Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

September 05, 2012 11:40 ET

Media Advisory: More than 300 Military Police on Exercise in the Hawkesbury Area

VALCARTIER, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 5, 2012) - Approximately 300 Military Police (MP) officers from 5 Military Police Regiment and 2 Military Police Regiment will be conducting an exercise in Hawkesbury and the surrounding area from September 12 to 16, 2012. The MPs will take part in the exercise, which will include police operations such as roadblocks, VIP escorts, and a simulated helicopter crash. Media are invited to attend the following events:

September 15 - 2:00 p.m - Demonstration of the training. Hôtel Château de l'Aéroport, 12555 Commerce A-4, Mirabel. MPs will be responding to a simulated exercise surrounding a NATO summit event.

September 16 - 10:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. - Open House - Amoco Building, 1423, Cameron Street, Hawkesbury. The Military Police will have a kiosk with vehicles and equipment on display. Local citizens have been invited.

Notes to editor / news director: For more information or to confirm attendance, interested media are requested to contact Captain Melanie Roy, Training Officer, 5 Military Police Regiment at 418-953-0787 or by e-mail at Melanie.Roy2@forces.gc.ca

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