first-ever purpose-built training facility in the history of the MP, a significant milestone for the CF MP Gp. Scheduled to open its doors in the fall of 2015, it will rank amongst the most technologically advanced police training academies in Canada.

The CF MP Gp has once again demonstrated steadfast support to the Military Police Fund for Blind Children (MPFBC), a very special military charity that has been helping visually impaired young Canadians for almost 60 years. The MPFBC Committee, made up entirely of volunteers from the MP family, oversaw significant fundraising efforts through a number of special events. With the kind support of several corporations, donors and volunteers, over $300,000 was raised this past year.

As this year marks our 75th anniversary, I am extremely proud of our significant accomplishments and the respect and admiration we enjoy among the policing community in Canada. Looking forward, I feel confident we will continue to build on the momentum of this past year and our 75 years of excellence in military policing. Notwithstanding this success, we will continue to evaluate and explore ways to improve our skills, efficiency, and professionalism, providing even better support to the CAF and the military community.

 

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Mission, Vision and Values

Mission

The Canadian Forces Military Police contribute to the effectiveness and readiness of the Canadian Forces and the Department of National Defence through the provision of professional police, security and operational support services worldwide.

Vision

The Canadian Forces Military Police are recognized for excellence, professionalism, integrity and transparency. The Military Police are operationally oriented with an ever-increasing sphere of influence, and reflect the cultural dimensions and values of Canada.

Values

Military Police members are expected to conform to standards established in the Military Police Professional Code of Conduct, which embraces the following values:

  • Loyalty;
  • Accountability;
  • Integrity/Ethics;
  • Competence; and
  • Pride/Professionalism.

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Distinctive Honours and Awards Recipients

Order of Military Merit

The Order of Military Merit recognizes distinctive merit and exceptional service displayed by the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces, both Regular and Reserve.

  • Chief Petty Officer, 1st Class S. J. Bolduc

Meritorious Service Cross

The Meritorious Service Cross recognizes a military deed or activity that has been performed in an outstandingly professional manner, according to a rare high standard that brings considerable benefit or great honour to the Canadian Armed Forces and to Canada.

  • Master Warrant Officer J. C. Pelletier

Medal of Bravery

The Medal of Bravery recognizes acts of bravery in hazardous circumstances.

  • Master Corporal G. J. Avery
  • Leading Seaman N. B. Wiebe

Meritorious Service Medal

The Meritorious Service Medal recognizes a military deed or activity performed in a highly professional manner, according to a very high standard that brings benefit or honour to the Canadian Armed Forces.

  • Warrant Officer T. S. Price
  • Lieutenant-Colonel D. W. Shuster

Chief of the Defence Staff Commendation

The Chief of the Defence Staff Commendation is awarded to recognize deeds or activities beyond the demand of normal duty.

  • Sergeant E. J. Adams
  • Captain R. M. Wuskynyk
  • Master Corporal M. R. Bekkers
  • Corporal M. L. Alderson
  • Commissionaire J. Pare
  • Corporal M. Burton
  • Second Lieutenant J. Ferland
  • Sergeant S. M. C. E. Martel

Vice Chief of the Defence Staff Commendation

The Vice Chief of the Defence Staff Commendation is awarded to recognize deeds or activities beyond the demand of normal duty.

  • Captain T. M. Utton
  • Warrant Officer G. R. Hall
  • Master Corporal K. Thomas
  • Corporal N. A. Knezevic
  • Corporal J. M. Sorenson
  • Master Corporal K. Bryant
  • Corporal J. F. Hubley
  • Master Corporal S. A. W. Nelson

Canadian Joint Operations Command Commendation

The Canadian Joint Operations Command Commendation is awarded to recognize deeds or activities beyond the demand of normal duty.

  • Major C. G. Power
  • Corporal K. J. Sullivan
  • Master Corporal C. C. Taylor

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Community Relations

Community relations are at the core of the MP organization. Involvement in the military and its extended community helps foster trust in the MP and increases visibility in the organization. Community engagement encourages military community members to participate in crime prevention and creates a positive environment for reporting of incidences. The Military Police Fund for Blind Children is the MP flagship charity and is steeped in a rich and long history. Military volunteers dedicate time and effort to better the lives of children with vision impairment. In this reporting period, almost 175 thousand dollars were dispersed by the Fund to visually impaired children across the country. Throughout the communities, MP have hosted and will continue to host fundraisers for this worthy cause.

Investigation Statistics for the Canadian Armed Forces

The MP maintain an activity tracking database known as the Security and Military Police Information System (SAMPIS). The table below reflects the data collected over the 15-month period from 1 January 2012 to 31 March 2013. This is a collection of data representing the number of investigations commenced during this reporting period. This data in no way reflects criminal convictions; rather, it reflects the number of investigations that were initiated by the MP. It should also be noted that there are an additional three (3) months of data presented, as future CFPM annual reports will contain information relating to one fiscal year (April 1 to March 31, inclusive).

Investigation Summary

 


Year

Calls
General
Occurrences

Tickets
Street
Checks
2014 27 094 12 516 10 402 29 417

 

Violent/Serious Crime 
Homicide 0
Other Violations Causing Death 0
Attempted Murder 0
Aggravated Sexual Assault 0
Sexual Assault with Weapon 1
Sexual Assault 100
Sex Crimes – Other 3
Sexual Violations Against Children 13
Voyeurism 3
Assault − Level 3 (Aggravated) 9
Assault − Level 2 (Weapon or Bodily Harm) 24
Assault − Level 1 219
Assault − Peace Officer 12
Other Assaults 17
Firearms - Use of, Discharge, Pointing 1
Robbery 0
Forcible Confinement or Kidnapping 17
Abduction 4
Extortion 9
Criminal Harassment 34
Uttering Threats 92
Threatening or Harassing Phone Calls 16
Other Violent Criminal Code Violations 8

 

Property Crime 
Breaking and Entering 78
Possession of Stolen Property 40
Theft of Motor Vehicles 19
Theft over $5 000 28
Theft under $5 000 697
Fraud 91
Mischief 1 324
Arson 5

 

Other Criminal Code Offences 
Counterfeiting 0
Weapons Violations 50
Child Pornography 18
Prostitution 1
Disturbing the Peace 174
Administration of Justice Violations 113
Other Violations 73

 

Criminal Code Traffic Offences 
Impaired Driving 328
Other Criminal Code Traffice Violations 59

 

Other Federal Statute Violations 
Youth Criminal Justice Act 17
National Defence Act 64
Other Federal Statutes 119

 

Drug Offences 
Possession − Cannabis 129
Possession − Cocaine 17
Possession − Other Drugs 33
Trafficking/Production/Distribution − Cannabis 5
Trafficking/Production/Distribution − Cocaine 7
Trafficking/Production/Distribution − Other Drugs 17

 

The tables below provide further analysis of incidents reported to MP in 2014 in which the primary offence involved a sexual component.

2014 Statistics  – Totals 
Aggravated Sexual Assault 0
Sexual Assault with Weapon 1
Sexual Assault 100
Sexual Crimes – Other 3
Sexual Interference 7
Invitation to Sexual Touching 1
Sexual Exploitation 4
Luring a Child via a Computer 1
Voyeurism 3
Total 120

This table contains the total incidents reported to MP in 2014 in which the primary offence involved a sexual component.  These numbers do not include shadow files.

  

2014 Statistics – Totals (120) 
Founded Unfounded
93 28
In this table, the total incidents reported to MP in 2014 in which the primary offence involved a sexual component have been divided into two categories:  founded and unfounded. 

 

2014 Statistics – Founded Total (92)
Charges Laid Cleared Ongoing
27 12 53
In this table, the total founded incidents have been divided into three categories:  charges laid, cleared, and ongoing.

 

2014 Statistics  – Cleared Other 
Aggravated Sexual Assault 0
Sexual Assault with Weapon 0
Sexual Assault 11
Sexual Crimes – Other 0
Sexual Interference 0
Invitation to Sexual Touching 0
Sexual Exploitation 0
Luring a Child via a Computer 0
Voyeurism 1
Total 12

This table contains the total incidents investigated by MP in 2014 that were cleared for a reason that falls under one of the following Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics clearance codes:  Complainant won’t lay charges, Departmental discretion, or Alternative measures.

 

2014 Statistics  – Cadet Related 
Aggravated Sexual Assault 0
Sexual Assault with Weapon 0
Sexual Assault 10
Sexual Crimes – Other 0
Sexual Interference 3
Invitation to Sexual Touching 0
Sexual Exploitation 1
Luring a Child via a Computer 0
Voyeurism 1
Total 15

This table contains the total incidents reported to MP in 2014 involving cadets.

 

2014 Statistics  –  Charged 
Aggravated Sexual Assault 0
Sexual Assault with Weapon 0
Sexual Assault 21
Sexual Crimes – Other 0
Sexual Interference 4
Invitation to Sexual Touching 0
Sexual Exploitation 1
Luring a Child via a Computer 0
Voyeurism 1
Total 27

This table contains the total incidents reported to MP in 2014 where charges were laid.

 

2014 Statistics  –  Unfounded Complaints 
Aggravated Sexual Assault 0
Sexual Assault with Weapon 1
Sexual Assault 23
Sexual Crimes – Other 1
Sexual Interference 1
Invitation to Sexual Touching 0
Sexual Exploitation 1
Luring a Child via a Computer 0
Voyeurism 1
Total 28

This table contains the total incidents reported to MP in 2014 that were unfounded.

 

 

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