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A Canadian Icon: The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Celebrate 125 Years in Regina

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is Canada’s national police force, and it’s one of the most respected and well-known law-enforcement agencies in the world. The RCMP’s “Depot” Division located in Regina is considered the “Cradle of the Force,” because all RCMP members receive their training here, and 2010 marks the 125th anniversary of the RCMP’s historic academy.

The stunning RCMP Heritage Centre, located adjacent to the academy, chronicles the story of the Force from the lawless days of the old west, to the challenges of policing in the north, and modern forensic technology. Opened in 2007, the Centre is a stunning glass and stone facility designed by world-renowned architect Arthur Erickson. State-of-the-art technology and multimedia rich galleries educate visitors about the vital role the RCMP has played in shaping Canada’s past and present.