RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Discuss the educational and physical requirements, testing process and background phase involved in the hiring process. Includes the experiences and advice of current and past applicants. All agency application related questions belong here.
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Canadianpatriot » Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:19 pm

jnkpunwpc wrote:
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I had my medical and bloodwork done on Thursday Sept 17th and my Psych exam completed today Sept 22nd. .... I’m just curious, if anyone is familiar with the timeframe regarding updates from the RCMP about if the medical will be recommended. Considering the psych was done today, I was thinking I would hear back in about a week?
Just to help with your expectations though COVID has changed a lot, it was about 11 months for me from my medical/psych until a troop offer.
And this doesn't mean his timeline will be similar to yours. He could get cleared and offered a troop date sooner than everyone expects. With or without Covid, and like it's been mentioned here numerous times before, every file is different and every application has it's own timeline.
Key advice, is to wait and stay patient.
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Postby TMS30 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:20 pm

Canadianpatriot wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:19 pm
jnkpunwpc wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:03 pm
KJ26 wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:50 pm
I had my medical and bloodwork done on Thursday Sept 17th and my Psych exam completed today Sept 22nd. .... I’m just curious, if anyone is familiar with the timeframe regarding updates from the RCMP about if the medical will be recommended. Considering the psych was done today, I was thinking I would hear back in about a week?

Just some advice a few Officers gave me during the process. Focus on other things and forget about the process, if they need something they will contact you. Make some goals unrelated to Policing and focus on them, that could be focusing on fitness(gain strength,lose weight, etc) play sports(if allowed), a lot of Judo an Brazilian jijitsu gums are open, go learn one of those arts. You will find by putting your focus on other stuff,the process will fly by, before you know it your in Depot. It is kind of like that concept when you forget about something, that thing always seems to reappear, usually works in regards to ex girlfriends/boyfriends, same thing. Go get your butt kicked by a 15 year old in Bjj or Judo, after that you will be so focused on getting better, you will forget all about the process.

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Postby jeffhere » Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:51 pm

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Couple general interest questions here;
How are constables generally selected for very desirable locations such as national parks (Banff, Jasper etc)?

Do members ever make the jump from RCMP to another pursuit such as National Park Warden? I'd imagine some of the experience is transferrable.

Thanks.
What might be desirable for you isn't necessarily desirable for most. Sure, the view might be nice, but cost of living as well as the type of work you'd predominantly be doing in those spots would be major detractors for most, among other things.

Plenty of cadets/applicants think they know what their dream posting would be, only to realize that their concept of the job and what things are like there are considerably different of/when they ever get there.
To answer your first question, note that my answer is applicable to ALL transfers in the RCMP. Think of a bunch of drunks playing darts; your name is on one of the darts. The darts are first thrown at a map of Canada, then they are removed per Province, after which those darts are further thrown at the board of that Province. Where it lands, lo and behold, is your posting. Repeat whenever Shafting and Impersonal feels the world move them.

Per your 2nd question: maybe someone that HAS can let you know, but if THAT is what you are looking for, why bother with us first? Per #3 - I suppose.

After I was told, as a born / raised / semi-educated St Catharines ON kid not quite 20, that NOTHING was open E of the MB / ON, and that MOST of the 31 of us (long story) would PROBABLY go to "E" Div, but we COULD tell them our 3 choices, I picked "D", "F", & "E", so, naturally, I got Riderville. Shortly thereafter, without any input from us, we got our postings; when told mine, I wondered, "Where is Waskesiu Lake?!" Spent my first 5 months there as Surplus-To-Establishment, as the 3rd Cst, with only a Cpl i/c. NO overtime for field-training. LOTS of "voluntary" ot and on-call, but, hey, when you are young and stupid, you give'er.

Per VS first paragraph, Waskesiu Lake (aka PA NP) WAS and probably STILL IS, a VERY desirable posting. Cost of living was, obviously, quite low in 1976, but it SHOULD still be low, as there were single (2 large bedrooms that could each accomodate 2 large beds, complete with common kitchen / Detachment coffee / break room, common washroom, and later laundry room, at the back of the "new" (circa 1976) Detachment) and married (1 duplex a block away) quarters.

Per VS' 2nd, I concur. Tell S&P what and where you are interested in, but do NOT pout with what you get right out of the gates of the 'Ranch. If you HAVE TO BE somewhere doing something, then either apply to THAT SPECIFIC other Federal Agency (F&O, ParksCanada, CWS, CSC, CBSA) or to whatever PS (OPP, SQ, FN PS, or Mun PS) or other LEA (Sheriff, HP, Corrections) LONG before you get the gold-wrapped pressed-horse-apple ticket to Club-Fed-On-The-Mighty-Wascana, as you WILL be disappointed, sullen, and of no use to us.

Thanks for the very detailed reply.
I'd certainly love to do an applied degree in Conservation Enforcement.
That said, jobs in Fish and Wildlife and Conservation appear to be very hard to come by from what I hear. I hope the RCMP would consider this kind of an education to be an asset, thus making an applicant "competitive".

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Postby sig1992 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:26 pm

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Hello everyone,

Does anyone possibly know when the NRPC office will re-open? I'm just wondering because its mid-september already and its still closed. Just keeping my fingers crossed there isn't a second wave.

2+ years in the process...

Thanks.
I’ve been getting update emails from recruiting, last one sent early September letting me know NRPC is still closed.

Haven’t been told anything about them being open, or with reduced hours.

Waiting on security, Also 2+ years in the process.

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Postby oxlemar » Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:41 pm

sig1992 wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:26 pm
NewApplicant101 wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:38 am
Hello everyone,

Does anyone possibly know when the NRPC office will re-open? I'm just wondering because its mid-september already and its still closed. Just keeping my fingers crossed there isn't a second wave.

2+ years in the process...

Thanks.
I’ve been getting update emails from recruiting, last one sent early September letting me know NRPC is still closed.

Haven’t been told anything about them being open, or with reduced hours.

Waiting on security, Also 2+ years in the process.
I got the email this morning that the NRPC offices are now open but hours of operation have been adjusted to ensure the safety of their team members.

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Postby VanSmack » Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:28 am

jeffhere wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:51 pm


Thanks for the very detailed reply.
I'd certainly love to do an applied degree in Conservation Enforcement.
That said, jobs in Fish and Wildlife and Conservation appear to be very hard to come by from what I hear. I hope the RCMP would consider this kind of an education to be an asset, thus making an applicant "competitive".
Considering the extremely limited times anyone in the RCMP would engage in conservation enforcement activities, the value of a degree of this nature in making you more or less competitive than anyone with any other type of post secondary is questionable at best. Getting a trades certification as something like an electrician would probably serve you better as an investigator down the road than a lot of these police foundations, criminology, sociology or other degrees in things people believe will be automatically applicable and/or relevant to a policing career.
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Postby Pete Broccolo » Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:16 pm

VanSmack wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:28 am
jeffhere wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:51 pm

Thanks for the very detailed reply.
I'd certainly love to do an applied degree in Conservation Enforcement.
That said, jobs in Fish and Wildlife and Conservation appear to be very hard to come by from what I hear. I hope the RCMP would consider this kind of an education to be an asset, thus making an applicant "competitive".
Considering the extremely limited times anyone in the RCMP would engage in conservation enforcement activities, the value of a degree of this nature in making you more or less competitive than anyone with any other type of post secondary is questionable at best. Getting a trades certification as something like an electrician would probably serve you better as an investigator down the road than a lot of these police foundations, criminology, sociology or other degrees in things people believe will be automatically applicable and/or relevant to a policing career.
"F" Div USED TO have a few Migratory Birds Convention Act positions, and they would go around putting on a birds-and-bunnies workshop, but my eyes rolled like the slots at Casino Regina.

I went to a few GD calls at Cabri over wasted Canadas and other flappers, but nothing came of it, as suspects were LONG-gone.

Given our workloads, and staffing levels, plus that most of the Provs, at least SK, have added 911-response / RCMP-back-up to their CVEO / CO, DESPITE those Agencies, at least in Riderville, being REALLY short-handed themselves, I did, and advocate that active-duty continue to, triage such calls and leave it to the brown-pants squad.
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Postby VanSmack » Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:07 am

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"F" Div USED TO have a few Migratory Birds Convention Act positions, and they would go around putting on a birds-and-bunnies workshop, but my eyes rolled like the slots at Casino Regina.
Every Division had those positions, they were Federal Enforcement Section positions which were also responsible for some other areas like counterfeit goods, etc. Those units no longer exist and were folded into FSOC with the majority of other non-Financial Crime/National Security federal policing positions. The migratory birds act stuff wasn’t a commonly used act for those spots either, as it usually got passed onto another agency with more expertise whenever possible.
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Postby Pete Broccolo » Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:29 pm

VanSmack wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:07 am
Pete Broccolo wrote:
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"F" Div USED TO have a few Migratory Birds Convention Act positions, and they would go around putting on a birds-and-bunnies workshop, but my eyes rolled like the slots at Casino Regina.
Every Division had those positions, they were Federal Enforcement Section positions which were also responsible for some other areas like counterfeit goods, etc. Those units no longer exist and were folded into FSOC with the majority of other non-Financial Crime/National Security federal policing positions. The migratory birds act stuff wasn’t a commonly used act for those spots either, as it usually got passed onto another agency with more expertise whenever possible.
I was TRYING to short-hand it...kind-of like our staffing issues!

Another example of our members being spread around to do everything.

THEN there were the Livestock Investigators - cowboy boots, jeans, cowboy hat, and a snubbie!
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Postby VanSmack » Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:32 pm

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THEN there were the Livestock Investigators - cowboy boots, jeans, cowboy hat, and a snubbie!
Those guys still exist, as do lumber theft investigator positions.

Before anyone gets too exited out there, they are both highly specialized positions and between both of those units there are probably less than 10 total positions in the entire Force.
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Postby jnkpunwpc » Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:16 pm

VanSmack wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:32 pm
Pete Broccolo wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:29 pm
THEN there were the Livestock Investigators - cowboy boots, jeans, cowboy hat, and a snubbie!
Those guys still exist, as do lumber theft investigator positions.

Before anyone gets too exited out there, they are both highly specialized positions and between both of those units there are probably less than 10 total positions in the entire Force.
Alberta also has at least two Livestock Investigators for stolen cattle and horses - the only two permanent positions in Canada doing this. Is there a more niche role?

https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/gazette/field-work

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Postby VanSmack » Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:39 pm

jnkpunwpc wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:16 pm
VanSmack wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:32 pm
Pete Broccolo wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:29 pm
THEN there were the Livestock Investigators - cowboy boots, jeans, cowboy hat, and a snubbie!
Those guys still exist, as do lumber theft investigator positions.

Before anyone gets too exited out there, they are both highly specialized positions and between both of those units there are probably less than 10 total positions in the entire Force.
Alberta also has at least two Livestock Investigators for stolen cattle and horses - the only two permanent positions in Canada doing this. Is there a more niche role?

https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/gazette/field-work
That's who Pete was referring to. The lumber theft investigator roles are equally niche. I believe currently there are only two full time positions in Canada, both in British Columbia.
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Postby N_McKenna » Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:07 pm

Any info on if depot would shut down again with a second wave? The numbers out of Ontario today are concerning and I’ve already put my notice into my current job
Thanks

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Postby Wingman19 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:17 pm

N_McKenna wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:07 pm
Any info on if depot would shut down again with a second wave? The numbers out of Ontario today are concerning and I’ve already put my notice into my current job
Thanks
If anything, its going to get worse during winter. I am praying to the Gods that I get my medical clearance before we revert back to Stage 2.
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RMAQ: April/20
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Postby Silvaticus » Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:38 pm

Kind a random question here for those in the know. How does the RCMP Air Service work? Do you have to be a pilot and then go to Depot? Do you even go to Depot or do you work as a Civilian Member? Or does the RCMP provide training to become a pilot?

The web page mentions it but doesn't go into a great amount of detail.
RCMP SK APP
Online App 16/05/2019
S/P Sent 06/06/2019
RMAQ 09/10/2019
RFI 16/10/2019
BGI 28/10/2019
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PEP Rec 02/12/2019
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