TORONTO, March 16, 2016 /CNW/ - Our Marine Security Enforcement Team, Shiprider, Recruiting and the Canadian Coast Guard will be at the Toronto Sportsmen's Show. Join us March 16-20, 2016 between 10:00AM-8:00PM at the International Centre located at 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga.
Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Canadian Coast Guard will be in attendance representing the Marine Security Enforcement Team and Canada-US Shiprider Programs. Stop by our booth to learn more about Canada's multi-agency approach to maritime security.
Members from our Recruiting Unit will also be on hand to answer your questions about joining the RCMP.
The Marine Security Enforcement Team (MSET) program is a joint Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)-Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) project that was established in 2005 to enhance marine security in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway (GL-SLS) area. The program combines the law enforcement powers of the RCMP with CCG vessels and expertise in order to provide an armed, on-water law enforcement capacity in one of Canada's busiest marine regions.
There are currently four dedicated MSET units operating in the GL-SLS area, each consisting of RCMP officers working in uniform aboard patrol vessels that are operated and maintained by CCG personnel. The role of these units is to patrol the GL-SLS area, provide on-water law enforcement, and be able to deliver a fast, armed response to potential threats.
The Canada-U.S. Shiprider, officially known as Integrated Cross-border Maritime Law Enforcement Operations (ICMLEO), represents a truly cooperative approach to combating cross border crime on Canada and U.S. shared waterways.
Canada-U.S. Shiprider involves vessels jointly crewed by specially trained and designated Canadian and U.S. law enforcement officers who are authorized to enforce the law on both sides of the international boundary line. Working together, armed Canadian and U.S. law enforcement officers are able to transit back and forth across the border to help secure it from threats to national security, as well as prevent cross-border smuggling and trafficking.
The success of these two programs demonstrates the success of Canada's multi-agency approach to maritime security, where the unique expertise of each marine security partner can be brought together to achieve a more secure marine environment.
See you at the Sportsmen's show!
SOURCE Royal Canadian Mounted Police