RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby scout_87 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:28 am

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!
Speaking of deferrals... I first applied 13 years ago back when the application process was extremely competitive and your test score determined IF you would even be contacted to receive the selection package (seems like everyone gets a selection package now). I never received one. The next year I re-did the test and score was high enough that I received a package. Filled it out and sadly got deferred for a year as I needed to work on things in my life. Fast forward another year and I was reinserted into the process where I left at. I had to redo my polygraph booklet and unfortunetly there was roughly 10 questions that had different answers than my original booklet so once again I was deferred. It was after this deferrment that I basically threw in my towel thinking that it would never happen. Now zoom way ahead to 4 years ago... I reapplied and guess what... I got deferred again!!! I thought that would’ve been the time I forsure would’ve got accepted, but I was wrong. I reapplied AGAIN in 2017 and my perseverance has paid off! I got through the application and received my troop offer last month. Moral of the story... don’t give up, don’t lose hope. Might take a long time but it’s worth it in the end and being deferred will make you a better person in the end if you focus on improving the things you were deferred for.
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SP: 08/14/17
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PEP: 06/20/18
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby JLuens » 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.
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RPAB-08/09
SP Rec-08/30
SP Sent-09/01
SP Rev-09/08
RMAQ Int-09/25
PEP-11/29

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PEP REC-01/09
PEP REV-02/15
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MED-04/06
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Tornelco » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:52 pm

scout_87 wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:28 am


Speaking of deferrals... I first applied 13 years ago back when the application process was extremely competitive and your test score determined IF you would even be contacted to receive the selection package (seems like everyone gets a selection package now). I never received one. The next year I re-did the test and score was high enough that I received a package. Filled it out and sadly got deferred for a year as I needed to work on things in my life. Fast forward another year and I was reinserted into the process where I left at. I had to redo my polygraph booklet and unfortunetly there was roughly 10 questions that had different answers than my original booklet so once again I was deferred. It was after this deferrment that I basically threw in my towel thinking that it would never happen. Now zoom way ahead to 4 years ago... I reapplied and guess what... I got deferred again!!! I thought that would’ve been the time I forsure would’ve got accepted, but I was wrong. I reapplied AGAIN in 2017 and my perseverance has paid off! I got through the application and received my troop offer last month. Moral of the story... don’t give up, don’t lose hope. Might take a long time but it’s worth it in the end and being deferred will make you a better person in the end if you focus on improving the things you were deferred for.
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?
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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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RPAB: 07/18/17
SP: 08/14/17
RMAQ: 12/17/17
PEP: 06/20/18
PEP Rec: 07/05/18
Med: 07/20/18
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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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PEP: Jan 31/18
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Psych: Aug 8/18
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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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App-07/26
RPAB-08/09
SP Rec-08/30
SP Sent-09/01
SP Rev-09/08
RMAQ Int-09/25
PEP-11/29

2018
PEP REC-01/09
PEP REV-02/15
BGI-03/15
MED-04/06
FSR REC-05/31
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Psych-07/05
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

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

Sk88 wrote:
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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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