RCMP career open house offers public a behind-the-scenes peek

    WINDSOR, ON, Aug. 8 /CNW/ - Due to retirements and increasing demand for
police officers across the country, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
plans to train up to 2,000 cadets each year for the next five years.
    The RCMP is opening the doors of the Windsor Detachment to highlight what
a career with the Mounties could entail. Potential applicants are invited to
attend the Recruiting open house at 6080 Riverside Drive East, Tuesday,
August 12, 2008 from 5:30 to 8 pm.
    RCMP officers will be on site 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, Marine Enforcement Unit, Tactical
Troop and Drug Section. There will also be a demonstration of the RCMP circuit
used to evaluate the physical fitness of applicants.
    A career with the RCMP offers vast opportunities for growth and
development in dozens of specialized units, and international postings. The
salary for a new member, after 36 months on the job, is more than $74,000.
    To apply, the applicant must be a Canadian citizen, 19 years or older
(may begin the application process at 18), of good character, proficient in
either English or French (bilingualism not required) and have a high school
diploma or equivalent. He or she must also possess a valid Canadian driver's
licence and meet medical/health standards. A background in Police Foundations
and/or criminology degree is not required.
    The RCMP is looking for people who are responsible, respectful,
professional, compassionate, honest and have integrity. New members must be
willing to be posted at any of the 750 detachments across Canada.
    For more information about a career with the RCMP, visit our website at
www.rcmp.gc.ca or call 1-877-888-0433.

For further information:

For further information: Media contacts: Sgt. John Nuvoloni, (905)
953-7300 ext. 222; Cpl. Annette Bernardon, (519) 948-5284

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