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Current Operations

Mission duration: Most deployments are 12 months in duration.

  1. Haiti: MINUSTAH
  2. West Bank: EUPOL COPPS
  3. United States: Canada's Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York
  4. Italy: United Nations Standing Police Capacity, Brindisi

1. Haiti: MINUSTAH

Police officers with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) are responsible for implementing the UN mandate. They monitor, advise and train the Haitian National Police (HNP), assessing and identifying current training standards and needs.

Police are also assigned to work directly for the mission in administrative policing positions, such as staffing, public affairs, intelligence, etc.

Since the earthquake, Canadian police have demonstrated leadership in working under very challenging conditions, such as those in the internally displaced persons (IDP) camps.

Canadian police have consistently held key leadership roles within UN missions in Haiti, including Canadian police commissioner, deputy commissioner, regional commanders, etc.

  • Canadian police participation: since 2004
  • Main language of operation: French
  • Armed/unarmed: Armed
  • Authorized deployments: 85

2. West Bank

a) EUPOL COPPS

Established in April 2005, the European Union Police Co-ordinating Office for Palestinian Police Support (EUPOL COPPS) assists the Palestinian Authority in building the institutions of the future State of Palestine in the areas of policing and criminal justice.

The objective is to build the capacity of the Palestinian Civil Police (PCP) as a security force, based on the principles of democratic policing, neutrality and community service.

Deployed police officers assist the PCP by advising and closely mentoring its members, specifically senior officials at district, headquarters and ministerial level. In their advisory role, Canadian police assess the training needs of the PCP and assist with mentoring, training, equipping and professionalizing its members.

  • Participation: since August 2008
  • Main language of operation: English
  • Armed/unarmed: Unarmed
  • Authorized deployments: 2

b) Operation Proteus/USSC

Operation PROTEUS is a Canadian Armed Forces deployment to Jerusalem to support the work of the Office of the United States Security Coordinator (USSC) for Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Under the auspices of Operation Proteus, a senior RCMP member works as a police advisor to the USSC team.

The USSC has a mandate to encourage co-ordination on security matters between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, and the efforts of the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank to build security capacity.

Designed to support Palestinian security sector reform as called for in the Roadmap for Peace in the Middle East Peace Process, the USSC's mission was established in 2005. It comprises British, Canadian, Turkish and US military and civilian personnel.

  • Participation since July 2013
  • Main language of operation: English
  • Armed/unarmed: Unarmed
  • Authorized deployments: 1

Specialized Postings

3. United States: Canada's Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York

The senior police advisor in New York represents the Canadian police community, acting as liaison and advisor on all matters related to Canada's police participation in UN peace operations.

Deployed through the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the senior police advisor joins a small but growing team of police advisors from around the world.

  • Participation since September 2008
  • Main language of operation: English
  • Armed/unarmed: Unarmed
  • Length of deployment: 3 years
  • Authorized deployments: 1

4. Italy: United Nations Standing Police Capacity, Brindisi

The Transnational Crime Adviser provides advisory support and assistance in the field of combating transnational crime, organized crime, and other emerging crime issues, especially in post-conflict environments.

The incumbent works closely with various international and national actors at HQ and in the field to develop and implement projects and programs, and represents the UN Police in expert forums.

The Standing Police Capacity (SPC) is the rapidly deployable arm of the Police Division. It assists in the fulfillment of the UN Police's strategic mission, which is to build institutional police capacity in post-conflict environments.

  • Participation since April 2014
  • Main language of operation: English
  • Armed/unarmed: Unarmed
  • Authorized deployments: 1