RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Shawshank » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:04 am

Leeworthy wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:56 am
so, on the topic of shoes, are you limited to a certain colour at depot, or are you free to wear any colour? I know we use to get issued runners at one point in the CF and then with everyones foot being different and cost saving measures they started allowing people to just buy and wear whatever they wanted that made their feet comfortable.
Buy whatever is comfortable. Colour matters not.
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Re: Joining RCMP, am I eligible?

Postby JDB2018 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:28 am

amafit93 wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:48 pm
Hi all, thank you for taking your time to look over this post.

I am a little excited and a bit anxious/scared about my RCMP enrollment. A little about myself, I graduated from High school back in 2011, my average grades were 65%-70%. I know I could've done better but I failed myself, no excuses. I haven't gone to Post Secondary or done any reading in a long time. It was full time job right after high school. Retail manager, Security in health care, mall and corporate.

Reality finally hit me this year (2019), now that I have a family and working 7 days a week on a Security job which is going no where. I want a career and do something I love which aligns well with my Security profession, Law enforcement, specifically the RCMP. So, I finally mustered up the courage to apply for RCMP last week and received an automated mail regarding application information for the RCMP entrance Exam in the next 14 days. I quickly went online and got myself the BARRON's Canadian Police Officer Exams book and trying my best to study as much as possible.

I've schemed through the pages and its brain triggering. Any suggestions for the below is highly appreciated.

1. Tips on studying more effectively?
2. How to organize your time?
3. How long should each study session be?
4. Is the exam similar to the questions in the book?
5. How to concentrate more?

I read the forums and there are many qualified candidates with minimum diploma and some degree holders applying for RCMP. I feel I am not qualified to apply for RCMP but I am trying my best everyday to improve, example, typing out 100 words with definitions from the dictionary and reading them out in the morning, listening to audibles, reading the news via phone, practice policing terminology, got my OFA 2 and AST out of my own pocket. Does anyone knows how successful one can one be without diplomas and degrees?

Sorry for the long post and thank you for reading all the way down my rant. Thank you for your time.

Congratulations on applying, one step closer to pursuing your dream! My first go around I had to write the test and if you prepare there is nothing to be intimidated by. I have a degree and I’m no more qualified than the next, the only thing is during my second application I didn’t have to write the entrance exam. I have many associates who are officers without a degree who are very successful, please don’t let that piece of paper be an intimidating factor. Things that have helped me in the past are; I have a study limit of 45 minutes with a 15 minute breather so I Have an easier time focusing. I write things down, helps me remember. I try to summarize things in my own words so I’m sure I have an understanding. Once I’m finished reading I use my notes to study instead of the book. Try to find the best time of day for you. When are you most attentive? The books and site have practice questions, do them and redo them. Advice that was given to me was to do crosswords, read papers and try to find spelling errors- keeps your mind sharp. Hope this was helpful, PM if there is anything you’d rather speak about privately. Best of luck!
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Nursewifey » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:29 am

redder wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:04 pm
Nursewifey wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:32 pm
First time posting... Just curious how people received their troop offers? My husband got an email today from the recruiter asking to call her today to "discuss the application" and she asked for his number and when is best to contact him. (Unfortunately she left the office... Won't be able to reach her until Monday).
Currently only waiting for security clearance...
Just wondering if this is likely the big moment we have been waiting for?! (Troop offer discussion?..) or bad news?.. :S
Most often they'll call you when they are ready to give you an offer, however, most people these days seem to be getting their security clearance and then waiting a few weeks before getting an offer. It could honestly be that there's just a quick question in regards to something - ie: I had a quick phone call in regards to some dates after my PEP and it was nothing to sweat about.
It was his troop offer! The recruiter prefers to give them in person, by having you call her at a convenient time. She sends the confirmation of security clearance and everything after. :) Starts July 8 I believe, and troop 12?.. (Husband blacked out hahah, but the email will say when he gets it).

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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby redder » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:11 pm

Nursewifey wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:29 am
redder wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:04 pm
Nursewifey wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:32 pm
First time posting... Just curious how people received their troop offers? My husband got an email today from the recruiter asking to call her today to "discuss the application" and she asked for his number and when is best to contact him. (Unfortunately she left the office... Won't be able to reach her until Monday).
Currently only waiting for security clearance...
Just wondering if this is likely the big moment we have been waiting for?! (Troop offer discussion?..) or bad news?.. :S
Most often they'll call you when they are ready to give you an offer, however, most people these days seem to be getting their security clearance and then waiting a few weeks before getting an offer. It could honestly be that there's just a quick question in regards to something - ie: I had a quick phone call in regards to some dates after my PEP and it was nothing to sweat about.
It was his troop offer! The recruiter prefers to give them in person, by having you call her at a convenient time. She sends the confirmation of security clearance and everything after. :) Starts July 8 I believe, and troop 12?.. (Husband blacked out hahah, but the email will say when he gets it).
Congratulations to you both!
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby luckyduck » Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:41 pm

Three weeks to the day after my Security Clearance, I got that magical phone call! Troop #13 - July 15th
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App - May 2018
RPAB - June 2018
Selection Package - July 2018
RMAQ - Oct 2018
PEP - Nov 2018
PEP Rec. - Nov 2018
BGI - Nov 2018
Psych - Dec 2018
Med - Dec 2018
Med & Psych Rec. - Jan 2019
SC - Feb 2019
Troop #13 - July 15/19

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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby godin3311 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:30 pm

luckyduck wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:41 pm
Three weeks to the day after my Security Clearance, I got that magical phone call! Troop #13 - July 15th
YES!!!!
That's Amazing :)
Congratulations to you.
ON Applicant
Applied Oct 2017
RMAQ: Nov 9/17
PEP: Jan 31/18
PEP Rec: May 22/18
BGI: Aug 3/18
Psych: Aug 8/18
Physical: Aug 17/18
FS: Started Aug 28/18
Medical: Oct 31/18
SC: Started Aug 28/18
SC Interview: Jan 28/19
SC Issued: Feb 27/19
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Hoytchick » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:03 pm

Hello all,

How easy or hard is it to rent a vehicle on the weekends? Do the companies come and pick you up, or do you have to find a way to get to them? Is it more of a hassle than it's worth? Any advice is appreciated.
Tiny ginga ninja - NCR applicant

App: 2018-04-09
PEP: 2018-09-25
PEP recommendation: 2018-09-26
Med initiated:2018-09-26
BGI: 2018-09-27
MED: 2018-10-12
Psych: 2018-10-17
SC: 2018-November
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Pete Broccolo » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:57 pm

To whichever Troop was in Drill class before noon today, yes, that was me sitting in the bleachers chuckling at you.

The double chicken toss was a nice touch!
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Shawshank » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:48 pm

Hoytchick wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:03 pm
Hello all,

How easy or hard is it to rent a vehicle on the weekends? Do the companies come and pick you up, or do you have to find a way to get to them? Is it more of a hassle than it's worth? Any advice is appreciated.
One of them comes and picks up up. Its 10 bucks a day, from when I was there in 2016.
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby VincentC » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:58 pm

Hey everyone,

Psyched to announce I'll be in troop 9, starting June 10th.

It's a bilingual troop, I've been told it was a new thing and that they would no longer have francophone unilingual troops.

I accepted the offer even though I had the required SLE results for an anglophone unilingual troop, because the next anglo troop avalaible would've been in August.

Has anyone had more info on the "bilingual" status of a troop? Are the courses given in english? french? Mix of both?

Thanks!
05.2017 - Reinsertion
06.2017 - Med/psych
04.2018 - Med/Psych cleared
04.2018 - SP Sent
08.2018 - RMAQ
09.2018 - SLE cleared
10.2018 - PEP
12.2018 - PEP Rec
02.2019 - Security clearance issued
03.2019 - Troop #9 ; starting June 10th

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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Hoytchick » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:46 am

VincentC wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:58 pm
Hey everyone,

Psyched to announce I'll be in troop 9, starting June 10th.

It's a bilingual troop, I've been told it was a new thing and that they would no longer have francophone unilingual troops.

I accepted the offer even though I had the required SLE results for an anglophone unilingual troop, because the next anglo troop avalaible would've been in August.

Has anyone had more info on the "bilingual" status of a troop? Are the courses given in english? french? Mix of both?

Thanks!
Congratulations!!

I don’t have any info but a bilingual troop sounds cool. Being bilingual myself it would be neat to learn all the terms in both English and French, so you know what to say depending on the client. I’d be interested to see if anyone has any further details.
Tiny ginga ninja - NCR applicant

App: 2018-04-09
PEP: 2018-09-25
PEP recommendation: 2018-09-26
Med initiated:2018-09-26
BGI: 2018-09-27
MED: 2018-10-12
Psych: 2018-10-17
SC: 2018-November
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Craigeritz » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:15 pm

Shawshank wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:48 pm
Hoytchick wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:03 pm
Hello all,

How easy or hard is it to rent a vehicle on the weekends? Do the companies come and pick you up, or do you have to find a way to get to them? Is it more of a hassle than it's worth? Any advice is appreciated.
One of them comes and picks up up. Its 10 bucks a day, from when I was there in 2016.
Very easy to rent. Not positive on the cost but my troopmates found it quite reasonable and several rented them regularly.
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PRK surgery: 8/11/2016
Online Application: 11/17/2016
SP: 1/13//2017
RMAQ: 8/28/2017
PEP: 1/09/2018
PEP review call: 1/17/18
PEP rec: 3/13/18
PSYCH: 3/19/18
MED: 4/6/18-- 6/11/18
BGI: 3/19/18
FSR: 4/9/2018- 6/4/18
SC: 6/4/18- --8/8/2018
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Caleb10 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:15 pm

Yeah I rented one also every weekend. You’ll enjoy the time away from troopmates, enjoy different food, and just get away from depot!
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Chronoclast17 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:25 pm

Onto my fourth File Coordinator now. Still waiting for medical and security clearances... hopefully any day now.
Troop #19: 2019/09/09

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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Pete Broccolo » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:57 pm

Hoytchick wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:03 pm
Hello all,

How easy or hard is it to rent a vehicle on the weekends? Do the companies come and pick you up, or do you have to find a way to get to them? Is it more of a hassle than it's worth? Any advice is appreciated.
I rented cars almost every weekend when I was there.
Several Agencies at Regina International Airport, so if you HAD TO, you COULD walk - if the roads are not too muddy...or flooded.
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