RCMP invites potential applicants to take an inside look



    NEWMARKET, ON, Oct. 11 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are
opening the doors of the Newmarket Detachment to show potential applicants
what could be waiting for them in a career with the RCMP. Anyone interested in
learning more about a future as a member of the RCMP is invited to attend the
Recruiting open house on Saturday, October 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at
345 Harry Walker Pkwy South, Newmarket.
    In addition to RCMP police officers available to answer questions about
the requirements and application process, attendees will have the opportunity
to meet members of specialized sections including the Emergency Response Team,
Explosives Disposal Unit, Forensic Identification Unit, Police Dog Service,
Tactical Troop, Drug Section and members who have participated in missions
with the United Nations. There will also be a demonstration of the circuit
used by the RCMP's to evaluate the physical fitness of applicants.
    A career with the RCMP offers the chance to have a daily positive impact
on the community while enjoying vast opportunities for growth and development
in dozens of specialized units and even international postings. We also offer
job security and an attractive pay and benefits package.
    Due to retirements and increasing demands for police officers across the
country, the RCMP plans to train up to 2,000 cadets each year for the next few
years.
    To apply to the RCMP, you must be a Canadian citizen, 19 years or older
(may begin the application process at 18), of good character, proficient in
English or French and have a high school diploma or equivalent. You must also
possess a valid Canadian driver's licence and meet medical/health standards.
    The RCMP is looking for people who are responsible, respectful,
professional, compassionate, honest and have integrity. Once training is
successfully completed, a new member will be posted to any one of our 750
detachments across the country.
    For more information on a career with the RCMP, visit our website at
www.rcmp.gc.ca or contact your local recruiting office.

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Members of the media are invited to attend the open house.





For further information:

For further information: Sgt. John Nuvoloni, (905) 953-7300 ext 222


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