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New mission: Congo

The RCMP’s International Peace Operations Branch is adding another country to its list of missions, with the deployment of five police officers to the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (known by its French acronym, MONUSCO) in mid-December.

Among the contingent members is Supt. Mike Aubry, who will assume the position of second in command of police operations (Deputy Commissioner, Operations) for MONUSCO, actually the UN’s largest mission with 1,200 police officers from 23 countries.

Members will deploy for one year and will be unarmed while in mission. The language of the mission is primarily French.

United Nations Police (UNPOL) in the mission work to build the capacity of the Congolese National Police (CNP) in a myriad of areas through monitoring, mentoring and training. They also assist with CNP reform and restructuring, recruiting, selection and training, improving the CNP’s operational capacity, advising on border security, elections, gender issues and coordinating international aid for the CNP.

Today, close to 200 Canadian police officers serve on 13 missions in 9 countries. Visit our website for more information on the program.