RCMP Academy hosts teens to develop future recruits and community leaders

November 6, 2017
Ottawa, Ontario

News release

This November, close to 50 teens from across Canada will have an opportunity at Depot, the RCMP's training academy in Regina, to learn what it takes to serve and protect and how to make their communities safer.

From November 6 to 10, 2017, 32 grade 11 and 12 students will participate in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) National Youth Engagement Week, which gives them a chance to experience first-hand the work of an RCMP officer. Activities during the week will include a glimpse into cadet training, including driving and firearms simulations. Successful candidates were selected based on their academic achievement, community engagement, and a demonstrated interest in law enforcement.

The same week, the RCMP will host a Youth Leadership Workshop from November 7 to 12, 2017, for up to 16 Indigenous youth in grades 9 to 12, each accompanied by an RCMP employee from their community. Each day consists of educational workshops and featured guests, where the students will develop an action plan to combat a youth crime or victimization issue which they themselves have identified. Upon completion of the workshop, the youth will return to their communities to implement the action plan.

Quick facts

  • Supporting youth is a strategic priority of the RCMP.
  • The RCMP strives to get involved with youth to give them positive learning experiences and interactions with police officers.
  • Through these experiences, youth will gain skills and knowledge that they can use to become active partners in helping keep Canadian communities safe.

More on the Youth Leadership Workshop

More on the National Youth Engagement Week

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Contact information

RCMP Media Relations
RCMP.HQMediaRelations-DGRelationsmedias.GRC@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
613-843-5999

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