CAREERS WITH THE RCMP
What is the RCMP and how is it different from other police officers?
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are a team of 18,000 police officers and police specialists. The RCMP is different than working for the regular police (such as Winnipeg Police Service) because they serve the entire country, not a single area. The RCMP’s police offers may also be a part of specialized teams that are not offered through city or regional police.
RCMP Officer’s Duties Include:
-Enforcing the law
-ensuring the safety and security of the public
-community awareness and relations
Often RCMP officers work involves:
Shift Work: working days, nights, evenings and weekends
Relocation: New recruits can stay in Manitoba for their first job after graduation, but after this posting may move to different cities and provinces to work. This can be exciting for applicants who want to see different parts of the country, it depends on your perspective!
Carrying a firearm, using force, and exposure to: trauma, violence, and disturbing events: Police officers protect citizens and are responsible for safe use of firearms. Officers are exposed to dangerous situations, so it’s important if you’re considering a career in law enforcement to consider your ability to deal with difficult and stressful situations safely.
Career Evolution: RCMP officers have opportunities to grow as employees and learn new things. Some Specializations offered through the RCMP: General Duty Policing, Forensic Identification, Drugs and Organized Crime Investigation, Financial Crime, Emergency Response Team, Integrated Border Enforcement Team, National Security, VIP Protective Service, Police Dog Services, Marine Services, International Peace Operations, Explosives Disposal….. and many more.
What is the process to becoming an RCMP Officer?
-You must pass the qualifications and requirements, found online at http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/qualifications-and-requirements. There is a six step process including an application, fitness test, polygraph test, and security clearance check.
Do I have to be a Police Officer to work for the RCMP?
The RCMP hires civilian (regular) employees to support their front line officers. Regular employees must have the education and skills for these positions before applying. Some support roles include: Administrative Support, Air and Marine Operations, Criminal Intelligence, Forensics, Human Resources, Law, Research and Analysis,
Telecommunications Operator (9-1-1- Dispatcher) and more!