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Re: The Military Police [MP] Superthread
« Reply #50 on: February 27, 2003, 20:49:00 »
the 15th MP Coy is attached to the unit i‘m in, 12th SVC BN, located in Richmond, BC

if you see a guy on the boards named MP Sheild, he‘s in that Coy

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Re: The Military Police [MP] Superthread
« Reply #51 on: February 28, 2003, 01:11:00 »
No, 15 MP Coy is not attached to any reserve service battalion.  They may use your facitlites but thats the only connection.  Our formation is 1 ASG(Reg Force).

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Re: The Military Police [MP] Superthread
« Reply #52 on: February 28, 2003, 09:44:00 »
If you are going reserves, from what i know you they dont require Police Foundations, but appreciate it.

When I was coming in, the CFRC told me that CFRETS will almost surely reject any application for MP RegFor without a police foundations or law & security course. If you are looking at Security Officer, you do not require this course however.

Basically, the military is trying to save costs on training, and is ensuring people will like their job, by demanding this training.

University in ottawa? Which one offers PF? Id take the college course.. cheaper.

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Re: The Military Police [MP] Superthread
« Reply #53 on: February 28, 2003, 13:24:00 »
If you want Reg force NCM as a MP you need at least the college level course in policing.

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Re: The Military Police [MP] Superthread
« Reply #54 on: February 28, 2003, 14:48:00 »
Yes i am planning on taking a plice foundation course and maybe even a crimnology course at univeristy but probably just a police foundation course.
is there just a MP resevres unit?
is there a reg cuz i am planning on jonning the MP after i am done my ploice foundation courses.
and one more thing.
are they looking for alot of MP, because i am going to applying to all police services which includes military police and i perfre that.

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Re: The Military Police [MP] Superthread
« Reply #55 on: February 28, 2003, 15:44:00 »
I don‘t know for sure (my OpsO mentioned this to me), but I‘ve heard that the trade was full a couple of years ago and that they were trying to cut back.

However, with so many people leaving the CF, I believe that all trades, even MP, are fairly wide open.

The best advice I can give is for you to talk to a recruiter about it.

If you want more information, do a www. search for military police. There‘s also a CDN Military Police Association website that has some (not much, but some) recruiting info on it. It may also be a good place to get some email contacts.

I would definitely urge you to take courses in psychology, criminology, and police investigations. You‘ll find that community colleges will offer more hands-on skill oriented courses in police investigations, etc whereas university courses will provide skills in thinking/analysis of crime prevention and crime related issues such as deviant behaviour, criminal justice system, etc.

I mix of both would likely be good.

Important: talk to people who do the job. They know what it‘s all about.

Hint: the CFRC recruiters can only tell you what they are looking for and how to apply, etc.

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Re: The Military Police [MP] Superthread
« Reply #56 on: February 28, 2003, 15:46:00 »
There is a big difference between Reserve Militarty Police and Regular Force military police. Reserve Mps are more akin to security guards.

If your going through school for police foundations and are interested in that line of work you should either enlist in the regular force as military police or take the OPP gatb test (or whatever its called).

Regarding police foundations half of the police forces you apply to will be gla dthat you have the course and the other half will not really disapprove of you having it but won‘t put you ahead of joe blow with no police type course because they would rather "teach you from the ground up"
(ie when a reservist joins the regs they have to take their ql3 over again if they dont have a large amount of time in)

Lastly, im not saying this to be a di*k or pick on you but should you take the OPP police testing (and i would imagine MP too) they pay a lot of attention to grammar (which i myself am poor at) and sentence structure.  A guy in the class i was testing with failed because of using words such as ‘cuz‘ on the accident report phase.  Just something to consider.
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Re: The Military Police [MP] Superthread
« Reply #57 on: February 28, 2003, 16:11:00 »
As mentioned in previous posts, there is a big difference between regular force MP‘s and reserve force MP‘s.  One does not need Police foundations or law and security from college to join the reserves, however, alot of the reserve types are taking the course as well as being members of their respective MP platoons.  As a reserve MP you will strickly be dealing with field operations.......POW stuff.......yadda yadda.

In order to become a regular force MP, it IS required that you have a police foundations course OR some other type of job specific training, such as a diploma from a recognized police college........security training will not count.  There are now signing bonuses for trying to get into the reg force as an MP and they will promote you to Corporal right away (a bone of contention with me, but thats another story).  As a reg force MP you will do either domestic policing, which can be equated to civy policing but to a slower beat, or a field platoon, doing field stuff, UN tours..............whatnot.  I hope this helps you out a bit.

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Re: The Military Police [MP] Superthread
« Reply #58 on: March 02, 2003, 17:10:00 »
I would expect to fail any exam that I used the word "cuz" on, particularly an accident report for police employment.

If you don‘t know how to write basic, simple, grammatically correct sentences and use real words as opposed to colloquial ones in a police environment, then you, and your evidence will be laughed out of the courtroom by the crown, defense, judge and jury.

Another pet peeve of mine is the word "anyways" - which doesn‘t exist.  The cousin to the word, "anyway" (note no "s"), has almost no use in writing and very little use in everyday spoken language.

I have written many "will says" (statements) and given evidence in court several times, and never did I use the word "cuz" or "anyways".
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Re: The Military Police [MP] Superthread
« Reply #59 on: May 01, 2003, 08:55:00 »
I just recently graduated from the Texas A&M Fire Academy and Im about to join the RegForce.   I have over 20   :cdn:    :cdn:  certifications relating to firefighting and the medical field but I think I want to go MP.  

Im about to hand in my application but Im curious on how my 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices will be presented to me.  I want to go MP, Med Tech then Infantry.  Will they call me whenever a position is available or will they tell me for example that MP isn‘t available right now but Infantry is, etc......how does that work?

Another question is as a newly trained private in either MP or Med Tech., is there a chance I will go overseas.  I know that as Infantry I have that chance.

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Re: The Military Police [MP] Superthread
« Reply #60 on: May 01, 2003, 12:20:00 »
To my knowledge there are no private MP‘s.  If you get MP you will be a corporal and you will get spec pay.  Your starting pay as an MP would be about double that of a new private in the infantry.  If you have the qualifications for MP go for it.

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Re: The Military Police [MP] Superthread
« Reply #61 on: May 01, 2003, 13:44:00 »
From what I understand most of the Reg guys have a "policing" diploma from either college‘s or university‘s.  Im not sure if you need it for sure but I would talk to your recruiter and ask.

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Re: The Military Police [MP] Superthread
« Reply #62 on: May 01, 2003, 17:17:00 »
As it stands right now, you have to have a Police Sciences diploma or several years of related experiance (policing, special constable, whatnot) in order to be considered for the MP trade.  The trade is closed right now (at least that‘s what they tell me).  There are no trained privates in the regular force MP‘s, your starting rank would be corporal and if you should get on and assigned to a field platoon, your chances of going overseas are very good (if not guaranteed!)  Hope this helps and good luck!

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Re: The Military Police [MP] Superthread
« Reply #63 on: August 09, 2003, 22:44:00 »
to become a MP in the reg force, do you need a college/university degree in Criminlogy?

or can someone straight out of high school become a MP?

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Re: The Military Police [MP] Superthread
« Reply #64 on: August 09, 2003, 23:00:00 »
According to the CF Recruiting Website:
 
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Candidates must also meet the minimum education standard for the MP occupation, which includes a community college diploma in Law and Security Administration, Police Foundations, or a similar program from a recognized community college or CEGEP.
In addition, I‘ve heard the CFAT and Interview results have standards a little higher than the average Infantry position, so to speak.  That being said, if you‘ve taken a few College/University courses, you‘d probably be all right.

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Re: The Military Police [MP] Superthread
« Reply #65 on: August 14, 2003, 13:58:00 »
you have to have graduated from a community college program in law enforcement or police foundations.  They will also accept training from a recognized police agency within Canada.  If you want to pursue university studies, I would recommend staying in school and going MPO.

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Re: The Military Police [MP] Superthread
« Reply #66 on: August 16, 2003, 23:15:00 »
The educational requirements for the MP occupation are pretty straight forward.  But what about for MPO requirements?  The recruiting website just says "a degree from a recognized university in a related field".  Is this "related field" pretty liberal?  I mean, would a degree in Computer Information Systems be acceptable (in relation to Information Security, for example)?

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Re: The Military Police [MP] Superthread
« Reply #67 on: August 13, 2003, 14:25:00 »
Hey,

I was wondering if anyone knew anything about the Military Police reserves... My interview is a week away and I‘d like to be sure of what I want to go into.

I‘ve basically narrowed down my choices to either Infantry or Military Police (both of which are avail, according to the recruitment officer). I‘ve done some research but found limited info on MP‘s, and I‘d like to hear from those who have had personal experience or know anything about the MP reserves.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: The Military Police [MP] Superthread
« Reply #68 on: August 14, 2003, 13:54:00 »
MP reserves are strictly involved in the field element of the CF.  They do things such as POW, route signing, stuff like that.  They are not involved in garrison policing unless you join the ARAF (Air Reserve Augmentation Flight).  They do not carry badges and do not get issued sidearms with the exception of the ARAF guys.  They do go out on patrols once and awhile, but once their day is done, they hand the badges (and guns) back in.  All in all, army reserve MP‘s and ARAF are in my personal opinion a good go.  Gives you a feel for whether you might enjoy being a reg force MP.

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Re: The Military Police [MP] Superthread
« Reply #69 on: January 06, 2004, 10:37:00 »
Guyz i tried looking for a specific website for information on Military Police, unfortunately couldnt find anything so i was wondering if any one of u would be able to help me out in this ... thanx

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Re: The Military Police [MP] Superthread
« Reply #70 on: January 06, 2004, 11:38:00 »
Check out this link:

 http://www.cmpa-apmc.ca/htdocs/index.html

Many units have their own official or unoffical page but you have to go searching for it.

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Re: The Military Police [MP] Superthread
« Reply #71 on: January 21, 2004, 15:44:00 »
To join the military police in Canada you either have to have a university degree in Criminology or a College Diploma from one of the few recognized Colleges in Canada, along with the other minimum requirements.  Also there is a military police assessment centre that is a three day process of testing etc. where they‘ll decide if you qualify or not.

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Re: The Military Police [MP] Superthread
« Reply #72 on: January 25, 2004, 22:01:00 »
Has anyone here ever been to MPAC? How many people do they test? What is the rate of passing? Any MP members in the system for advise would be good.

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Re: The Military Police [MP] Superthread
« Reply #73 on: February 24, 2004, 07:59:00 »
hi,
I am an army cadet and have been for 5 years and i am hoping to join the reg force as soon as i can. I want to be an officer but i also wanted to be an MP. I was just wondering what the difference is in the job and daily routine of an MP and a Security Officer. Do Security Officers actually do MP work or are they more organization and desk work? any answers or help you can give me would be really appreciated.

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