RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby scout_87 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:31 pm

Tornelco wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:52 pm


Thanks for sharing your story! Getting deferred while on here can make you feel like a criminal, and it seems that people will judge you as such. I am glad now that I am in a time period where every major police agency is hiring in big numbers! It seems that the further east you go, the less polygraphs you find!

How long were your deferrals? I see the first one was 1 year? then how about the other 2?
I was lucky when recieving my deferrals in the fact that they were only for a year each. Others have not been so lucky though. Even though it is a huge disheartening blow when receiving one, it’s what you do with yourself and your time after that really matters.
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby godin3311 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:26 pm

JDB2018 wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:57 am
godin3311 wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:48 am
Tornelco wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:15 am


Big yikes at your timeline, lots of people here complaining about their security clearance taking 1-3 months and then you've been waiting since August. Hope you get rewarded for your patience soon!

Anyways, It is nice to see some deferral talk on this forum. Seems like everyone here gets by pretty easily, can be really disheartening for those who have been deferred. I saw recently a comment from "Sig1992" (i think thats the name) and he got deferred twice and he's still going!
I don't think anyone who made to Depot would say that it was a "pretty easy" process.

:(
Agreed, long road. Had my security clearance interview yesterday, with any luck I’ll get that long awaited call soon. It’s been a long road with a lot of hard work 😊
I think it took about 4 weeks after my SC Interview to get Clearance! :) You're so close!
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby mitt1989 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:13 pm

Not sure if this question has been asked before but I am struggling to find an answer. I currently attend Carleton University and I am studying Criminology and Criminal Justice. They offer an honours degree, 4 year program, and a general degree, 3 year program, but they are both considered official BA degrees. From what I understand, the 4 year program is for those going to school after they complete their undergrad and the 3 year program is for those that are not attending school after their degree and want to work sooner. I just want to know if having the 4 year degree over the 3 year degree will give me any significant advantage over other applicants or if the 3 year degree is perfect and won't put me at a disadvantage. I know the minimum education requirement for the RCMP is high school but I am hoping someone can still answer my question. Thank you!

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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Tornelco » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:19 pm

mitt1989 wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:13 pm
Not sure if this question has been asked before but I am struggling to find an answer. I currently attend Carleton University and I am studying Criminology and Criminal Justice. They offer an honours degree, 4 year program, and a general degree, 3 year program, but they are both considered official BA degrees. From what I understand, the 4 year program is for those going to school after they complete their undergrad and the 3 year program is for those that are not attending school after their degree and want to work sooner. I just want to know if having the 4 year degree over the 3 year degree will give me any significant advantage over other applicants or if the 3 year degree is perfect and won't put me at a disadvantage. I know the minimum education requirement for the RCMP is high school but I am hoping someone can still answer my question. Thank you!
Based on what I've seen from this forum, the number 1 thing that'll give you a significant advantage is by having your nose clean on your polygraph questionaire...
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby JLuens » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:24 pm

mitt1989 wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:13 pm
Not sure if this question has been asked before but I am struggling to find an answer. I currently attend Carleton University and I am studying Criminology and Criminal Justice. They offer an honours degree, 4 year program, and a general degree, 3 year program, but they are both considered official BA degrees. From what I understand, the 4 year program is for those going to school after they complete their undergrad and the 3 year program is for those that are not attending school after their degree and want to work sooner. I just want to know if having the 4 year degree over the 3 year degree will give me any significant advantage over other applicants or if the 3 year degree is perfect and won't put me at a disadvantage. I know the minimum education requirement for the RCMP is high school but I am hoping someone can still answer my question. Thank you!
The only advantage you will have is not having to write the Entrance Exam. Atleast for the application side of things. Their are benefits to going to post secondary beforehand such as strengthening the ability to retain, study and explain information. Other than that it won't do you any good until you've gotten through Depot.
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Craigeritz » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:15 pm

Sk88 wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:34 pm
Congrats to everyone that got good news today. I am new here just submitted my complete application Jan 2019 and latest update is I finished my RMAQ phone call yesterday. Any tips and suggestions while I wait? Any idea how long it takes until the next step?


Again congrats everyone!

Even if the process goes by fast for you, itll still feel like forever. Just live life like you would any other day.
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Harman » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:40 am

I was wondering, if all references and friends are contacted that are listed on form 330-60 and 3165. TIA

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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Tornelco » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:44 am

Harman wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:40 am
I was wondering, if all references and friends are contacted that are listed on form 330-60 and 3165. TIA
Depends on how the background investigator is feeling.
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby steen15 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:55 am

JLuens wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:34 am
Any LDS members currently at Depot? Trying to organize a ride to church. PM me if you can help me out.
Try talking to the Chaplin yet?

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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Pete Broccolo » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:15 pm

mitt1989 wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:13 pm
Not sure if this question has been asked before but I am struggling to find an answer. I currently attend Carleton University and I am studying Criminology and Criminal Justice. They offer an honours degree, 4 year program, and a general degree, 3 year program, but they are both considered official BA degrees. From what I understand, the 4 year program is for those going to school after they complete their undergrad and the 3 year program is for those that are not attending school after their degree and want to work sooner. I just want to know if having the 4 year degree over the 3 year degree will give me any significant advantage over other applicants or if the 3 year degree is perfect and won't put me at a disadvantage. I know the minimum education requirement for the RCMP is high school but I am hoping someone can still answer my question. Thank you!
If you are already in the RCMP application process, can afford the tuition, and REALLY interested in 5hat field of study, fill your boots.

If you do get to Depot, successfully complete Basic Cadet Training, and accept your postings from then on, you can always take courses by correspondence, or seek an institution near you that you can attend classes at that fit your duty schedule and degree requirements.

ALWAYS consider: will my area if study be of ANY use (yes, ANY education is worthwhile, but is it economical, given all circumstances of your life?) to you if you do NOT end up with a horse-and-rider brand on your arsecheek?
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby sig1992 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:14 pm

Tornelco wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:15 am
JDB2018 wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:55 pm

I had to redo everything although I had passed everything up until that point the year prior.
Big yikes at your timeline, lots of people here complaining about their security clearance taking 1-3 months and then you've been waiting since August. Hope you get rewarded for your patience soon!

Anyways, It is nice to see some deferral talk on this forum. Seems like everyone here gets by pretty easily, can be really disheartening for those who have been deferred. I saw recently a comment from "Sig1992" (i think thats the name) and he got deferred twice and he's still going!
Yep, actually handed down 3 deferrals, this is my fourth attempt, been trying for 7 years to get into policing with the RCMP. Now I’m nearing the final stage of my current process and even then there are no guarantees, but I have learned a very valuable lesson, keep trying, never quit. My persistence has actually come up a few times in my process and it bode well for me, coupled with major life changes and improvements needed highlighted by the RCMP and I’m now waiting for med and sec clearance, maybe they’ll be granted maybe not! End of the day, persistence pays off, even if I get further in the process than my previous app, and the next and the next..etc progress is progress.

Took the deferral years handed to me and turned them into an opportunity for self growth, mentally and physically, joined the CAF, served, did things I never thought I’d be capable of doing, kept pushing forward, tried and tried again!

So, keep trying! If it doesn’t pay off in the form of a job offer it’ll pay off in many other aspects of your life.

Cheers!

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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Slovak4188 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:19 pm

mitt1989 wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:13 pm
Not sure if this question has been asked before but I am struggling to find an answer. I currently attend Carleton University and I am studying Criminology and Criminal Justice. They offer an honours degree, 4 year program, and a general degree, 3 year program, but they are both considered official BA degrees. From what I understand, the 4 year program is for those going to school after they complete their undergrad and the 3 year program is for those that are not attending school after their degree and want to work sooner. I just want to know if having the 4 year degree over the 3 year degree will give me any significant advantage over other applicants or if the 3 year degree is perfect and won't put me at a disadvantage. I know the minimum education requirement for the RCMP is high school but I am hoping someone can still answer my question. Thank you!
I wrote a long answer to this, but will summarize it like this:

I am a graduate of Carleton University from the exact program you're enrolled in. Of the 200 people in my program from 2009-2013, THREE people ended up making it into policing and nearly everyone applied (i know this because we made a page post grad to share what everyone is doing now). Of those 3, 2 ended up in the RCMP. The other ended up with Peel.

The degree, whether 3 or 4 years, guarantees absolutely nothing. I would enlist into a program that has more practicable skills if I were you. As hard as you may work, the career doesn't pan out for everyone. A great degree of luck is involved as well.
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby redder » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:35 pm

Slovak4188 wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:19 pm
mitt1989 wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:13 pm
Not sure if this question has been asked before but I am struggling to find an answer. I currently attend Carleton University and I am studying Criminology and Criminal Justice. They offer an honours degree, 4 year program, and a general degree, 3 year program, but they are both considered official BA degrees. From what I understand, the 4 year program is for those going to school after they complete their undergrad and the 3 year program is for those that are not attending school after their degree and want to work sooner. I just want to know if having the 4 year degree over the 3 year degree will give me any significant advantage over other applicants or if the 3 year degree is perfect and won't put me at a disadvantage. I know the minimum education requirement for the RCMP is high school but I am hoping someone can still answer my question. Thank you!
I wrote a long answer to this, but will summarize it like this:

I am a graduate of Carleton University from the exact program you're enrolled in. Of the 200 people in my program from 2009-2013, THREE people ended up making it into policing and nearly everyone applied (i know this because we made a page post grad to share what everyone is doing now). Of those 3, 2 ended up in the RCMP. The other ended up with Peel.

The degree, whether 3 or 4 years, guarantees absolutely nothing. I would go in something that has more practicable skills if I were you. As hard as you may work, the career doesn't pan out of everyone. A great degree of luck is involved as well.
As someone who thought when I did my post secondary that ‘it’ was the career path for me, I can back up this sentiment. I have zero regrets studying something non-LEO related and it will probably give me some great skills I can use within my RCMP career.
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Jon. » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:15 am

mitt1989 wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:13 pm
Not sure if this question has been asked before but I am struggling to find an answer. I currently attend Carleton University and I am studying Criminology and Criminal Justice. They offer an honours degree, 4 year program, and a general degree, 3 year program, but they are both considered official BA degrees. From what I understand, the 4 year program is for those going to school after they complete their undergrad and the 3 year program is for those that are not attending school after their degree and want to work sooner. I just want to know if having the 4 year degree over the 3 year degree will give me any significant advantage over other applicants or if the 3 year degree is perfect and won't put me at a disadvantage. I know the minimum education requirement for the RCMP is high school but I am hoping someone can still answer my question. Thank you!
About a third of my troop it seemed like had a crim degree or were 90% done their work towards their degree. I barely have high school.

Fastforward 8 years and we all get paid the same. I wouldn't worry about it as far as helping your rcmp application or day to day police work. Do it if you want it, don't do it if you're only doing it thinking it's going to make a big difference for police work.

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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Tornelco » Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:54 am

sig1992 wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:14 pm

Yep, actually handed down 3 deferrals, this is my fourth attempt, been trying for 7 years to get into policing with the RCMP. Now I’m nearing the final stage of my current process and even then there are no guarantees, but I have learned a very valuable lesson, keep trying, never quit. My persistence has actually come up a few times in my process and it bode well for me, coupled with major life changes and improvements needed highlighted by the RCMP and I’m now waiting for med and sec clearance, maybe they’ll be granted maybe not! End of the day, persistence pays off, even if I get further in the process than my previous app, and the next and the next..etc progress is progress.

Took the deferral years handed to me and turned them into an opportunity for self growth, mentally and physically, joined the CAF, served, did things I never thought I’d be capable of doing, kept pushing forward, tried and tried again!

So, keep trying! If it doesn’t pay off in the form of a job offer it’ll pay off in many other aspects of your life.

Cheers!
Ohh ok, your timeline only shows 2 deferrals, looks like they were 2 years each? am I correct? How long was the first one for! I was actually gonna pm you earlier but i feel like deferrals are a sensitive and private topic.

I was looking at joining the CAF as well but I couldn't get any information on them, figured I'd apply to all the other agencies that are hiring in big numbers. I'm back in school now but it would have been interesting to pursue something with CAF.
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