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October 04, 2011 08:00 ET

Canadian Forces Provost Marshal Appointed Chairman of NATO Military Police Chiefs' Committee

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 4, 2011) - The Canadian Forces Provost Marshal (CFPM), Colonel Tim Grubb assumed the post of Chairman of the NATO Nations Military Police (MP) Chiefs' Committee at a brief ceremony last week in Prague, Czech Republic. The ceremony concluded the committee's annual meeting.

"This appointment speaks to the integral part Canada plays in the international military policing community and the high regard with which NATO holds our soldiers, sailors and airmen and women,." said the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence. "Canadian Forces Military Police have distinguished themselves both at home in domestic operations and across the globe in deployed operations – especially in Afghanistan. They have a great deal to contribute to this international forum."

Colonel Grubb has been the CFPM since 2009 and during his tenure has overseen significant transformation in the Canadian Forces Military Police organization. On April 1, 2011, the CFPM assumed command and control of all Military Police personnel performing policing duties thus further cementing their investigative independence within the larger military justice system.

"This has been a defining year for the Canadian Forces Military Police and I am honoured to have been selected by my peers as chairman" said Colonel Grubb. "I am committed to working with our NATO and Partnership for Peace (PfP) allies to further explore best practices of both the policing and operational roles played by Military Police in NATO."

The NATO Military Police Chiefs' Committee is an advisory body comprised of Military Police Chiefs from NATO and PfP nations and specific Provost Marshals from within the NATO organization. This committee discusses issues of common interest, advises on the NATO Military Police Course at the NATO School, and provides direction to the NATO Military Panel on matters of doctrine. The chairman is selected by peer committee members and serves a two-year term.

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