International – success stories

Through innovative initiatives and programs, the RCMP works with its partners, connects with communities and supports its people in order to keep Canadians safe.

RCMP liaison officers are Canada's international connection

Forty RCMP members work overseas to help with major Canadian investigations and provide support to foreign agencies. Find out more about the 16 countries S/Sgt. Marie-Josee Homsy is responsible for and how she deals with the twists and challenges. (February 2020)

Following bags of cash

RCMP uses new approach to catch money launderers

Read more about how the RCMP found new ways to investigate dirty money and brought down a major money-laundering network with ties to Columbia. (July 2019)

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. (October 2015)

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