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Re: Questions about MPO
« Reply #50 on: July 30, 2013, 18:25:05 »
I'm a student currently completing my Master's in Criminology and will be finished this fall. I have always had a love for the military and I'm looking at pursuing a career as an MPO.

I have a few questions about the job and was hoping I could get some answers and insights here.

1. In looking at the website I concluded that MPO's deal more with the administrative end of the job while MP's are engaged in more traditional police work, is this correct?
Yes, although to be clear, MPO positions are almost entirely administrative, although every now and then a MPO will roll into a Guardhouse and decide his job is to be "out on patrol inspiring the troops and sharing the load".  That always ends poorly for the MPO.

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2. I also noticed there is a lot of opportunity for career development with specialty training and advanced training, and a lot of those categories are extremely interesting. I'm going to assume that MPO's would have first shot at some of that training? or at least would be strongly considered for it versus MP's.
Nope, the vast majority of "extremely interesting" training is the domain of MP not MPO.  MPO do go on some interesting courses but that is because of a specific requirement (ie. they get the Invest course because they are going to be the OC of a CFNIS Det, not because they are going to be actively conducting investigations).

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3. Any information on the lifestyle, postings, career development in general would be appreciated.
Lots of threads on that, have fun reading.  If you have specifics afterwards, ask away.

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4. If anyone has some more detailed information on some of the training involving: Drug Investigator, and Counter-Human Intelligence Specialist I would appreciate that also.
As MPO you will not get a Drug Investigator course, ever.  MPO will get Counter-HumInt if posted to CFNCIU.

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Thanks.
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Re: Questions about MPO
« Reply #51 on: July 30, 2013, 18:32:59 »
Thanks again I appreciate it.

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« Reply #52 on: January 09, 2014, 19:11:09 »
Hello everyone. I am new to the forums and would first start by saying that I am currently working towards becoming an MP in the 33rd Service Battalion in Ottawa, Ontario and be in the reserves during my application process to RMC (if possible).

So to the real reason I made this topic.

As I stated above, I plan on being a reservist for a couple years until  get into RMC. When the time comes I plan on being an officer and continuing to serve as an MP. Now, since by then I would have had 2 or 3 years of reservist training, will this make my application stand out when I join the Reg. Force, or will the previous training just be something that will looked past. I hope the question was too confusing and I look forward to hearing some good responses. Thanks.

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Re: A Few Questions
« Reply #53 on: January 09, 2014, 19:18:19 »
Hello everyone. I am new to the forums and would first start by saying that I am currently working towards becoming an MP in the 33rd Service Battalion in Ottawa, Ontario and be in the reserves during my application process to RMC (if possible).
So to the real reason I made this topic.
As I stated above, I plan on being a reservist for a couple years until  get into RMC. When the time comes I plan on being an officer and continuing to serve as an MP. Now, since by then I would have had 2 or 3 years of reservist training, will this make my application stand out when I join the Reg. Force, or will the previous training just be something that will looked past. I hope the question was too confusing and I look forward to hearing some good responses. Thanks.

Why be a reservist as opposed to applying for ROTP now?
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Re: A Few Questions
« Reply #54 on: January 09, 2014, 19:32:36 »
I would suggest you read many of the threads in this forum on Military Police and Military Police Officers.  Both have very different roles in the military.  One (the Military Policeman) does policing; while the other (the MPO) does administration (No policing).  Read the topics and learn the difference. 

There are MPs on the site that can answer in more detail any further questions you may have.

As DAA pointed out, there are other routes as well.
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Re: Questions about MP vs MPO
« Reply #55 on: January 10, 2014, 01:57:39 »
I merged several similar threads with recent information (pruned some useless crap), and I will lock this down as plenty has been asked and answered in this forum, and I am sure in the recruiting area as well.  Diablo, spend some time READING all the information contained herein, and in the recruiting forums.  If you  (or anyone else) still have niggling questions after doing all that reading (here and on the official recruiting site), I advise you to PM your questions to the subject matter experts, or better yet go to a recruiting centre in person.

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« Reply #56 on: January 10, 2014, 09:20:06 »
Removed The Question. This was a silly question for me to ask and it isn't anyone else's job to tell me where I should go in life but mine.
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Re: Questions about MP vs MPO
« Reply #57 on: January 10, 2014, 10:31:51 »
We aren't your friends/family.  If you can't figure out your life path from the information that is out there, and you have to resort to asking totally anonymous strangers what you should do....then I suggest neither occupation is suitable for you. 
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Re: Questions about MP vs MPO
« Reply #58 on: January 10, 2014, 15:15:39 »
We aren't your friends/family.  If you can't figure out your life path from the information that is out there, and you have to resort to asking totally anonymous strangers would you should do....then I suggest neither occupation is suitable for you.

Removed Response.
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Re: Questions about MP vs MPO
« Reply #59 on: January 31, 2014, 08:33:31 »
I had a quick question myself, what do MP's say when arresting someone? I know they don't list the "Miranda's Rights" but I heard it went a little like this-

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I am arresting you for [name of offence(s)].

You have the right to retain and instruct counsel without delay. You also have the right to free and immediate legal advice from duty counsel by making free telephone calls to [toll-free phone number(s)] during business hours and [toll-free phone number(s)] during non-business hours.

Do you understand?

Do you wish to call a lawyer?

You also have the right to apply for legal assistance through the provincial legal aid program.

Do you understand?

Is that correct?

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Re: Questions about MP vs MPO
« Reply #60 on: January 31, 2014, 11:18:41 »
Like any other LE agency, you are given your Charter Rights upon arrest (and in certain other circumstances as well.) You are also given your Caution, and possibly multiple cautions depending on the circumstances of the offense. There are two sets of rights/cautions. One is given for members subject to the Code of Service Discipline and the other for civilians not subject to the CSD. Miranda rights is an American term, you will not hear them in Canada.
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Commissioning into MPO, OT into MP
« Reply #61 on: March 25, 2016, 20:01:28 »
Currently working towards a bachelor's degree with the intention of commissioning into Military Police Officer. Would OTing into Military Police (NCM) be beneficial to my long term goal; or should I stay where I am and wait to commission directly to MPO from my current trade? Currently a fully qualified Cpl. Thank you in advance for your help; any advice on the matter is appreciated.

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Re: Commissioning into MPO, OT into MP
« Reply #62 on: March 25, 2016, 20:19:51 »
A MPO has to pay attention to detail.

Did your read: READ FIRST ?
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Re: Commissioning into MPO, OT into MP
« Reply #63 on: March 25, 2016, 20:59:25 »
That's exactly why I will become an excellent MPO. Yes I did; however out of the available options this section appeared to be the best fit for my question. If you feel there is a better forum direct me towards the correct one and I will use it in the future.  Although Recruits Only, Recruiting, The Recruiting Process, Basic Training, RMC, CMR , ROTP, Physical Training & Standards, Personal Stories, and Enrollment Medical hardly didn't appear to be appropriate for this type of question.


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Re: Commissioning into MPO, OT into MP
« Reply #64 on: March 25, 2016, 22:19:10 »
That's exactly why I will become an excellent MPO

Except you missed the obvious Military Police Branch forum completely...

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Re: Questions about MP vs MPO
« Reply #65 on: March 25, 2016, 22:46:11 »
Except you missed the obvious Military Police Branch forum completely...

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