Media Advisory - Women in Policing Panel!

LONDON, Feb. 28, 2017 /CNW/ - The RCMP is hiring! Since 1974, women have made significant contributions as RCMP police officers in every part of Canada and around the world.  Women provide a unique policing perspective and contribute to a balanced approach to resolving problems and developing relationships with the communities the RCMP serves.  They have a positive impact on the community while enjoying vast opportunities for growth and development in dozens of specialized units.

When considering career choices or changes, women are faced with their own unique challenges and concerns.  Some women may not have considered a career in policing as an option and may worry that they won't be able to meet the physical requirements.  The RCMP recognizes these concerns and will be hosting a Women in Policing Panel that will be delivered by women, for women.  At this event, we will provide information to dispel the myths and provide you with some tools and tips for success. 

This will be an opportunity for potential female applicants to meet female RCMP police officers and find out about their personal experiences working for the RCMP.  There will be a short presentation followed by a question and answer session.

The special presentation is on:

Friday, March 10 at 1 PM
RCMP London Headquarters
5th Floor, 130 Dufferin Avenue, London, ON

Are you a female, or do you have a female friend, colleague, or family member, who is a Canadian Citizen (or has permanent resident status in Canada and has resided in Canada for the past 10 consecutive years), is at least 18 years of age, and has a valid driver's licence?  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, please visit

Quick Facts

  • 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.


"To do our job, we need highly motivated team players who possess strong leadership abilities from a wide range of backgrounds.  This event is open to women who would like to find out more about a career with the RCMP.   A uniform with your name on it is waiting for you."

—     Constable Brianne Harten, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

SOURCE Royal Canadian Mounted Police

For further information: For media enquiries, please contact: Constable Brianne HARTEN, Pro-active Recruiter, (289) 338-1935


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