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