With the RCMP, you can forget about doing the same thing year after year for the rest of your working life.
You will start your policing career in general duty at the detachment level. After three years to five years of general duty policing, you may have the opportunity to specialize in different areas of policing. There are over 150 different types of operational and administrative opportunities available within the RCMP - enough choice to ensure a career of constant growth and learning.
Examples of the operational specializations include: major crime investigations, emergency response, forensic identification, international peacekeeping, marine patrol, explosives disposal and police dog services.
There are many opportunities in an administrative role. Examples include human resources, corporate planning, policy analysis and public affairs.
Explore the over 150 career specializations for Regular Members of the RCMP:
General Duty Policing
Investigative, Tactical and Protective
National and International
Air, Marine and Border
Training, Development and Recruitment
Police Science and Analysis
Corporate, Legal and Public
RCMP officers begin their careers by doing three years of service at the detachment level, but many choose to remain in general duty because they like the work and constant challenge. Career rewards in this area include a broad range of assignments and the satisfaction that come with serving Canadians at the community level. Jobs include: