Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. R-10)

Act current to 2014-12-08 and last amended on 2014-11-28. Previous Versions

 [Repealed, R.S., 1985, c. 8 (2nd Supp.), s. 9]

 [Repealed, R.S., 1985, c. 8 (2nd Supp.), s. 10]

Duties

Marginal note:Duties

 It is the duty of members who are peace officers, subject to the orders of the Commissioner,

  • (a) to perform all duties that are assigned to peace officers in relation to the preservation of the peace, the prevention of crime and of offences against the laws of Canada and the laws in force in any province in which they may be employed, and the apprehension of criminals and offenders and others who may be lawfully taken into custody;

  • (b) to execute all warrants, and perform all duties and services in relation thereto, that may, under this Act or the laws of Canada or the laws in force in any province, be lawfully executed and performed by peace officers;

  • (c) to perform all duties that may be lawfully performed by peace officers in relation to the escort and conveyance of convicts and other persons in custody to or from any courts, places of punishment or confinement, asylums or other places; and

  • (d) to perform such other duties and functions as are prescribed by the Governor in Council or the Commissioner.

  • R.S., c. R-9, s. 18.

 [Repealed, R.S., 1985, c. 8 (2nd Supp.), s. 11]

Marginal note:Arrangements with provinces
  •  (1) The Minister may, with the approval of the Governor in Council, enter into an arrangement with the government of any province for the use or employment of the Force, or any portion thereof, in aiding the administration of justice in the province and in carrying into effect the laws in force therein.

  • Marginal note:Arrangements with municipalities

    (2) The Minister may, with the approval of the Governor in Council and the lieutenant governor in council of any province, enter into an arrangement with any municipality in the province for the use or employment of the Force, or any portion thereof, in aiding the administration of justice in the municipality and in carrying into effect the laws in force therein.

  • Marginal note:Payment for services

    (3) The Minister may, with the approval of the Treasury Board, in any arrangement made under subsection (1) or (2), agree on and determine the amount of money to be paid by the province or municipality for the services of the Force.

  • Marginal note:Taking over other police forces

    (4) There may be included in any arrangement made under subsection (1) or (2) provision for the taking over by the Force of officers and other members of any provincial or municipal police force.

  • Marginal note:Report to Parliament

    (5) The Minister shall cause to be laid before Parliament a copy of every arrangement made under subsection (1) or (2) within fifteen days after it is made or, if Parliament is not then sitting, on any of the first fifteen days next thereafter that either House of Parliament is sitting.

  • R.S., c. R-9, s. 20.