There will be a career presentation at The Cold Lake RCMP Detachment this week. On Thursday evening, the Cold Lake Detachment will be hosting a seminar on the 150 different careers available with the RCMP.
Constable David Hart with the Cold Lake detachment explains the presentation, “it’s an opportunity to sit around and discuss what policing is all about.” Constable Hart says the presentation includes a video that helps to better display what policing is all about, “some people walk away (from the presentation) really excited, while others realize, hey, this is not for me.”
Constable Hart says the presentation is part of a national initiative to recruit more officers, “we have recruitment officers all over Canada, I am one of them.” So although The Cold Lake Detachment does not have a shortage of officers this is a great way to show what the careers are all about and spark interest from all over the nation.
Some general requirements for becoming an officer, which will be discussed in length at the presentation, include, being a Canadian citizen; 19 years or older (may begin the application process at 18); of good character; proficient in English or French; and possess a high school diploma or equivalent. You must also be willing to relocate anywhere in Canada, have a valid Driver’s Licence, meet medical/psychological/vision standards and be physically fit.
Constable Hart says in his case the process to enter the RCMP took eight months, but for some it can be a longer process and up to five years. Constable Hart notes that pre-registration is required due to limited space, and if the presentation fills up and there is more information another session will be added.
To register you may call the Cold Lake Detachment at 780-594-3302 or visit www.rcmpcareers.ca