NEWMARKET, ON, Feb. 20, 2017 /CNW/ - The RCMP is looking for motivated and dedicated women to join our team. Learn how you can be part of Canada's national police force at a special recruiting presentation for women.
From Constable to Commissioner, anything is possible for the proud and dedicated women who serve in this historic organization. Since 1974, women have made significant contributions as RCMP police officers in every part of Canada and around the world. They have a positive impact on the community while enjoying vast opportunities for growth and development in dozens of specialized units.
At present, 21.5% of RCMP police officers are women. The RCMP is committed to increasing the number of female officers to 30% to better represent the communities we serve across the country.
A "Role of Women in Policing" Career Presentation is a unique opportunity to meet with recruiters and hear real life career experiences from female police officers who are proud to wear the RCMP uniform. A recruiting officer will also outline the process to apply, the benefits and rewards of a career in policing, provide advice and answer questions. Presentations will be held in Toronto, Newmarket and Woodstock on:
Thursday, March 2 at 4 PM
Eaton Centre Tower, Cadillac Fairview
20 Queen Street West, Front Lobby
Wednesday, March 8 at 4 PM
RCMP Toronto North Detachment
345 Harry Walker Parkway South
Thursday, March 9 at 1 PM
Women's Employment Resource Centre
424 Dundas Street
The RCMP is looking for people from across the country to join Canada's national police service. If you or someone you know is thinking about becoming a police officer with the RCMP, visit rcmpcareers.ca.
- Competitive salary and benefits: RCMP police officers have great salary potential and standard force benefits include medical, dental, and life insurance, and the best maternity and parental allowances in the country.
- Be ready for action from the day you graduate: Once you've graduated from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Academy, you immediately start your career in General Duty Policing.
- Over 150 career specializations: After only three years of General Duty Policing, you can explore a vast range of specialized career paths.
- Paid cadet training: Cadets at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Training Academy receive paid training from their very first day.
- Travel and development opportunities: You will begin your career by working in Canada and may have the opportunity to work abroad in Foreign Missions, or in specializations ranging from Forensics to Cybercrime Intelligence.
"Female and male police officers bring different perspectives to policing that provide a balanced approach to resolving problems and developing relationships with the communities we serve. We believe that the more diverse we are when it comes to gender, ethnic background, religion or sexual orientation, the better we are able to serve all Canadians."
- Sgt. Michelle Welsh, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
SOURCE Royal Canadian Mounted Police
For further information: For media enquiries, please contact: Sergeant Michelle Welsh, NCO i/c O Division Recruiting, (905) 953-7273