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Canadian police travel to Midlands for major incident training

West Midlands and The Royal Canadian Mounted Police took part in training events Credit: West Midlands Police

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have spent two weeks in the Midlands training for disorder and major incidents.

West Midlands Police said they formed an alliance with the Mounties over a decade ago and share tips and training.

Fourteen officers travelled over three thousand miles to take part in a public order command course at Cosford, spent time with the force’s football unit and took part in an exercise around policing a protest.

The two police forces exchanges policing tips and tactics Credit: West Midlands Police

PC Nathan Harrison, from the West Midlands Region Tactical Training Centre, said:

It was great to be able to welcome officers from Canada and learn about some of the challenges they face compared to ourselves.

We have had a relationship with Canada for a number of years and they are always keen to understand the British model of policing.

They took away some good ideas about how we train our officers which will hopefully benefit them in the future.

– West Midlands Police, PC Nathan Harrison
The alliance was formed over ten years ago Credit: West Midlands Police

It also allowed West Midlands-based officers to learn about policing methods used in other countries and pick up ideas which can help further protect the public in this country.