Department of National Defence



Department of National Defence

February 07, 2014 12:21 ET

Charges Laid in Incident at 3rd Canadian Division Support Detachment Wainwright

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 7, 2014) - The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) charged a former member of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) with five weapon-related and other offences on February 6, 2014, in relation to an incident that occurred at 3rd Canadian Division Support Detachment Wainwright on February 5, 2014.

Mr. Dennis Charlong, a former Canadian Armed Forces member, who had served at 3rd Canadian Division Support Detachment Wainwright, was charged with:

  • One count of possession of weapon for dangerous purpose contrary to section 88 of the Criminal Code of Canada (CCC);
  • One count of carrying concealed weapon contrary to section 90 of the CCC;
  • One count of possession of prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition contrary to section 95 of the CCC;
  • One count of uttering threats contrary to section 264 of the CCC; and
  • One count of possession of property obtained by crime contrary to section 354 of the CCC.

"Through strong criminal intelligence and decisive action by members of the Military Police, along with support from CAF personnel, a potentially devastating situation in Wainwright this week was averted," said Colonel Robert Delaney, Canadian Forces Provost Marshal. "I commend the professionalism and diligence of the Military Police personnel involved in this incident ranging from off-duty personnel in Kingston to the Military Police members in Wainwright and the CFNIS Western Region investigation team. Their dedication to service and prompt response to this threat were instrumental in ensuring public safety and containing a dangerous situation."

The CFNIS is an independent Military Police unit with a mandate to investigate serious and sensitive matters in relation to National Defence property, DND employees and CF personnel serving in Canada and abroad.

Contact Information

  • Media contact:
    Major Yves Desbiens
    Senior Public Affairs Officer
    Canadian Forces Provost Marshal
    and Canadian Forces Military Police Group
    613-949-1098 / yves.desbiens2@forces.gc.ca