The Canadian Air Carrier Protective Program is a highly specialized, covert, tactical and intelligence gathering unit. Since its inception in 2001, the CACPP has evolved into a leader in the international aviation and national security community. Its operations are both National and International in scope and are seamless in their delivery. This Program though invisible to the everyday traveler, is firmly embedded in Canada’s aviation security system and remains the last line of defense.
"RCMP air marshals — known as Aircraft Protective Officers or, internationally, as In-Flight Security Officers (IFSOs) — started blending in with passengers on all Canadian flights to Washington, D.C., in 2002. They are now tasked to other routes as well." - Gazette Magazine, Marc-André Gauthier
The CACPP remains dynamic in a constantly changing environment of countering the threat global terror posses and is moving ahead to build upon its successes and evolve its structure and alignment to ensure we remain at the leading edge of this critical national security piece in the protection of Canadians at home and abroad.