Canadian Forces Military Police depart for Operation Calumet in the Sinai Peninsula

March 6, 2015
OTTAWA – Today, 33 Canadian Forces Military Police departed CFB Trenton for the Sinai Peninsula as part of military activities undertaken by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to support the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in Egypt. Colonel Rob Delaney, the Provost Marshal, was on hand in Trenton, Ontario to bid the Military Police (MP) farewell. Major-General John Madower, the Acting Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, also gave brief remarks of support and encouragement before the Military Police contingent departed Canada.
The Canadian Forces Military Police (CF MP) contingent is comprised of MP members and officers from across Canada. This team will complement the advance party who deployed earlier this week under Operation CALUMET. The MP contingent will conduct police and security duties in the North and South camps of the multinational peace keeping force.
Quick Facts
The group of MPs leaving today will augment the approximately 30 Canadian Armed Forces personnel already deployed in the Sinai Peninsula on Operation CALUMET, bringing the total Canadian contingent to about 70 members.
The Force and Observers Military Police Unit (FMPU) is the MFO’s policing force and provides police services to the approximately 1,700 multinational military and civilian personnel and approximately 500 Egyptian and other nationals working within the MFO camps. 
As part of the MFO FMPU, CF MP will perform traffic control duties and conduct patrols, investigations, inspections, and searches. They will also be responsible for crime prevention programs and general security within the MFO North and South camps.
Operation CALUMET is Canada’s participation in the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO), an independent peacekeeping operation in the Sinai Peninsula. Canada has maintained a contingent in the MFO since September 1, 1985.
The Canadian Forces Military Police Group has a world-wide reputation for excellence, professionalism, integrity, and transparency. That is why Canada was recently invited to lead the US-Ukraine Joint Commission Military Police sub-committee, and will lend CAF expertise to the training efforts of Ukraine’s military police.
Quotes

“Our Government is proud of the excellent work performed by Canadian men and women in uniform in the Sinai Peninsula. I would like to join Canadians in thanking them for their commitment, resolve, and more than three decades of contribution towards peace and stability in that region.”
The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence

“The Military Police Group is a diligent and professional police force who deploy all over the world. The Military Police contingent looks forward to the opportunity to conduct police operations in a multinational environment. The ability to provide tactical policing support within the MFO for a multitude of nations will showcase the excellence of our Military Police organization.”
Colonel Rob Delaney, Provost Marshal
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Associated Links
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Contacts
Captain Joanna LabonteCF MP Gp PA613-806-3438Joanna.labonte@forces.gc.ca