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Re: *** ASK AN RCMP RECRUITER ***

Postby New_BC » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:52 pm

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New_BC wrote:What are recruitment opinions on applicants that have any kind of competitive combat sport experience? I have been told different things from different people; Individuals who have boxed in the past or grapple as a hobby may be exceptionally aggressive and the wrong temperament for a career in law enforcement. I have also been told that it is good experience that can be related to proper use of force if the situation warrants it. Is this something I should emphasize during my recruitment process?
Thanks!
When it is appropriate, mention it, and when not, do not.
If you get accepted to Depot, you will have lots of opportunities to demonstrate what skills you have...in all areas.
Apply, relax a bit, wait...then repeat 2 & 3 as needed.
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Re: *** ASK AN RCMP RECRUITER ***

Postby OPTIX » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:39 am

I found out it may take up to 12 weeks to obtain a copy of my marriage certificate.
However, my Selection Package is due next week and requires the certificate.
Is it possible to submit the certificate at a later date?
Or do I need to withdraw my application until I have my marriage certificate?

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Re: *** ASK AN RCMP RECRUITER ***

Postby Suikoden » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:52 am

I've decided I'm going to apply to the RCMP approximately summer 2019 providing I can reach my goal of jogging 10km without stopping (yes, I'm aware it can take two years to get 'the call'). Telling you this is not why I am posting but...

I'm well into my 30's now (almost 40), but prior to 30 I had a failure to remain (HTA) and at age 19 fraud under (had record but it was pardoned). I went to school twice for two degrees after that (3 year and a 2 year) and after the second one, managed to work at one place for almost seven years and was laid off last year from a corporate job (which required RCMP security clearance/checks, lot of overtime, weird hour shifts, etc..).

It's been a year of reflecting on the past experiences and what I want to do for the future...and it's nice that I can look in the mirror now and say "You're not a screw up anymore". I've been writing down every little thing from the questions asked on the RCMP website, going back daily this past week to see if anything else to update that I can remember to disclose come Q/A time for Polygraph.

So a question for the RCMP folk after the wall of text above; are there people who made it/are in the RCMP with similar history as above (or worst) or would my chances be dead in the water due to past? Can that answer even be disclosed? Or did I answer my own question with my previous employment requiring RCMP security/reliability checks?

Also, on a lighter note for questions and poly, is it best to overthink answers to the question part BUT to keep it simple for the poly? For instance, have you ever committed murder? I have against ants as a kid using a magnifying glass and the sun hah...and I know the LEGAL definition is against a human, but my concern is my brain is thinking 'but those ants!' (as I hold life to a high regard)

Thank you.

NOTE: I see someone was pardon with carrying over 80mg when younger and it was said that people are in the RCMP who had similar which I assume applies to this scenario too

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Re: *** ASK AN RCMP RECRUITER ***

Postby Depot Web » Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:14 pm

Clean up on aisle 322.

In order to keep the noise (i.e., opinions and other non-factual answers) to a minimum, only those listed in the first message should be answering questions.

Discussions between applicants should take place in the chit chat thread.
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Re: *** ASK AN RCMP RECRUITER ***

Postby JLuens » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:13 pm

Hello, so i just received my Security Clearance and am waiting for a troop offer. My question is how long, generally, does it take to receive an offer? My recruiter informed me that she is currently waiting to find out what troop is available. Thank you for your time and have a great day!!
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RPAB-08/09
SP Rec-08/30
SP Sent-09/01
SP Rev-09/08
RMAQ Int-09/25
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PEP REC-01/09
PEP REV-02/15
BGI-03/15
MED-04/06
FSR REC-05/31
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Re: *** ASK AN RCMP RECRUITER ***

Postby A.blackburn » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:35 am

Hello,

Iv'e heard a few rumors here and there about a possibility to join the RCMP right after our police academy here in Quebec (ENPQ). I was wondering if that was true since I can't find anything about it online. I am not talking about a lateral entry since it requires a few years on the field.

Thank you

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Re: *** ASK AN RCMP RECRUITER ***

Postby Pete Broccolo » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:44 am

A.blackburn wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:35 am
Hello,

Iv'e heard a few rumors here and there about a possibility to join the RCMP right after our police academy here in Quebec (ENPQ). I was wondering if that was true since I can't find anything about it online. I am not talking about a lateral entry since it requires a few years on the field.

Thank you
I doubt it very highly, but you should talk direct to "C" Div Recruiting. Again, you realize that, even if the Force DID accept you, you MOST LIKELY will NOT be posted back to QC?!
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Re: *** ASK AN RCMP RECRUITER ***

Postby KKopytko » Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:10 am

Good morning,

Question RE: Driving history

Will (distracted driving) ie: texting and driving and speeding automatically disqualify me as an applicant? I am simply asking, is it one of those hard lines they draw with regard to admissibility?

Thanks, I searched the forum and found one post of someone who WAS deferred for that reason and I would pull my application if that’s the case because I am definetly guilty of both.

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Re: *** ASK AN RCMP RECRUITER ***

Postby epeac895 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:47 pm

Hello,

When I initially made the decision to move forward with my RCMP application I was told at the career presentation I could be "Pre-Posted" to my home province of Alberta. Is this still something the RCMP is doing or has that been discontinued now?
AB Applicant
App:02/08/18
RPAB:11/09/18
SP:07/11/18
RMAQ Rvw:18/12/18
PEP:12/01/19
PEP Apr:18/01/19
BGI:26/02/2019
Med/Psych:28/02/2019
Psych Int:
Med approv:
FSR:06/03/2019
SC:13/03/19
SC issued:
Troop:

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Re: *** ASK AN RCMP RECRUITER ***

Postby Pete Broccolo » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:28 am

epeac895 wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:47 pm
Hello,

When I initially made the decision to move forward with my RCMP application I was told at the career presentation I could be "Pre-Posted" to my home province of Alberta. Is this still something the RCMP is doing or has that been discontinued now?
The Force has been saying, and doing, that for a few years, but that can change in heartbeat, and you have no recourse. Given your background, its not like you have never been lied to, especially by a Federal Government branch, correct?!
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Re: *** ASK AN RCMP RECRUITER ***

Postby Depot Web » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:48 pm

epeac895 wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:47 pm
When I initially made the decision to move forward with my RCMP application I was told at the career presentation I could be "Pre-Posted" to my home province of Alberta. Is this still something the RCMP is doing or has that been discontinued now?
The RCMP stopped offering pre-posting to your home province last year. As Pete said, policies can and do change.
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Re: *** ASK AN RCMP RECRUITER ***

Postby epeac895 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:09 pm

Pete Broccolo wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:28 am
epeac895 wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:47 pm
Hello,

When I initially made the decision to move forward with my RCMP application I was told at the career presentation I could be "Pre-Posted" to my home province of Alberta. Is this still something the RCMP is doing or has that been discontinued now?
The Force has been saying, and doing, that for a few years, but that can change in heartbeat, and you have no recourse. Given your background, its not like you have never been lied to, especially by a Federal Government branch, correct?!
Hahaha ya, not the first or last time I’ll be lied to as a government employee. I guess I’ll just hope and pray that if I’m lucky enough to wear the RCMP uniform that I will also be lucky enough to get posted to Alberta, or maybe my wife will be nice and follow me lol.
AB Applicant
App:02/08/18
RPAB:11/09/18
SP:07/11/18
RMAQ Rvw:18/12/18
PEP:12/01/19
PEP Apr:18/01/19
BGI:26/02/2019
Med/Psych:28/02/2019
Psych Int:
Med approv:
FSR:06/03/2019
SC:13/03/19
SC issued:
Troop:

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Re: *** ASK AN RCMP RECRUITER ***

Postby epeac895 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:11 pm

Depot Web wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:48 pm
epeac895 wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:47 pm
When I initially made the decision to move forward with my RCMP application I was told at the career presentation I could be "Pre-Posted" to my home province of Alberta. Is this still something the RCMP is doing or has that been discontinued now?
The RCMP stopped offering pre-posting to your home province last year. As Pete said, policies can and do change.
Thank you for that information. I’m guessing Alberta is still in need of a significant amount of police officers?
AB Applicant
App:02/08/18
RPAB:11/09/18
SP:07/11/18
RMAQ Rvw:18/12/18
PEP:12/01/19
PEP Apr:18/01/19
BGI:26/02/2019
Med/Psych:28/02/2019
Psych Int:
Med approv:
FSR:06/03/2019
SC:13/03/19
SC issued:
Troop:

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Re: *** ASK AN RCMP RECRUITER ***

Postby whatsmy10-20 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:47 pm

I thought I might post this question here before I contact recruiting formally;

I reapplied for the RCMP December 21st and I am going on three weeks without hearing so much as a word back from recruiting. Last time I applied they sent me the package of files to be completed within 10 days.

Is it worth contacting recruiting regarding the status of my application or should I just assume that they are still playing catch up from the holidays?

Thank you.
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