U.S. and Canadian Law Enforcement Jointly Patrol Our Waterways

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U.S. and Canadian Law Enforcement Jointly Patrol Our Waterways

Shiprider, officially the Integrated Cross-Border Maritime Law Enforcement Operations (ICMLEO), allows the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to jointly conduct cross-border surveillance and law enforcement. This joint U.S.-Canadian maritime security program closes loopholes that criminals once exploited in shared U.S.-Canada waterways.

Launched in 2005 with a pilot program in the Detroit-Windsor area and a second in support of security efforts at the Detroit Super Bowl XL in 2006, Shiprider provides training for both USCG and RCMP and authorizes members of one police force to ride in the vessel of another.

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