The 150th anniversary of the RCMP

In 2023, the RCMP will mark 150 years of service to the public and security of our country

The RCMP is recognized around the world for both policing excellence and the iconic image of the "Mountie" in their Red Serge uniform.

From our initial roots in the North-West Mounted Police in 1873, to our present-day police service, we have grown and evolved over the last 150 years and continues on our path to becoming a more modern, diverse and inclusive organization. We serve with honour and pride to keep Canada and Canadians safe from coast-to-coast-to-coast.

Pride in our employees

The 150th is a perfect time to show how proud we are of everything we do. Here are a few articles that highlight the great work of RCMP employees:

Did you know

On May 23, 1873, the Parliament of Canada passed an act to create the North-West Mounted Police (NWMP). We consider May 23, 1873, as our official birth date.

But it wasn't until 1920 that we became known as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The renaming of the organization was one of several key evolution points in our story.

Visit History of the RCMP to take a deeper dive into our origins.

Stay Tuned!

We have created this page to keep you updated on our 150th anniversary. Over the coming months, we will share updates with you on news, events, activities and contests. Make sure to bookmark this page and check back for more information as we get closer to 2023!

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