Royal Canadian Mounted Police Regulations, 1988 (SOR/88-361)

Regulations are current to 2014-04-02

Honorary Chaplains

  •  (1) The Minister may appoint honorary chaplains to the Force at such places and for such periods as the Minister considers appropriate.

  • (2) An honorary chaplain may, with the approval of the Commissioner, be paid such amounts as the Treasury Board may establish.

Precedence

  •  (1) Unless the Commissioner directs otherwise, precedence for regular members, other than special constables, is to be taken in the following order, namely,

    • (a) Commissioner;

    • (b) Deputy Commissioner;

    • (c) Assistant Commissioner;

    • (d) Chief Superintendent;

    • (e) Superintendent;

    • (f) Inspector;

    • (g) Corps Sergeant-Major;

    • (h) Sergeant-Major;

    • (i) Staff Sergeant-Major;

    • (j) Staff Sergeant;

    • (k) Sergeant;

    • (l) Corporal; and

    • (m) Constable.

  • (2) Precedence for special constables, and within the rank of special constable member or the levels of civilian members, shall be taken in the order prescribed, by rule, by the Commissioner.

  • SOR/94-219, s. 3.

Change of Status

 Where a member, other than an officer, requests a change of status by reversion in rank or status from the member’s present category to the category of regular member, special constable member or civilian member, the Commissioner may approve such a change of status where there is an appropriate vacancy in the establishment of the Force.

  • SOR/94-219, s. 4(E).

Duties

  •  (1) In addition to the duties prescribed by the Act, it is the duty of members who are peace officers to

    • (a) enforce all Acts of Parliament and regulations made thereunder, and render such assistance to departments of the Government of Canada as the Minister may direct;

    • (b) maintain law and order in the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and national parks and such other areas as the Minister may designate;

    • (c) maintain law and order in those provinces and municipalities with which the Minister has entered into an arrangement under section 20 of the Act and carry out such other duties as may be specified in those arrangements;

    • (d) guard and protect such buildings, installations, dock yards and other property of Her Majesty in right of Canada as the Minister may designate.

    • (e) protect, within or outside Canada, whether or not there is an imminent threat to their security,

      • (i) the Governor General,

      • (ii) the Prime Minister of Canada,

      • (iii) judges of the Supreme Court of Canada,

      • (iv) ministers of the Crown in right of Canada, and

      • (v) any other person who may be designated by the Minister for the period designated by the Minister, those designations to be based on an actual or apprehended threat to the security of the person;

    • (f) protect, within Canada, whether or not there is an imminent threat to their security,

      • (i) any person who qualifies under the definition “internationally protected person” in section 2 of the Criminal Code, and

      • (ii) any other person who may be designated by the Minister for the period designated by the Minister, those designations to be based on an actual or apprehended threat to the security of the person; and

    • (g) ensure, in accordance with any memorandum of understanding between the Commissioner and the Clerk of the Privy Council, the security for the proper functioning of

      • (i) any meeting of the first ministers of the provinces and the Prime Minister of Canada that is convened by the Prime Minister of Canada, or

      • (ii) any meeting of Cabinet that is not held on Parliament Hill.

  • (2) The duties described in paragraphs (1)(e) and (f) shall be carried out in accordance with the Force’s assessment of the threat to the security of the person.

  • SOR/94-219, s. 5;
  • SOR/2004-192, s. 1.