We were recently honoured to celebrate the 90th birthday of Kenn Barker RCMP (Rtd). Kenn was one of the first members of the RCMP Dog Services Unit and still serves on the Historian Committee of the 'Friends of the Mounted Police Heritage Centre'. In this picture from 1948, he can be seen with his 2 service dogs at the time, Bluebell and Ignatz. Wish we could have invited you all to the potluck...Warning though, Kenn's an avid photographer, you might end up in a picture :)
Emotional goodbye: Police dog pays tribute to partner at funeral
A tragic funeral this week marked a heartbreaking goodbye between a police dog and his officer.Royal Canadian Mounted Police Constable Dave Ross, along with fellow officers Fabrice Gevaudan and Douglas Larche, were killed by a shooter in Mocton, New Brunswick last week while on duty.The loss is not only felt by their families and the community, but also by Ross's police dog, Danny.Ross had served
Personnel of the Royal North West Mounted Police / Personnel de la Gendarmerie royale du Nord-Ouest
Title / Titre : Personnel of the Royal North West Mounted Police / Personnel de la Gendarmerie royale du Nord-Ouest Creator(s) / Créateur(s) : Geraldine Moodie Date(s) : 1905 Reference No. / Numéro de référence : MIKAN 3379410 collectionscanada.gc.ca/ourl/res.php?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&... collectionscanada.gc.ca/ourl/res.php?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&... Location / Lieu : Fullerton, Nunavut, Canada Credit / Mention de source : Geraldine Moodie. Canada. Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Library and…
The Canadian Encyclopedia
The RCMP is Canada’s national police force – providing an array of services from municipal policing, to national security intelligence gathering, to the legendary Musical Ride. Despite a series of scandals in recent decades, the RCMP remains one of Canada's most iconic national institutions.
Officers of the North West Mounted Police, "B" Division / Officiers de l’Escadron « B », Police à cheval du Nord-Ouest
Title / Titre : Officers of the North West Mounted Police, "B" Division / Officiers de l’Escadron « B », Police à cheval du Nord-Ouest Creator(s) / Créateur(s) : Goetzman Date(s) : July 1900 / juillet 1900 Reference No. / Numéro de référence : MIKAN 3195177, 3630241 collectionscanada.gc.ca/ourl/res.php?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&... collectionscanada.gc.ca/ourl/res.php?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&... Location / Lieu : Dawson, Yukon, Canada Credit / Mention de source : Goetzman. Library and Archives Canada…
Detective Badge Royal North-West Mounted Police ca. 1918 The Royal North-West Mounted Police followed the North-West Mounted Police as the title of the force, from 1904 to 1920. At this time the force still had a frontier flavour as the West was still developing. Material related to the Royal North-West Mounted Police is difficult to find, but Glenbow Museum has 100 such objects including handcuffs and eight tunics.
Major General Sir Samuel Benfield Steele, KCMG, CB, MVO (5 January 1848 – 30 January 1919) was a distinguished Canadian soldier and police official. He was an officer of the North-West Mounted Police, most famously as head of the Yukon detachment during the Klondike Gold Rush, and commanding officer of Strathcona's Horse during the Boer War.
Sam Steele met Robert Baden-Powell when both were fighting the Boer War in South Africa. In the aftermath of the war, Baden-Powell was involved in organizing the South African Constabulary (S.A.C.) to help return and retain order to the country, and he asked Sam Steele if he would command the S.A.C. in the northern Transvaal. Steele, after securing a secondment from the North-West Mounted Police, agreed to the assignment and served with S.A.C. for over five years.
Bluenose was one fast ship. Designed by William Roué and built by Smith and Rhuland, Bluenose was launched at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia on March 26, 1921, as a racing ship and fishing vessel. This was in response to the defeat of the Nova Scotian Fishing Schooner Delawana by the Gloucester, Massachusetts fishing schooner Esperanto in 1920. That race was sponsored by the Halifax Herald newspaper. After a season fishing on the Grand Banks, Bluenose defeated Elsie (out of Gloucester), returning…
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Barbie
Watch out, Ken! Barbie will always get her man, now that she's in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.Wait, now, that didn't sound right. Well, she will always bring in wanted men.Almost there: Barbie will always successfully arrest people accused of crimes. The RCMP's official shop sells Barbie dolls wearing the dress uniform of Canada's famed wilderness marshals. The Globe and Mail reports:Bianca McGregor, who heads up marketing for the RCMP Heritage Centre in Regina, told the Leader-Post…