RCMP looking for women recruits

February 27, 2012 | By | Reply More

Calgary Women in Policing event coming in March

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The RCMP is looking to recruit more women into policing.  On Monday, March 5, the RCMP will be hosting a Women in Policing event at Mount Royal University in Calgary in the hopes of attracting female recruits to join Canada’s national police service.  

Women who attend the event will have a unique opportunity to learn about being an RCMP officer from female mounties.  The two-hour event will feature female police officers from different sections within the RCMP, including a detachment commander, a police dog handler, and a member of the Federal Enforcement Section.  All of the women who are leading the  event will share career experiences and stories with attendees.

The RCMP offers more than 150 types of duties.  Constable Krista Woods of the Calgary Recruiting unit is a 23-year member of the RCMP, she says “I have had the opportunity to experience five different jobs in my career and I have enjoyed the challenges and rewards that each one has brought.”

For anyone interested in applying to become an RCMP officer, applicants are required to attend a career presentation before writing the RCMP exam and the Women in Policing event will include a career presentation.

To apply to the RCMP, you must be a Canadian citizen, 19-years of age, or older, of good character and proficient in English or French and have a high school diploma or equivalent.  You must also have a valid Canadian driver’s licence and meet medical and health standards.

If you are interested in learning more about a career in the RCMP, attend the Woman in Policing event on Monday, March 5 from 1 to 3 p.m., at Room EC1060, Roderick Mah Centre at Mount Royal University.  To register for this special presentation, please phone 1-877-RCMP-GRC (1-877-726-7472).

To find out more about the RCMP, or to obtain details about future career presentations, please visit the RCMP website at www.rcmpcareers.ca.

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