RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby livinthelife » Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:03 pm

applicantrobi wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:42 pm
Hello everyone,

A bit late on this, but got my call in May and I am leaving in mid-August.
After 3 years, I got troop #17 :)
Congrats and see you there troopmate!

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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby soukary » Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:07 pm

Im cheesed, just got my hair for Depot lol. Apparently you can keep long hair if its braided??
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Depot Web » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:06 pm

MRKB wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:16 pm
Beards are allowed at depot with the same rules as regular members (except strictly enforced and monitored). If you want one you better show up with it. You cannot grow it in while you are there.

Beards are to be between 0.5cm and 2.5cm trimmed on the neck and cheeks. Must be kept clean.
Exactly this. Cadets can have beards or moustaches, but it has to follow the above measurements. Unless you can go from 0 to 5 mm over a weekend, don't try to grow facial hair while at Depot.
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby chmor » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:13 am

Depot Web wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:06 pm
MRKB wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:16 pm
Beards are allowed at depot with the same rules as regular members (except strictly enforced and monitored). If you want one you better show up with it. You cannot grow it in while you are there.

Beards are to be between 0.5cm and 2.5cm trimmed on the neck and cheeks. Must be kept clean.
Exactly this. Cadets can have beards or moustaches, but it has to follow the above measurements. Unless you can go from 0 to 5 mm over a weekend, don't try to grow facial hair while at Depot.
That's fantastic news. My wife didn't like the fact I would have to lose my beard if I get accepted. She has gotten use to it after 3 years.

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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby epeac895 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:25 am

chmor wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:13 am
Depot Web wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:06 pm
MRKB wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:16 pm
Beards are allowed at depot with the same rules as regular members (except strictly enforced and monitored). If you want one you better show up with it. You cannot grow it in while you are there.

Beards are to be between 0.5cm and 2.5cm trimmed on the neck and cheeks. Must be kept clean.
Exactly this. Cadets can have beards or moustaches, but it has to follow the above measurements. Unless you can go from 0 to 5 mm over a weekend, don't try to grow facial hair while at Depot.
That's fantastic news. My wife didn't like the fact I would have to lose my beard if I get accepted. She has gotten use to it after 3 years.
The way that news article is written sure makes it seem like you gotta keep a razor in your patrol bag; you gotta get a mask on you gotta start hacking at it fast lol. Every dry shave a beard off? Ouch!
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Mkay » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:56 pm

How is everyone preparing for the Pare? I ran it the other day, didn't get a good passing score. What can I do to improve my fitness? How long does it take to get into shape and be able to pass the pare?

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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Mkay » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:58 pm

Also, without giving anything away, what are some good pointers for the polygraph? What to expect?

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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby trust82 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:49 pm

Mkay wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:56 pm
How is everyone preparing for the Pare? I ran it the other day, didn't get a good passing score. What can I do to improve my fitness? How long does it take to get into shape and be able to pass the pare?
Hi Mkay.
Where are you applying from? Where did you do the PARE ? On my case, I started with not a very good score, but I noticed that each time I run the PARE, I got 5 to 20 seconds faster. If you do circuit training, including stairs and pushups, you will certainly improve the time. Also, do intensive cardio 3 times/week.
I run the PARE every Monday and went to intensive conditioning classes every Thursday with a special Fitness Club focusing on First Responders Training. I got from 5:28 to 3:55 in 6 weeks.

Also, don't know where are you applying from, but in BC, the Recruiting Unit are very proactive They held events like PARE workshops (usually once/month) and "Run with a Recruiter" once or twice a month. Great ways to get better and "get a little taste" of the way they train at Depot.

If anyone wants more info, feel free to PM me. I will be more than glad to share it with you.

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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby trust82 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:58 pm

Mkay wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:58 pm
Also, without giving anything away, what are some good pointers for the polygraph? What to expect?
They will email you a list with how to get prepared. Most important things are: get a good night sleep, show up in time (allow plenty of time for parking), dressed professional, but comfortable, focus on the instructions they give you once there, trust the Polygraph Examinator and be honest, as if he would be your best friend. If anything comes to your mind, be it something you remember from the past, or feeling anxious, talk to them.
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby markinvan » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:35 am

Mkay wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:56 pm
How is everyone preparing for the Pare? I ran it the other day, didn't get a good passing score. What can I do to improve my fitness? How long does it take to get into shape and be able to pass the pare?
Adding onto trust82's post, if you live in BC, they don't offer PARE in the summer. A troop mate and I planned to try it out, but they don't offer so in the Surrey Headquarter. But the recruiter at Surrey did mention there is a "Run With Recruiter" event twice every month. You can attend that in the meantime or go to a private gym to practice PARE.

My suggestion is to try out PARE once, get to know the course, then do some cardio like the fitness plan suggested on the RCMP recruiting website. Then, do tons of stairs!

As for the poly, you can't really prepare for it besides a good night of sleep.
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Pho-fo-Sho » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:14 am

Adding to markinvan and trust82;

YMCA (On Hornby) does offer a PARE Obstacle Course hosted by Code 5. It's a $35 drop in, no pre-registration required and is on Mondays from 7-9pm. I have no tried it yet, but other applicants have tried it and I have heard some good things about it

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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby trust82 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:36 am

Pho-fo-Sho wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:14 am
Adding to markinvan and trust82;

YMCA (On Hornby) does offer a PARE Obstacle Course hosted by Code 5. It's a $35 drop in, no pre-registration required and is on Mondays from 7-9pm. I have no tried it yet, but other applicants have tried it and I have heard some good things about it
That's the place where I trained. Code5 are the best. Great team of trainers, drop-in sessions, great price comparing to others, they give you great tips and will help you succeed.
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Chronoclast17 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:11 pm

Mkay wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:58 pm
Also, without giving anything away, what are some good pointers for the polygraph? What to expect?
There's no way to prepare for it. Just relax and be honest. Polygraph is nothing to worry about if you're not trying to hide something.
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Shawshank » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:44 pm

Mkay wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:58 pm
Also, without giving anything away, what are some good pointers for the polygraph? What to expect?
Don’t lie.
K division.

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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Mkay » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:28 pm

trust82 wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:49 pm
Mkay wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:56 pm
How is everyone preparing for the Pare? I ran it the other day, didn't get a good passing score. What can I do to improve my fitness? How long does it take to get into shape and be able to pass the pare?
Hi Mkay.
Where are you applying from? Where did you do the PARE ? On my case, I started with not a very good score, but I noticed that each time I run the PARE, I got 5 to 20 seconds faster. If you do circuit training, including stairs and pushups, you will certainly improve the time. Also, do intensive cardio 3 times/week.
I run the PARE every Monday and went to intensive conditioning classes every Thursday with a special Fitness Club focusing on First Responders Training. I got from 5:28 to 3:55 in 6 weeks.

Also, don't know where are you applying from, but in BC, the Recruiting Unit are very proactive They held events like PARE workshops (usually once/month) and "Run with a Recruiter" once or twice a month. Great ways to get better and "get a little taste" of the way they train at Depot.

If anyone wants more info, feel free to PM me. I will be more than glad to share it with you.

Never give up!!! Focus on what needs improvement and keep practicing, until you master it.


Hey! Thanks so much for the response. I ran the pare at Code 5, it was great to get the experience. It was my first time running it though so definitely a bit of a nightmare. I’m currently at the polygraph stage, I would say I hve about 6-8 weeks to practice and get fit to pass the pare. I was quite discouraged after seeing my score when I ran the pare, but I guess practice makes perfect.
I am applying from Surrey. I have heard that Surrey does host pare practices, I will look into those.


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