The RCMP is hiring! An opportunity for women interested in a career nowhere near ordinary

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RCMPCALGARY – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police offers a challenging and exciting career to those interested in making a difference in their communities and their country. We’re looking for people from all walks of life to join Canada’s national police service.

As part of the RCMP’s efforts to recruit more women to the policing career, the Calgary Recruiting unit has organized a Women in Policing event Alberta women who may be interested in a law-enforcement career. This two-hour event will feature female police officers from different sections within the RCMP and will include a detachment commander, a police dog handler, and a female member of the Federal Enforcement Section. Recruiters will conduct a Power Point presentation and all members in attendance will share their own career experiences and stories.

Women who attend this special event will have the unique opportunity to hear from a cross-section of female RCMP members and those who attend will gain an understanding of what it’s like to be a police officer with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

The RCMP offers more than 150 different types of duties, so regardless of a person’s background, there is a career for everyone who becomes a member of our prestigious organization.

Cst. Krista Woods of the Calgary Recruiting unit is a 23-year member of the RCMP. “I have had the opportunity to experience five different jobs in my career and I have enjoyed the challenges and rewards that each one has brought.”

If you are interested in learning more about a career with the RCMP, attend the Women in Policing event:

Date: Monday, March 5, 2012
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Place: Room EC1060, Roderick Mah Centre, Mount Royal University.

To register for this special presentation, please phone 1-877-RCMP-GRC (1-877-726-7472).

Please note: you are required to attend a Career Presentation before writing the RCMP entrance exam. The Women in Policing event will include a Career Presentation.

To apply to the RCMP, you must be a Canadian citizen, 19 years or older (may begin the application process at the age of 18), of good character, proficient in English or French, and have a high school diploma or equivalent. You must also possess a valid Canadian driver’s license and meet medical/health standards.

To find out more about the RCMP, or to obtain details about future career presentations, please visit our website at www.rcmpcareers.ca.