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"Women in Policing" Career Presentation

TORONTO, Sept. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - This year marks the 40th anniversary of the RCMP's first women officers. In celebration, Ontario RCMP Recruiting will be hosting three "Women in Policing" career presentations across the province. These presentations will be taking place at the Toronto, Ottawa, and London RCMP Detachments at 6:00 p.m., on Tuesday, September 16th.

A 32-member female troop began training on September 16, 1974 and forged the path that has led to nearly 4,000 female police officers today, which is just over 20% of the sworn ranks. The RCMP is committed to increasing that to 30% by 2025.

During the "Women in Policing" presentation, you will learn about the 150 different types of policing opportunities within the RCMP and hear from women who've donned the RCMP uniform. A female recruiting officer will also outline the recruiting process step-by-step, provide advice, and answer questions.

The "Women in Policing" Career Presentation will take place as follows:

Date:   Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time:   6:00 p.m.
Location #1:  RCMP Toronto North Detachment
345 Harry Walker Parkway South,
Newmarket, Ontario

The above location will feature the following special guest speakers in honour of the 40th anniversary of the RCMP's first female officers:

  • Chief Superintendent Jennifer Strachan
  • Inspector Deborah Pond(retired)
  • Inspector Michele Paradis

Location #2:  RCMP Ottawa Detachment, Leomont Building
155 McArthur Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario
Location #3: RCMP London Headquarters Detachment
130 Dufferin Avenue, 5th Floor, London, Ontario

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) offers meaningful work, vast opportunities and the chance to serve in communities across Canada where you can make a real difference in people's lives. The RCMP is committed to actively recruiting women to ensure its membership better reflects the communities it serves.

Learn how you can put ordinary behind you at a special recruiting presentation for women interested in a career like no other.

Please note:

For more information on a career with the RCMP and basic requirements, visit our website at www.rcmpcareers.ca or contact your local recruiting office.

SOURCE: Royal Canadian Mounted Police

For further information:

Media contact:

Cpl. Michelle Welsh
RCMP Recruiting Section - Ontario


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