atm-logoWhat did U.S. lawmen think of the North West Mounted Police?

John Red
Beaumont, Alberta, Canada

That relationship is pretty hard to get a handle on. Undoubtedly, a professional respect existed between lawmen on both sides of the border. Canadians and Americans have a long tradition of working together to enforce the laws of both nations along the 5,525 miles of border.

A little history: The Royal North West Mounted Police was founded in 1873 and the Dominion Police in 1868. The two law organizations merged in 1920, forming the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.


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