International - 2016 success stories
The success stories highlighted in this report are just a few examples of how the RCMP demonstrates its commitment to the Government of Canada's Public Service Renewal initiative. Through innovative initiatives and programs, the RCMP works with its partners, connects with communities and supports its people in order to keep Canadians safe.
Supporting the psychological health of police on mission
The job of police officers in Canada is stressful and risky enough. But when they are deployed overseas for a year to assist with policing development, far from the comforts of home and family, police officers must learn to cope both with different risks to personal health and safety, as well as with elements of hardship associated with working and living conditions. The RCMP manages the deployment of Canadian police to international peace operations missions, which includes members of the force as well as other municipal and provincial police services. The psychologists within the RCMP's International Liaison and Deployment Centre conducted a study to better understand the factors that influence resiliency in mission and the predictors of successful psychological outcomes post-mission. The ultimate goal of this study is to use the findings to improve the effectiveness of the processes in the selection and preparation phase of pre-mission, the quality and type of support offered to police officers and their families during the mission, and the support in the reintegration phase. The results confirmed the importance of comprehensively assessing psychological health as part of the selection process for high-risk duties such as peace operation missions.
Juno Beach Exhibit – a glimpse behind the red serge
Thanks to a partnership between the RCMP and the Juno Beach Centre in France, an engaging overview of the RCMP's history was on display at the Centre. What started as an idea to showcase the RCMP No. 1 Provost Company's role in the liberation of Europe during the Second World War became an outline of the RCMP's history from its origins to modern times. An estimated 150,000 visitors saw the exhibit during its run from April to December 2016.
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