Telegraph Creek – Aboriginal Youth Training Program

by NationTalk on March 6, 20091182 Views

2009-03-05

Through the RCMP’s Aboriginal Youth Training Program, youth of Aboriginal ancestry can work with the RCMP as sworn peace officers and gain valuable work experience.

Not only can participants train at the RCMP’s Training Academy (Depot) for two weeks but they also spend the summer months assisting police officers in various aspects of regular police duties.Duration:
• 17 weeks between May and August
• 2 weeks training in RCMP DEPOT – Regina, SK (problem solving, law, public speaking, police defensive tactics & cultural awareness) followed by 15 weeks in the field

Posting:
• At any RCMP Detachment in BC between May – August

Duties:
• Aboriginal policing duties, community policing in uniform and unarmed

Basic Requirements:
• Be a Canadian citizen
• Be of First Nation, Metis or
Aboriginal Descent
• Be of good character
• Be at least 18 years of age
• Have completed Grade 12 or equivalent
• Be in good physical condition
• Have a valid BC’s Drivers Licence
• Be able to pass an enhanced reliability security check

The RCMP Aboriginal Youth Training Program

•Prepares Aboriginal youth mentally and physically.
•Develops candidates as role models in their communities and demonstrates positive alternatives to other Aboriginal Youth who may be contemplating crime or suicide behavior.
•Builds and enhances the self-esteem of Aboriginal youth by integrating Aboriginal culture into the Program.
•Encourages Aboriginal youth to pursue careers in the RCMP and other police forces, justice-related fields or in the general work force.
•Provides incentive for Aboriginal youth to seek continuing education.

If you are interested in this program, or for more information, please contact the Telegraph Creek RCMP Detachment.

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