Military Police Complaints Commission
The Military Police Complaints Commission (MPCC) is a federal independent body, established by Parliament. The MPCC was created to render the handling of complaints concerning the Military Police more transparent and accessible, and to ensure that both complainants and members of the Military Police are dealt with fairly and impartially. The MPCC reviews and investigates complaints concerning military police conduct and investigates allegations of interference in military police investigations. It reports its findings and makes recommendations directly to the military police and national defence leadership.
The MPCC’s mandate is to contribute to maintaining high standards with respect to the conduct of Military Police members in the performance of their policing duties and functions, and to ensure the integrity of Military Police investigations. The MPCC believes in impartiality, integrity, objectivity, and respect for rights of individuals. The MPCC fulfills its mandate and mission by exercising the following responsibilities:
- Monitoring investigations by the Canadian Forces Provost Marshal (Chief of Police) of Military Police conduct complaints
- Reviewing the disposition of those complaints at the request of the complainant
- Investigating complaints of interference
- Conducting public interest investigations and hearings