*** ASK AN RCMP RECRUITER ***

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

Postby VanSmack » Wed May 29, 2019 1:21 am

John014 wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 11:15 pm

If you do not know how to fight then I can guarantee you will get your ass kicked as a GD Cop.
Knowing how to fight is obviously a huge asset, but I don't know that I necessarily agree with this.

Being able to take a serious punch in the face and not lose track of what you need to do is way more important than necessarily knowing BJJ or some of the finer points of boxing.

While combat sports have definitely increased in popularity over the last 15 years or so, the overwhelming majority of the people you're going to be dealing with and arresting aren't going to be the people who are seriously training in these things. That doesn't mean that you should be complacent or that being extremely aware, physically fit and at least give some thought to the things you need to bring to a fight, but by nature of the law and our use of force tools available to us, there shouldn't be any reason for a police officer to ever engage in what anyone would consider a "fair fight" during the execution of their duties. We're there to win, period. If you can't throw knuckles with a guy as well as the guy you're trying to arrest, then it's way more important that you can get punched and keep your head well enough to adjust your response than it is for you to stand and trade shots with him. Being in good cardiovascular shape is also probably a bit more important as well, because the average person is going to gas out pretty quick in the types of struggles you'd most likely find yourself in, the winner is generally the person who can hold out longer without giving up.

If you've never been punched in the mouth/nose, HARD, and without boxing gloves, it's going to happen to you sooner or later if you get into this line of work, you'd be much better served finding out how you react before you push all your chips into the middle by accepting a troop spot.

If by chance you do come to training and still haven't been punched in the face, drop me a line, I'll hook you up.
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Re: *** ASK AN RCMP RECRUITER ***

Postby EncryptoID » Wed May 29, 2019 10:33 am

I applied online last week but then I had to retrieve my application to make a few changes to my resume. Just today I got an email confirming I am selected for further process, after seeing that I made the changes to the resume and submitted my application again.

On the website it says not to submit an application if you already have an application, will this have a negative impact on my application?

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

Postby Mtlgirl » Wed May 29, 2019 10:43 am

If ever I were to change province after my security clearance was issued, would this restart my security clearance process?
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Re: *** ASK AN RCMP RECRUITER ***

Postby Pete Broccolo » Wed May 29, 2019 9:16 pm

One of my Troopmates, who was my usual sparring and weight-training partner, was in fight during self-defence (Police Defensive Tactics ?) class, and our other Troopmate broke TM #1's nose.
Some of the other Troopmates were upset, but the SD / PDT Instructor was right there, and he said it was a clean hit, and he HAD told us to go hard.
Broken noses, dislocated shoulders, snapped collar bones, broken ankles, broken hand bones - horse apples happen. THIS is why we, and all other Police Services, have, or SHOULD have, multiple options (OC Spray, CEW, collapsible baton) between empty-hands and sidearm.
If you HAVE previous martial arts or whatever fight training, do not be a cement-head about your experience; work hard, help your Troopmates, and don't be stupid.
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Re: *** ASK AN RCMP RECRUITER ***

Postby markinvan » Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:27 am

Pete Broccolo wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 9:16 pm
One of my Troopmates, who was my usual sparring and weight-training partner, was in fight during self-defence (Police Defensive Tactics ?) class, and our other Troopmate broke TM #1's nose.
Some of the other Troopmates were upset, but the SD / PDT Instructor was right there, and he said it was a clean hit, and he HAD told us to go hard.
Broken noses, dislocated shoulders, snapped collar bones, broken ankles, broken hand bones - horse apples happen. THIS is why we, and all other Police Services, have, or SHOULD have, multiple options (OC Spray, CEW, collapsible baton) between empty-hands and sidearm.
If you HAVE previous martial arts or whatever fight training, do not be a cement-head about your experience; work hard, help your Troopmates, and don't be stupid.
Hello Pete, regarding injuries during training, what happens next? I'm not talking about minor injuries like a black eye, but something serious like a broken arm. Will the cadet be sent home and join up with another troop for training in the future?
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Re: *** ASK AN RCMP RECRUITER ***

Postby Pete Broccolo » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:57 am

markinvan wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:27 am
Pete Broccolo wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 9:16 pm
One of my Troopmates, who was my usual sparring and weight-training partner, was in fight during self-defence (Police Defensive Tactics ?) class, and our other Troopmate broke TM #1's nose.
Some of the other Troopmates were upset, but the SD / PDT Instructor was right there, and he said it was a clean hit, and he HAD told us to go hard.
Broken noses, dislocated shoulders, snapped collar bones, broken ankles, broken hand bones - horse apples happen. THIS is why we, and all other Police Services, have, or SHOULD have, multiple options (OC Spray, CEW, collapsible baton) between empty-hands and sidearm.
If you HAVE previous martial arts or whatever fight training, do not be a cement-head about your experience; work hard, help your Troopmates, and don't be stupid.
Hello Pete, regarding injuries during training, what happens next? I'm not talking about minor injuries like a black eye, but something serious like a broken arm. Will the cadet be sent home and join up with another troop for training in the future?
Sometimes, yes, and no.
There are many stories in the Chit-Chat thread, so get reading.
Beyond that, you just have to get there and work.
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Re: *** ASK AN RCMP RECRUITER ***

Postby Pete Broccolo » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:43 pm

hazelsid180 wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:05 pm
Question 36:Have you ever participated in any type of commercial sexual activity (e.g. prostitution, escort services or massage parlours), either in Canada
or abroad?
The answer is still "no" to this question but I need to clarify further. May 31st 2019. I was on Yonge and Sherpard and saw a board sign for massage and I thought it would be a registered therapist. I decided to walk in and book a massage. They asked for an upfront payment and I paid, they then asked me to lay down on the massage bench in the room. The person who walked in asked me take all my clothes off including my under garments. I said "no" and thought to myself that this might be a massage parlour and not a registered therapist but wasn't sure and had to listen to my gut feeling. I asked for a refund but was refused, I then walked out. No sexual activity took place.
As I said, the answer to the question is still "no" but do I need to include this detail on the form? Also, is this grounds for disqualification from the application?
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N.B. that ALL of the non authorized replies were deleted by me.
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Re: *** ASK AN RCMP RECRUITER ***

Postby VanSmack » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:17 am

Pete Broccolo wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:43 pm
hazelsid180 wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:05 pm
Question 36:Have you ever participated in any type of commercial sexual activity (e.g. prostitution, escort services or massage parlours), either in Canada
or abroad?
The answer is still "no" to this question but I need to clarify further. May 31st 2019. I was on Yonge and Sherpard and saw a board sign for massage and I thought it would be a registered therapist. I decided to walk in and book a massage. They asked for an upfront payment and I paid, they then asked me to lay down on the massage bench in the room. The person who walked in asked me take all my clothes off including my under garments. I said "no" and thought to myself that this might be a massage parlour and not a registered therapist but wasn't sure and had to listen to my gut feeling. I asked for a refund but was refused, I then walked out. No sexual activity took place.
As I said, the answer to the question is still "no" but do I need to include this detail on the form? Also, is this grounds for disqualification from the application?
Quoted so it is archived.
N.B. that ALL of the non authorized replies were deleted by me.
You're nicer than I am, had I seen it first I just would have locked the original post and moved on.
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