RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Ont. RCMP Recruiter » Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:41 am

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Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:39 am
Hi Guys,

I just got my troop date and looking for any info you guys might have. I'm not sure if this is the right place but I was looking to find out if there is anything I should bring to depot with me that they don't already tell you about? Any tips before headed there?

Thanks for any info you can provide me!
Congrats Chatter on your selection for the Cadet training program. I can give you some thoughts, tho keep in mind I was at Depot over 15 years ago, from the newer members a lot of this is still applicable:

-bring less business attire then you think. You will only be wearing business attire for the first few days after which you will be in uniform during most of the week, likely including all meals at the mess. So save some space. A couple pair of pants and shirts with couple of ties will be more then enough.
-remember Regina is a big city so if there's something you need there are plenty of stores around you can get anything from.
-The dorms apparently now have Wifi!!!! so bring a tablet or computer.. we had to do it old school with DVD players and buying used movies from Blockbuster... and no I'm not kidding!
-off hours you're gonna be in comfortable clothing ie sweats a lot of the time.. I only put on jeans when I went off base
-highly highly recommend if you can afford it, or split between a couple of your troopmates get a car on the weekends. The rental places had and apparently still do an incredible deal for cadets at Depot. Get off base, have dinner, watch a movie etc.. its important to take a break and reset during these times when you can.
-make sure your family/spouse/significant other understands you're going to be very busy most of the day. Generally you're not allowed to carry your cell phone during working hours, so you won't be responding to texts right away.
-Just general advice, remember it's only 26 weeks of your 25-30 year careers. Take it one class, one day or one week at a time. There will be times when you question why you're doing this to yourself, the course is designed like that. Lean on your troopmates because they're feeling the same way you are.

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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby SComt0619 » Wed Aug 11, 2021 12:51 pm

Hey everyone,

I recently moved from Ontario to Alberta and I am wondering if my file would be moved over to the new province? Also, is it just me or are we not receiving email updates from our recruiter anymore. I reached out to national recruiting as I have questions for my recruiter however was explained to keep trying to connect with them. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Christoph101 » Wed Aug 11, 2021 3:43 pm

Anybody have any experience with the new online system for sending in your security forms? I submitted it all, it said submitted with the date I submitted, but then disappeared from the site and said "There is no active application". It then returned a week later with a new due date and everything reset to not complete and not submitted. I asked my recruiting analyst and they just said "It should be fine." but I'm still nervous about it honestly.

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Postby Chatter » Wed Aug 11, 2021 4:45 pm

Christoph101 wrote:
Wed Aug 11, 2021 3:43 pm
Anybody have any experience with the new online system for sending in your security forms? I submitted it all, it said submitted with the date I submitted, but then disappeared from the site and said "There is no active application". It then returned a week later with a new due date and everything reset to not complete and not submitted. I asked my recruiting analyst and they just said "It should be fine." but I'm still nervous about it honestly.
I had some issues with the new online system when I was trying to submit it as well. My recruiting analyst did tell me it is a brand new system and is a little bit buggy but it should be fine. It did end up working out for me so I would just say to trust them and be patient.

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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Whoop-Up » Thu Aug 12, 2021 9:37 am

Ont. RCMP Recruiter wrote:
Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:41 am
The dorms apparently now have Wifi!!!! so bring a tablet or computer.. we had to do it old school with DVD players and buying used movies from Blockbuster... and no I'm not kidding!
One of the things I like about this site is the diverse range of experiences and advice available from different eras.
We've got Pete who started pre-Charter;
Imran from the Blockbuster generation;
And new members who will experience Depot with wifi.
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Pete Broccolo » Thu Aug 12, 2021 10:06 am

Whoop-Up wrote:
Thu Aug 12, 2021 9:37 am
Ont. RCMP Recruiter wrote:
Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:41 am
The dorms apparently now have Wifi!!!! so bring a tablet or computer.. we had to do it old school with DVD players and buying used movies from Blockbuster... and no I'm not kidding!
One of the things I like about this site is the diverse range of experiences and advice available from different eras.
We've got Pete who started pre-Charter;
Imran from the Blockbuster generation;
And new members who will experience Depot with wifi.
What a time to be alive!
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Dave Brown » Thu Aug 12, 2021 4:58 pm

I think it was a spelling error. Common mistake.

He was referring to the Magna Carta.

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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Pete Broccolo » Sun Aug 15, 2021 1:06 am

Dave Brown wrote:
Thu Aug 12, 2021 4:58 pm
I think it was a spelling error. Common mistake.

He was referring to the Magna Carta.
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Max000 » Sun Aug 15, 2021 5:38 pm

What would you guys say is the ideal age to apply with the RCMP, i’m currently 18 right now! I’d love to hear any input.

Thanks,

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Postby Shawshank » Sun Aug 15, 2021 9:11 pm

Max000 wrote:
Sun Aug 15, 2021 5:38 pm
What would you guys say is the ideal age to apply with the RCMP, i’m currently 18 right now! I’d love to hear any input.

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In my troop we had 19-50 year olds. There is no ideal age. Apply, if deferred, learn and apply again later.
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Pete Broccolo » Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:59 am

Max000 wrote:
Sun Aug 15, 2021 5:38 pm
What would you guys say is the ideal age to apply with the RCMP, i’m currently 18 right now! I’d love to hear any input.

Thanks,
When you are able to accept the likelihood of NEVER working in your home town or Province, and that you will HAVE TO pull the trigger someday.

If you have a problem with the first, but are willing to deal with the second, then apply elsewhere.

If both door #1 & #2 are unpalatable, look to another line of employment.
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Zedlinka » Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:14 am

Max000 wrote:
Sun Aug 15, 2021 5:38 pm
What would you guys say is the ideal age to apply with the RCMP, i’m currently 18 right now! I’d love to hear any input.

Thanks,
Be prepared for the mental aspect of being a young officer. Any officer in their 20s can't tell you how many times "you're just a kid" has come from the mouth of someone they're dealing with. While the Actual job is stressful and mentally taxing, you will, in your early years, find yourself trying hard to "prove" yourself, despite having gone through Depot the same as the rest of them.

No harm in applying. As was stated, if you get deferred, learn from it. They might want more "life experience"

As Pete said, you need to be comfortable with the fact that you're going to have to pull the trigger at some point in your career.
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Postby Max000 » Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:03 pm

Thank you all for the feedback,

Cheers.

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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby MBSK » Wed Aug 18, 2021 9:20 am

After 24 months in the process I’ve accepted an offer for Troop 19 in October.Thanks to the people posting here, and the people that have reached out in DM’s when I’ve had questions.

If anyone cares to DM me about one last question:
If you could go back in time and give yourself a piece(s) of advice to prepare for depot (besides fitness) what would it be? Ironing? Polishing? Etc..

Thanks!

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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Pete Broccolo » Wed Aug 18, 2021 10:04 am

MBSK wrote:
Wed Aug 18, 2021 9:20 am
After 24 months in the process I’ve accepted an offer for Troop 19 in October.Thanks to the people posting here, and the people that have reached out in DM’s when I’ve had questions.

If anyone cares to DM me about one last question:
If you could go back in time and give yourself a piece(s) of advice to prepare for depot (besides fitness) what would it be? Ironing? Polishing? Etc..

Thanks!
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