The Parliamentary Protective Service (PPS) is responsible for physical security throughout the Parliamentary Precinct and the grounds of Parliament Hill. PPS was established on June 23, 2015 as a statutory office by Royal Assent of Bill C-59, Economic Action Plan Act, No. 1.
PPS brings together the former Senate and House of Commons Protection Services and the RCMP’s Parliament Hill Security Unit (PHSU) into a unified security service.
PPS is led by a Director and reports trilaterally to the Senate, House of Commons and the RCMP. For policy and administrative issues related to security services within the Parliamentary Precinct, PPS reports to the Speakers of the Senate and House of Commons. For all operational issues, the Director reports to the Commissioner of the RCMP through the Commanding Officer of National Division.
Though it is a new Parliamentary office, PPS is made up of a wealth of experience from the former Senate and House of Commons Protection Services and RCMP’s PHSU.