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Dominion Police : Letterbooks
Police du Canada : Registres de copies lettres
Letterbooks of A.P. Sherwood, Chief Commissioner of the Dominion Police
Registres de copies lettres de A. P. Sherwood
RG 18 E
Law and justice
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The Dominion Police was created in May 1868, as a result of the amalgamation of the Western Frontier Constabulary and the Montreal Water Police. It began as a police force protecting the Parliament Buildings on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and, by 1911 it served as Canada's eastern police force for provinces east of Manitoba, excluding Newfoundland which did not join Canada until 1949. In 1920, the civilian members of the force merged with the Royal Northwest Mounted Police (which covered western Canada). The Dominion Police force this ceased to exist that year, as this created the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
This collection consists of records created and maintained by the Dominion Police and its predecessors.