By Gerald Leahy
The Mounties is an interesting account of the experiences of the many hundreds of police officers who have been fortunate enough to serve in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Newcomers who formed the vanguard in April 1949 set the stage for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to assume policing duties throughout the Island of Newfoundland and Labrador on August 1, 1950. The force was fortunate to absorb within its ranks members of the Newfoundland Ranger Force and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary. The book provides an account of the impressions still recalled by some of the original members. It also traces the growth and significant changes that have affected policing in the Province. A Reader of The Mounties will enjoy the humorous anecdotal stories included. An account of interesting cases is included where there are factors unique to Canada’s Newest Province.