Complaints About the Conduct of Members of the Military Police Regulations

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1. In these Regulations, “Act” means the National Defence Act.

Policing Duties And Functions

2. (1) For the purpose of subsection 250.18(1) of the Act, any of the following, if performed by a member of the military police, are policing duties or functions:

  1. the conduct of an investigation;
  2. the rendering of assistance to the public;
  3. the execution of a warrant or another judicial process;
  4. the handling of evidence;
  5. the laying of a charge;
  6. attendance at a judicial proceeding;
  7. the enforcement of laws;
  8. responding to a complaint; and
  9. the arrest or custody of a person.

(2) For greater certainty, a duty or function performed by a member of the military police that relates to administration, training, or military operations that result from established military custom or practice, is not a policing duty or function.

When No Informal Resolution

3. Subsection 250.27(1) of the Act does not apply to a conduct complaint of any of the following types:

  1. excessive use of force;
  2. corruption;
  3. the commission of a service or civil offence;
  4. policies of the Canadian Forces Military Police;
  5. the arrest of a person;
  6. perjury;
  7. abuse of authority; or
  8. conduct that results in injury.

Coming into Force

4. These Regulations came into force on December 1, 1999.

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