Protective Policing Operations
The RCMP's National Division Protective Operations provides domestic and international protective services to the Prime Minister, the Governor General and their families. It also provides protective services within the National Capital Region (NCR) to the Ministers of the Crown, Supreme Court Justices, the Diplomatic Community, Internationally Protective Persons (IPPs) and others designated by the Minister of Public Safety as requiring protection.
Additionally, the RCMP's National Division Protective Operations is responsible for the protection of designated federal properties such as the Parliament Hill grounds, Rideau Hall and the Prime Minister's residences, and of running the NCR Command Centre (NCRCC) to safeguard the public's safety during various events.
What areas are Protective Operations responsible for?
NCR Protective Operations includes:
- Governor General Protection Detail (GGPD)
The GGPD is responsible at all times for the personal protection of the Governor General and his family, as well as security measures at Rideau Hall.
- Prime Minister Protection Detail (PMPD)
The PMPD is responsible for ensuring the protection of the Prime Minister in Canada and abroad, and protecting the official residences.
- NCR VIP Protection Detail (VIPPD)
The VIPPD safeguards Canadian and foreign dignitaries and their official residences, as well as visiting International Protected Persons (IPPs).
- NCR General Duty Protection Policing (GDPP)
The GDPP provides safety and security for Canadian officials such as the Prime Minister and the Governor General, as well as international dignitaries and their residences and embassies.
- Emergency Response Team (ERT)
The Emergency Response Team is a tactical team that responds to, and resolves, incidents that are beyond the response capabilities of regular police personnel due to the high risk of violence. They are trained in advanced concepts such as airplane intervention and hostage rescue tactics.
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