New Canadian Forces Provost Marshal and Commander Canadian Forces Military Police Group
May 28, 2018 – Ottawa – National Defence/Canadian Armed Forces
The Canadian Armed Forces has a new top cop. Today, Brigadier-General Simon Trudeau was appointed the Canadian Forces Provost Marshal and assumed command of the Canadian Forces Military Police Group from Brigadier-General Rob Delaney.
Lieutenant-General Alain Parent, Acting Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, presided over the ceremony held at Cartier Square Drill Hall in Ottawa.
“We expect all Canadian Armed Forces members to serve with honour and fulfil their missions, but the expectation of trust is highest when considering the role of the Military Police who protect military communities – the foundation of our effectiveness and readiness as a fighting force. Brigadier-General Delaney has exemplified this trust during his five years as Canadian Forces Provost Marshall and I am confident that Brigadier-General Trudeau will continue to lead the Military Police Group with the same passion and dedication.”
— Lieutenant-General Alain Parent, Acting Vice Chief of the Defence Staff
“On behalf of the women and men of the Canadian Forces Military Police Group, I thank Brigadier-General Delaney for his leadership these past five years. Under his watch we have transformed, expanded, and built on our proud history as a policing organization respected worldwide for its professionalism and integrity. I am looking forward to working with the dedicated and talented members of the MP Group to ensure that Canada’s Military Police remains operationally oriented as we implement Canada’s defence policy Strong, Secured, Engaged.”
— Brigadier-General Simon Trudeau, Canadian Forces Provost Marshal and Commander Canadian Forces Military Police Group
“It was an honour to serve with the Military Police for more than 25 years, and for five years to command an organization that provides steadfast police and security support to every Canadian Armed Forces installation in Canada and virtually every CAF operation worldwide. We have the finest police officers in the world, and it has been my privilege to contribute to the ongoing strength of Canada’s Military Police capability.”
— Brigadier-General Rob Delaney, outgoing Canadian Forces Provost Marshal and Commander Canadian Forces Military Police Group
Canadian Forces Military Police provide a variety of operational, law enforcement, investigative and security services at military establishments across Canada and throughout the world, wherever members of the Canadian Armed Forces serve.
The Canadian Forces Military Police Group is a professional, well-trained police service. Its members are credentialed police officers within NATO and Canadian Police community, and their training is among the best and most extensive of any received by police in Canada. Throughout their careers they train and develop not only as police officers, but also as soldiers and community leaders.
The Canadian Forces Provost Marshal (CFPM) is an advisor to the Chief of the Defence Staff on policing matters. He or she is an active member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police. The CFPM also is the Commander of the Canadian Forces Military Police Group.
The Canadian Forces Provost Marshal commands all Military Police directly involved in policing duties. In this capacity, he or she is responsible for investigations conducted by any unit or other element under his or her command; the establishment of and compliance with selection, training and professional standards for the military police, as well as investigations in respect of conduct that is inconsistent with the professional standards applicable to the military police or the Military Police Professional Code of Conduct.
Brigadier-General Simon Trudeau enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1988 and commenced his Military Police career following graduation from the College Militaire Royal de Saint-Jean in 1992. He has held numerous leadership positions across various functions with the Military Police, including operational deployments in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1997 and Afghanistan in 2002. Prior to his appointment as Canadian Forces Provost Marshal, Brigadier-General Trudeau was Deputy Commander of the Canadian Forces Military Police Group.
Brigadier-General Delaney was appointed Canadian Forces Provost Marshal and Commander of the Canadian Forces Military Police Group in August of 2013. He is scheduled to deploy to Iraq this summer as the Ministerial Liaison Team Director – Operation IMPACT.
Lieutenant (Navy) Blake Patterson
Public Affairs Officer
Canadian Forces Provost Marshal and Canadian Forces Military Police Group
Department of National Defence
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