Canadian police travel to Midlands for major incident training

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:

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.