RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

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Postby Ubique155 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:20 pm

I'm very happy with how things have been moving along in the new year. I have a suitability interview coming up and Regina has done a great job keeping me updated by email. It's still a somewhat opaque process but the communication is much better than the CAF.

I suppose I'll dig up my service records so I can answer any questions about my time in the CAF. Can anyone comment on the questions related to Section 3 of the 1980e, "Service / Application History With Armed Forces and Law Enforcement" ? Are they looking for general dates of service and conditions of release or should I have postings and tour dates ready for the interview?

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Postby SunnyBocephus » Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:32 pm

cbmcmsa wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:03 pm
SunnyBocephus wrote:
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Got offered Troop #17 today!! (24 Aug - 1 Mar 2021)

I have to do a six month release from the CAF if anyone is wondering why it's so far away, but that just means plenty of time for extra fitness and money saving. :D :D :D
This is a perfect example as to why the RCMP should allow candidates who dont meet the vision standards, but do qualify for laser eye surgery, apply for the process to determine competitiveness, before committing to elective surgery.

If a candidate was to get a conditional offer and depot is scheduled for 6 months later, I dont understand why the RCMP wont budge on this rule.

I understand applicants from the NWT, Yukon and Nunavet do not require their form 2180 (vision standard forms) prior to applying. This should be standard across the country. Heck, I'd even pay to go through the process prior to getting elective eye surgery.
As someone who has followed the steps to apply (including getting LASIK) I can't say I agree with you. The COEs are in place for a reason, I don't pretend to know the reason, but it is there. It is literally one of the first steps to apply (meeting minimum standards). I realize that it's a large cost, because I paid $4500 for it, but I did that because I wanted to apply to the RCMP... I don't understand what's hard about that decision. If you don't want to do what they require to apply for the job, then don't apply. It's simple. I was willing to take on a relatively small financial burden to apply, and several hundered other people were as well, so you aren't going to get much in the way of sympathy I'm afraid.

I also feel that LASIK has been a huge boost to my quality of life. It's not the same for everyone, but for me, it's only been positive. Just my perspective.
It is not about the cost, but the risks that are associated with laser eye surgery. No elective surgery is without risks, but I would take on these risks if I was given a conditional offer from the force.

My biggest fear and worse case scenario would be getting the surgery, having an adverse symptom like dry eye, and not getting an offer for the RCMP. Boy, I'd be really upset with myself.

I guess that's where I am coming from.

Thank you for taking the time to write.
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby cbmcmsa » Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:40 pm

SunnyBocephus wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:32 pm
cbmcmsa wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:03 pm
SunnyBocephus wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:47 pm


This is a perfect example as to why the RCMP should allow candidates who dont meet the vision standards, but do qualify for laser eye surgery, apply for the process to determine competitiveness, before committing to elective surgery.

If a candidate was to get a conditional offer and depot is scheduled for 6 months later, I dont understand why the RCMP wont budge on this rule.

I understand applicants from the NWT, Yukon and Nunavet do not require their form 2180 (vision standard forms) prior to applying. This should be standard across the country. Heck, I'd even pay to go through the process prior to getting elective eye surgery.
As someone who has followed the steps to apply (including getting LASIK) I can't say I agree with you. The COEs are in place for a reason, I don't pretend to know the reason, but it is there. It is literally one of the first steps to apply (meeting minimum standards). I realize that it's a large cost, because I paid $4500 for it, but I did that because I wanted to apply to the RCMP... I don't understand what's hard about that decision. If you don't want to do what they require to apply for the job, then don't apply. It's simple. I was willing to take on a relatively small financial burden to apply, and several hundered other people were as well, so you aren't going to get much in the way of sympathy I'm afraid.

I also feel that LASIK has been a huge boost to my quality of life. It's not the same for everyone, but for me, it's only been positive. Just my perspective.
It is not about the cost, but the risks that are associated with laser eye surgery. No elective surgery is without risks, but I would take on these risks if I was given a conditional offer from the force.

My biggest fear and worse case scenario would be getting the surgery, having an adverse symptom like dry eye, and not getting an offer for the RCMP. Boy, I'd be really upset with myself.

I guess that's where I am coming from.

Thank you for taking the time to write.
I understand that, but nothing in life is without risk. What's to say the CBSA application doesn't pan out? What's to say it does, you go to Rigaud for 125/week and fail your final scenario and get sent home? My point only is, if you really want something, you're going to do what is required to make it happen. And if one deferral is going to put you off of a certain agency/career path, this might not be the place for you.

To the point about adverse symptoms, the technology and methods have come soooooooo far in the last decade, let alone 2. Things like dry eye can be accounted for and helped/fixed. Obviously every surgery has it's risk, but that risk factor has nose dived in the last 10 years. Anything can happen, but anything can happen in life too. Thousands of people every year apply for these jobs/get these surgeries and only time can tell what the end result will be, but you won't know until you do or don't do it.
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Postby jordan442 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:12 pm

SunnyBocephus wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:32 pm
cbmcmsa wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:03 pm
SunnyBocephus wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:47 pm


This is a perfect example as to why the RCMP should allow candidates who dont meet the vision standards, but do qualify for laser eye surgery, apply for the process to determine competitiveness, before committing to elective surgery.

If a candidate was to get a conditional offer and depot is scheduled for 6 months later, I dont understand why the RCMP wont budge on this rule.

I understand applicants from the NWT, Yukon and Nunavet do not require their form 2180 (vision standard forms) prior to applying. This should be standard across the country. Heck, I'd even pay to go through the process prior to getting elective eye surgery.
As someone who has followed the steps to apply (including getting LASIK) I can't say I agree with you. The COEs are in place for a reason, I don't pretend to know the reason, but it is there. It is literally one of the first steps to apply (meeting minimum standards). I realize that it's a large cost, because I paid $4500 for it, but I did that because I wanted to apply to the RCMP... I don't understand what's hard about that decision. If you don't want to do what they require to apply for the job, then don't apply. It's simple. I was willing to take on a relatively small financial burden to apply, and several hundered other people were as well, so you aren't going to get much in the way of sympathy I'm afraid.

I also feel that LASIK has been a huge boost to my quality of life. It's not the same for everyone, but for me, it's only been positive. Just my perspective.
It is not about the cost, but the risks that are associated with laser eye surgery. No elective surgery is without risks, but I would take on these risks if I was given a conditional offer from the force.

My biggest fear and worse case scenario would be getting the surgery, having an adverse symptom like dry eye, and not getting an offer for the RCMP. Boy, I'd be really upset with myself.

I guess that's where I am coming from.

Thank you for taking the time to write.


I had these same fears before I got my eye surgery done, but I still consider it the best thing I spent money on.

I opted for PRK over LASIK, just because I trusted PRK more because it's "older" and thus has more long term post-surgery studies done and doesn't come with some of the same risks that LASIK does , such as the risk of the "flap" lasik creates getting knocked out with a strong enough impact. The kicker is the recovery time is much longer (A few weeks compared to basically no recovery time with lasik)

Either way you go, both procedures have come a long way and any side effects beyond mild ones are very rare.

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Postby cruiser14 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:47 pm

Got the golden call today! Troop 5, May 11th - November 9th!
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Postby Mich78 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:03 pm

I also got the golden call today!! Troop 3 April 20-October 19! 👮‍♀️ 🚔 💪
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Postby Mich78 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:11 pm

cruiser14 wrote:
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Got the golden call today! Troop 5, May 11th - November 9th!
Congratulations!!!
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Postby Wingman19 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:50 pm

Mich78 wrote:
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I also got the golden call today!! Troop 3 April 20-October 19! 👮‍♀️ 🚔 💪
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Postby VanSmack » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:31 pm

SunnyBocephus wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:32 pm

It is not about the cost, but the risks that are associated with laser eye surgery. No elective surgery is without risks, but I would take on these risks if I was given a conditional offer from the force.

My biggest fear and worse case scenario would be getting the surgery, having an adverse symptom like dry eye, and not getting an offer for the RCMP. Boy, I'd be really upset with myself.

I guess that's where I am coming from.

Thank you for taking the time to write.
So you want the RCMP to offer you a job and assume any of the risks associated with your surgery? What organization in it’s right mind would tether itself to that kind of liability for a person applying for what amounts to an entry-level position?

If you wanted an offer conditional on the successful lasik results you’re splitting hairs. If you think you’re a good candidate then get the surgery and hope for successful results, in the end there really wouldn’t be any difference, as your qualifications other than vision will ultimately be the same.
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Postby Ubique155 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:33 pm

If you're still in the CAF, I was able to get the base surgeon to approve physical eye surgery as opposed to lasik which kept me off category and made the RCMP happy to boot.

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Postby Nomanking » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:51 am

Wingman19 wrote:
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If it was me. I'd definitely disclose it and just explain in detail what happened. If you're worrying about it now, you're going to be worrying about it if you have your Polygraph interview. You don't want to be worrying about undisclosed information when you're at that stage.
Okay, but I have see one of the applicant got deferred for going to a strip club. They see it as same as prostitution.
From what I've read, that sort of conduct will most likely going to get you deferred. Smoking marijuana when it was illegal will get you deferred as you are still breaking the law. There seems to be some leniency on marijuana, like for medical purposes but context matters.

Good luck.


I agree and disagree with your statement, sure illegal activity in the past will increase your chances of a deferral, but that depends on how serious it was. The RCMP are quite understanding when it comes to this as we are all human.. Having smoked marijuana 3-4 years ago at certain occasions may or may not land you a deferral as it didn’t in my case. There are way too many factors, All anyone can really say is apply, give it a shot and be honest. Everyone’s application is unique and different in its own way.
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Postby Dave Brown » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:01 am

Every applicant is looked on in a case-by-case basis. It's not marijuana use that gets people deferred, it is how much; how long ago, and whether the person takes responsibility for their actions.

In this case, the person denies that it was illegal because "everyone else was doing it," and maintained that he was "forced" to go to a strip club, and was "forced" to get a lap dance. Immaturity, lack of ethics and lack of common sense is strong in this one.

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Postby SunnyBocephus » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:51 am

VanSmack wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:31 pm
SunnyBocephus wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:32 pm

It is not about the cost, but the risks that are associated with laser eye surgery. No elective surgery is without risks, but I would take on these risks if I was given a conditional offer from the force.

My biggest fear and worse case scenario would be getting the surgery, having an adverse symptom like dry eye, and not getting an offer for the RCMP. Boy, I'd be really upset with myself.

I guess that's where I am coming from.

Thank you for taking the time to write.
So you want the RCMP to offer you a job and assume any of the risks associated with your surgery? What organization in it’s right mind would tether itself to that kind of liability for a person applying for what amounts to an entry-level position?

If you wanted an offer conditional on the successful lasik results you’re splitting hairs. If you think you’re a good candidate then get the surgery and hope for successful results, in the end there really wouldn’t be any difference, as your qualifications other than vision will ultimately be the same.
Well, the Vancouver Police Department offers a mini selection for Constable positions to determine competitiveness before candidates commit to laser eye surgery.

The Port Moody Department offers the same.

I dont think these agencies are out of their mind...
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Postby Steelcity94 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:57 pm

Got the golden call.. Troop 4 starting May 04!!
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Postby Wingman19 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:46 pm

Steelcity94 wrote:
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Got the golden call.. Troop 4 starting May 04!!
Congratulations! I totally forget, do they tell you where you're going to get posted or is it after Depot graduation.
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