Our Royal Canadian Mounted Police…some of the best trained in the world

November 19, 2019

What does it take to become an RCMP officer?

The short answer is: a lot!

Cadet training is offered in English and in a bilingual format (English and French). A typical day lasts from 6 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and there are also program-related duties after hours. While 26 weeks away from one’s family and friends can be a challenge, there are support services in place, and it will not be long before Depot starts to feel like home.

Being an RCMP police officer demands a high level of self-discipline and RCMP police officers must always maintain control of their actions. To help recruits acquire this skill, a paramilitary environment exists. This model is an effective way to learn how to deal positively with uncomfortable situations and to reinforce teamwork.

Upon successful completion of the Cadet Training Program, generally you will be hired as an RCMP police officer. Your training will continue throughout your first posting, where you will be coached and mentored by experienced police officers as part of a six-month Field Coaching Program. During this time, you will perform everyday police duties under the supervision of your Field Coach.

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