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Royal Canadian Mounted Police






RCMP 150

On May 23, 2023, our proud Canadian institution will mark its 150th anniversary of service to the public and security of our country.

This major historical milestone is a chance to reflect on our storied past and show pride in our RCMP family. It also allows us to consider how we continue on the path to a more modern, inclusive and trusted RCMP.

We serve with honour to keep Canada and Canadians safe from coast-to-coast-to-coast. It's the amazing people, our employees and the communities we serve that keep us filled with pride and purpose.

Join us throughout 2023 as we mark this milestone anniversary across the country.

Follow us on social media to join the conversation, using #RCMP150.

The RCMP has over
detachments across Canada.

The RCMP has over:

  • 12,300 vehicles (approximately)
    • 11,900 light duty
    • 55 armoured assets
    • 400 special purpose vehicles
  • 34 aircraft
    • 9 rotary
    • 25 fixed wing
  • 332 marine assets
    • 3 patrol vessels
    • 329 inland water transport


We've been an iconic Canadian institution since 1873. We're recognized around the world for our policing excellence and the iconic image of the "Mountie" in red serge.

From 300 members in 1873 to over 30,000 police officers and employees now, we have grown and evolved with and for Canadians.

Today, our mandate spans from coast-to-coast-to-coast, serving at the community, provincial, territorial and federal levels. We work to prevent crime, enforce the law, investigate offences and more.

Read more about RCMP history.

Mountie Shop

RCMP150 merchandise is now available online. The RCMP150 merchandise includes embroidered caps, monochrome crest t-shirts, crewnecks, and hoodies in a variety of different colours and sizes.

All proceeds support the RCMP Foundation in which we give back to Canadian communities through charitable campaigns and community initiatives.

Musical Ride

With RCMP150 on the horizon, the Musical Ride is taking its world-famous show across the country.

Don't miss this summer spectacle starring the RCMP Musical Ride. A troop of police officers and their horses delight audiences with a truly spectacular showcase of equestrian skill through formations and cavalry drills set to upbeat music.

Connecting with the communities we serve is the why behind the Musical Ride. The Musical Ride supports front-line police operations by building positive relationships, supporting recruiting efforts and promoting the RCMP in communities in Canada and around the world.

If you're looking for a truly Canadian experience, come see the iconic Musical Ride – it will fill you with pride.

Find out where the Musical Ride will be touring for RCMP150.

RCMP recruitment

There is no other police force in Canada that provides the level of service and variety offered by the RCMP. With over 150 specializations a career with the RCMP is full of opportunity for continued learning and growth.

If you want to make a difference in your community and your country, explore what we have to offer.

We are now offering careers in the following fields:

Modernization in the RCMP

In 2018, the RCMP launched "Vision 150 and Beyond," a modernization plan to build a healthier, more modern, trusted and inclusive RCMP.

Vision 150 will allow the 150th anniversary of the RCMP to be a turning point in our organization. It is a way that we can acknowledge our journey from past to present and our contribution to the story of Canada. It will also provide us with the opportunity to demonstrate our commitment and show pride as RCMP employees. Finally, the 150th anniversary will give us the chance to walk with humility and reconciliation by showing tangible action items taken to learn from our experiences. With this, we can walk the path to becoming a more modern, diverse, inclusive and trusted organization.

Learn more about Vision 150 and the RCMP's strategic plan.

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