Dominion Police

Western Frontier Constabulary
The Dominion Police Force was the federal police force of Canada between 1868 and 1920, and was one of the predecessors of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.wikipedia
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Its primary purpose was as the police force for protecting buildings of the Federal Government of Canada, including the Parliament Buildings on Parliament Hill, the naval yards at Halifax and Esquimalt, providing bodyguards for government leaders, carrying out secret service work arising from the activities of the Fenian raids, and enforcing certain federal laws such as those relating to counterfeiting and human trafficking.
A national police service, the Dominion Police, was founded in 1868.

North-West Mounted Police

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On 1 February 1920, the Dominion Police was merged with the North-West Mounted Police to form the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as the new federal police force of Canada.
In the aftermath of the violence of the Winnipeg General Strike, the government decided to amalgamate the force with the Dominion Police, to form the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1920.

Percy Sherwood (police officer)

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Colonel Sir Arthur Percy Sherwood, (March 18, 1854 – October 15, 1940) was the Commissioner of Police of the Dominion Police in Canada.

Gilbert McMicken

In 1869, he was named commissioner for the Dominion Police, later merged into the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Law enforcement agency

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The Dominion Police Force was the federal police force of Canada between 1868 and 1920, and was one of the predecessors of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Canada

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The Dominion Police Force was the federal police force of Canada between 1868 and 1920, and was one of the predecessors of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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The Dominion Police Force was the federal police force of Canada between 1868 and 1920, and was one of the predecessors of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Canadian Confederation

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It was the first federal police force in Canada, formed the year following the Canadian Confederation to enforce federal laws and perform policing duties for the Federal Government of Canada. McGee was killed by elements of the Fenian Brotherhood, a powerful Irish nationalist organization based in the United States, in the new federal capital of Canada less than a year after the country was formed by the Confederation.

Government of Canada

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Its primary purpose was as the police force for protecting buildings of the Federal Government of Canada, including the Parliament Buildings on Parliament Hill, the naval yards at Halifax and Esquimalt, providing bodyguards for government leaders, carrying out secret service work arising from the activities of the Fenian raids, and enforcing certain federal laws such as those relating to counterfeiting and human trafficking. It was the first federal police force in Canada, formed the year following the Canadian Confederation to enforce federal laws and perform policing duties for the Federal Government of Canada.

Thomas D'Arcy McGee

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The Dominion Police Force was created on May 22, 1868, in response to the assassination of Thomas D'Arcy McGee, a prominent Irish-Canadian politician and MP for Montreal West, in Ottawa on 7 April.

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The Dominion Police Force was created on May 22, 1868, in response to the assassination of Thomas D'Arcy McGee, a prominent Irish-Canadian politician and MP for Montreal West, in Ottawa on 7 April.

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The Dominion Police Force was created on May 22, 1868, in response to the assassination of Thomas D'Arcy McGee, a prominent Irish-Canadian politician and MP for Montreal West, in Ottawa on 7 April.

Montreal West (electoral district)

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The Dominion Police Force was created on May 22, 1868, in response to the assassination of Thomas D'Arcy McGee, a prominent Irish-Canadian politician and MP for Montreal West, in Ottawa on 7 April.

Ottawa

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The Dominion Police Force was created on May 22, 1868, in response to the assassination of Thomas D'Arcy McGee, a prominent Irish-Canadian politician and MP for Montreal West, in Ottawa on 7 April.

Fenian Brotherhood

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McGee was killed by elements of the Fenian Brotherhood, a powerful Irish nationalist organization based in the United States, in the new federal capital of Canada less than a year after the country was formed by the Confederation.

Irish nationalism

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McGee was killed by elements of the Fenian Brotherhood, a powerful Irish nationalist organization based in the United States, in the new federal capital of Canada less than a year after the country was formed by the Confederation.

United States

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McGee was killed by elements of the Fenian Brotherhood, a powerful Irish nationalist organization based in the United States, in the new federal capital of Canada less than a year after the country was formed by the Confederation.

Fenian raids

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The Canadian authorities were worried about the power of the Fenian Brotherhood, which had already launched three major raids into Canada in 1866 before McGee's death, and that existing law enforcement agencies were not capable of protecting state security.

Law enforcement

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The Canadian authorities were worried about the power of the Fenian Brotherhood, which had already launched three major raids into Canada in 1866 before McGee's death, and that existing law enforcement agencies were not capable of protecting state security.

National security

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The Canadian authorities were worried about the power of the Fenian Brotherhood, which had already launched three major raids into Canada in 1866 before McGee's death, and that existing law enforcement agencies were not capable of protecting state security.

Jurisdiction

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The Dominion Police was formed as the first federal police force with jurisdiction over the entirety of Canada, built from the Western Frontier Constabulary which had been in existence since 1864.

Parliament Hill

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Its primary purpose was as the police force for protecting buildings of the Federal Government of Canada, including the Parliament Buildings on Parliament Hill, the naval yards at Halifax and Esquimalt, providing bodyguards for government leaders, carrying out secret service work arising from the activities of the Fenian raids, and enforcing certain federal laws such as those relating to counterfeiting and human trafficking.

Royal Naval Dockyard, Halifax

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Its primary purpose was as the police force for protecting buildings of the Federal Government of Canada, including the Parliament Buildings on Parliament Hill, the naval yards at Halifax and Esquimalt, providing bodyguards for government leaders, carrying out secret service work arising from the activities of the Fenian raids, and enforcing certain federal laws such as those relating to counterfeiting and human trafficking.

Esquimalt Royal Navy Dockyard

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Its primary purpose was as the police force for protecting buildings of the Federal Government of Canada, including the Parliament Buildings on Parliament Hill, the naval yards at Halifax and Esquimalt, providing bodyguards for government leaders, carrying out secret service work arising from the activities of the Fenian raids, and enforcing certain federal laws such as those relating to counterfeiting and human trafficking.

Secret service

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Its primary purpose was as the police force for protecting buildings of the Federal Government of Canada, including the Parliament Buildings on Parliament Hill, the naval yards at Halifax and Esquimalt, providing bodyguards for government leaders, carrying out secret service work arising from the activities of the Fenian raids, and enforcing certain federal laws such as those relating to counterfeiting and human trafficking.