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Military Police Security Service
Approval of a Badge
November 15, 2011
Vol. VI, p. 81
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Azure on lines of latitude and longitude the figure of a Haida watchman Or embellished Sable and Gules, all within an annulus Sable inscribed MILITARY POLICE SECURITY SERVICE • SERVICE DE SÉCURITÉ DE LA POLICE MILITAIRE in letters Or;
SECURITAS PER VIGILANTIAM;
The globe represents the mandate of the unit to protect Canadian diplomatic missions abroad. In Haida totem poles, the watchman figure is often seated at the top to protect the adjacent long house. Thus, the watchman figure represents the important security work that the service performs.
This Latin motto means "Security through vigilance".
Canada Gazette Information
The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 24, 2012, in Volume 146, page 749 of the Canada Gazette.
The recipient's emblems were originally recorded in the name of Military Security Guard Unit in the Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges of Canada, Volume III, page 383, 1 April 1997.