2018-19 Departmental Plan

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The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan
Minister of National Defence

© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, represented by the Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada, 2018.

ISSN 2371‑7076

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Chairperson’s Message

I am pleased to present the 2018‑19 Departmental Plan for the Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada (MPCC).

In the coming fiscal year, we will continue to promote the highest standards of conduct of Military Police members in the performance of their policing duties, and to ensure the integrity of Military Police investigations through our monitoring and investigation of complaints. In doing so, we will continue to review our investigation guidelines and processes on a regular basis in order to achieve continued improvement in the timeliness, efficiency and fairness of the complaints process.

The MPCC’s Outreach program is key to building relationships with the Military Police, the community they serve and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) at large. We will further develop the Outreach program by maintaining our increased participation in courses at the Canadian Forces Military Police Academy as well as at CAF bases and refining presentations to be as relevant as possible to our participants.

In line with the government-wide workplace mental health strategy, we will continue to promote a healthy, respectful, and supportive work environment through holding awareness seminars and by providing employees with the tools and resources to help themselves and others. We will continue to focus on the development and implementation of Talent Management within the organization to engage, develop and retain excellent talent. The MPCC is also committed to promoting diversity and inclusion measures into hiring and recruitment strategies and practices.

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Hilary C. McCormack, LL.B.
Fellow Litigation Counsel of America
Chairperson

Plans at a glance

Improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the complaints resolution process: The Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada continues review its investigation guidelines and processes on a regular basis in order to achieve continued improvement in the timeliness of our complaint resolution and to enhance the efficiency and fairness of the complaints process.

Continue to promote mental wellness in the workplace: The Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada continues to promote a respectful workplace and mental wellness in the workplace through positive interactions with staff in meetings and mental health awareness activities. The Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada continues to hold regular sessions to provide staff with tools to promote mental wellness.

Implement an effective talent management strategy plan: The Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada continues to invest in its employees by developing talent management plans for employees who surpass their work objectives for the year.

Refine the MPCC’s Outreach program: The Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada continues to engage with the Canadian Forces Provost Marshal and bases across Canada as well as the Canadian Forces Military Police Academy to refine the Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada Outreach program in order to target specific groups which include providing a more interactive style presentation to senior Military Police members.

These plans support the mandate of promoting the highest standards of conduct of Military Police members in the performance of policing duties, and to ensure the integrity of Military Police investigations.

For more information on the Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada’s plans, priorities and planned results, see the “Planned results” section of this report.

Planned Results: What We Want to Achieve this Year and Beyond

Core Responsibilities

Independent oversight of the Military Police

Promotes and ensures the highest standards of conduct of Military Police in the performance of policing duties and discourages interference in any Military Police investigation through independent and impartial reviews, investigations and hearings which result in sound findings and recommendations in response to complaints about or by Military Police members as well as through Outreach activities.

Planning highlights

During the 2018-19 fiscal year, the Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada will: