Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Current peace operations

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  1. Caribbean region
  2. Ukraine
  3. West Bank
  4. Democratic Republic of the Congo
  5. Specialized police postings
  6. Other international opportunities
Canadian police officers and civilian experts take part in many operations around the world
Country or region Language of operation Armed or unarmed Authorized Police Deployments
Caribbean region French Armed Up to 48
Ukraine English Unarmed Up to 45
West Bank English Unarmed Up to 12
Democratic Republic of the Congo French Unarmed Up to 25

Caribbean region

Currently, Canada participates in the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH), which supports the Haitian National Police by providing mentoring and strategic advice to senior and middle-level management.

Additionally, the RCMP continues to support the Government of Canada's efforts in Haiti by engaging the Haitian National Police on police-to-police basis. To support Haitian-led solutions, Canada, through the RCMP, supports the delivery of police training, and train-the-trainer programs to help support the Haitian National Police in tackling gangs, strengthening anti-corruption mechanisms, and supporting the protection of Haitians afflicted by gang violence.



Currently, operations of the bilateral engagement with the National Police of Ukraine have been suspended due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Additionally, there have been no contributions of Canadian personnel to the European Union Advisory Mission in Ukraine.

Canadian Police Mission in Ukraine - Bilateral Engagement

Canada supports Ukraine's police reform through a bilateral engagement. Canadian police first began deploying in short-term train-the-trainer roles in July 2015. Longer-term deployments focusing on training and community policing began in June 2016.

Ukraine's police reform efforts will help the National Police of Ukraine to transform into a modern, accountable and transparent police service founded on internationally recognized standards and best practices, which includes the respect for human rights.

The objectives of Canada's bilateral mission are to support Ukraine's police reform efforts by:

  • building the capacity, effectiveness and sustainability of Ukraine's police services including developing specialized areas of expertise
  • increasing awareness of gender and human rights considerations

European Union Advisory Mission for Civilian Security Sector Reform

Through this mission, Canadian police provide strategic advice for the development of effective, sustainable, and accountable security services to help strengthen the rule of law in Ukraine.

West Bank

European Union Coordinating Office for Palestine Police Support

The European Union Coordinating Office for Palestinian Police Support (EUPOL COPPS) helps the Palestinian Authority with policing reform and development and criminal justice system support.

Deployed police officers mentor members of the Palestinian Civil Police, specifically senior officials.

In their advisory role, Canadian police:

  • assess the training needs of the Palestinian Civil Police
  • help with training and equipping its members
  • assist the Palestinian Civil Police in establishing human resources policies and programs, including:
    • human rights;
    • gender perspective; and
    • gender mainstreaming

The aim is to build the capacity of the Palestinian Civil Police as a security force, based on working toward a two-state solution.

Operation PROTEUS

Operation PROTEUS is Canada's contribution to the Office of the United States Security Coordinator for Israel and the Palestinian Authority in Jerusalem. As part of the Law Enforcement Directorate within Operation Proteus, Canadian personnel work as police advisors to the security coordinator team. The security coordinator encourages coordination on security matters between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, and the efforts of the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank to build security capacity.

Operation PROTEUS also takes part in training programs for the Palestinian Authority Security Forces, notably the Palestinian Officer's Academy in Jericho. Instructors at the academy include international and Palestinian personnel. Canadian police officers and international instructors' mentor the Palestinian instructors in order to build their capacity for the future.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Canadian police take part in the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) in two ways:

  1. The Specialized Police Team focuses on countering sexual and gender-based violence among vulnerable populations, by training and mentoring local police and building awareness within the communities; and
  2. The Individual Police Officers support the MONUSCO mandate of protecting civilians and consolidating peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Specialized police postings

Canada's Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York - Senior Police Advisor, United States of America

The senior police advisor to the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations in New York acts as liaison and advisor on all matters related to Canada's police participation in United Nations peace operations. Deployed through Global Affairs Canada, the senior police advisor joins police advisors from around the world.

International Criminal Court, Netherlands, The Hague

Canadian personnel work with investigative teams to bring to trial the most responsible perpetrators of the crimes under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.

Deployed in The Hague, Netherlands, Canadian investigators are often required to travel abroad to conduct field interviews and other investigative functions.

United Nations Institute for Training and Research, Geneva, Switzerland

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) develops and delivers training to address the capacity development needs of individuals, organizations and institutions. Based in Geneva, Canadian police officers are required to travel to other countries to deliver training.

Other international opportunities

United Nations Pre-Selection Assistance and Assessment Team Project

Since September 2014, Canadian police have participated as instructors in the United Nations' Pre-Selection Assistance and Assessment Team training project.

The project provides police officers interested in serving on a United Nations mission with two weeks of training. They will:

  • improve their language (English or French)
  • enhance their shooting and driving skills
  • learn about the United Nations context
  • learn about passing a job interview

International Anti-Corruption Coordination Center, London, United Kingdom

The International Anti-Corruption Coordination Center works to advance transitional justice and the rule of law in countries eligible for Official Development Assistance, a number of which are fragile and conflict-affected states. The International Anti-Corruption Coordination Center receives case referrals from:

  • law enforcement agencies investigating allegations of grand corruption
  • new governments elected on anti-corruption platforms
  • anti-corruption non-governmental organizations (for example, Transparency International).

Capacity building is an important part of the International Anti-Corruption Coordination Center's mission. It is regularly involved in delivering training workshops and providing other assistance to authorities in countries affected by grand corruption, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. This includes:

  • training and mentoring in navigating the Mutual Legal Assistance process
  • bribery and corruption awareness training
  • conducting financial crime investigations
  • interviewing techniques
  • direct assistance to investigations such as the provision of, and training in, digital forensics kits, and mentorship of anti-corruption investigators
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