LOWER SACKVILLE, Nova Scotia — On April 14, the Army Reserve, Land Force Atlantic Area, opened its first Military Police headquarters in this small bedroom community near Halifax.
After the blessing of the building by Chaplain Captain Stephen Ashton, members of 301 Platoon (Lower Sackville) and 303 Platoon (Moncton) formed a composite platoon and marched on parade, signalling the beginning of the official opening.
"Having the company embedded within the community allows the public to see the military for themselves and interact with us on an ongoing basis," said Brigadier-General Raymond Romses, commander of Land Force Atlantic Area.
Land Force Reserve Restructuration has driven recent changes. Re-rolling the Military Police from a brigade to area asset means the unit will grow in personnel and equipment.
PIC2RThe Reserve Military Police's primary role is to assist with general mobilization in domestic or international operations and for security and detention tasks. Other duties performed while deployed on international missions include policing and force protection.
"Army Transformation will direct how a unit and its members may be employed. This is still ongoing," said Major Tim Moser, commanding officer of 30 MP Coy.
Article and photos by Sergeant Todd Berry