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NCJ Number: 157650 Find in a Library
Title: RCMP Role in Search and Rescue
Journal: Gazette  Volume:57  Issue:9  Dated:(September 1995)  Pages:16-19
Author(s): R Dew; M Wiseman
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 4
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English; French
Country: Canada
Annotation: The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is committed to the principles of community policing, and search and rescue (SAR) is an example of a high level of partnership between the police and the community.
Abstract: In enhancing the effectiveness of its national SAR program, the RCMP has examined and, in some cases, completely overhauled RCMP responsibilities, service levels, standards, training, and resource allocation. The national SAR program emphasizes response, interdepartmental cooperation, prevention, and volunteers. Each province or territory served by the RCMP has a SAR coordinator. Minimum training requirements for search commanders include a basic SAR course and a management SAR course. Various types of RCMP equipment are used in SAR operations, including water transport and patrol vessels, fixed wing aircraft, and helicopters. The RCMP has undertaken a number of safety and prevention initiatives and has encouraged the use of properly trained civilian volunteers in SAR operations. Through improved response, prevention, and interprovincial initiatives, the RCMP hopes that many search emergencies can be avoided and that many lives will be saved. 3 photographs
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Canada; Community policing; Crime Scene Investigation; Criminal investigation; Emergency rescues; Police community relations; Police department volunteers; Police emergency procedures; Police equipment; Police policies and procedures; Rescue services; Royal Canadian Mounted Police; Suspect identification; Victim identification; World criminology
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