Grade 11 and 12 students interested in a career in law enforcement can find out more at an information session this week.
It will be held Thursday night at Kalamalka Secondary School at 6:30.
The RCMP is now accepting applications for the 20th annual Jean Minguy Memorial Youth Academy.
The program is a week long simulated RCMP training course, held in partnership with School District 22, for students thinking of becoming a police officer.
“Students will be personally challenged in their leadership abilities, physical abilities and mental toughness,” says Cst. Dan Cocks. “Up to 40 students are involved in the mini training camp, which takes place at the Vernon Army Camp. Students will receive instruction in law, procedures of law, and the role of police officers in the community.”
Topics covered at the camp include, Drill, Polygraph/Statement, Recruiting of the RCMP, Problem Solving, Officer Safety/Violator Contact, Media & Internal Affairs, Sex Crimes/Internet, Community Policing, Hate Crimes, Emergency Response Team, Air Services, Night Scenarios, Note taking/10 codes, Sketches/Negotiator, and Operational Command Center.
Students attending Gr. 11/12 high school, and 16 to 18 years of age (as of April 1, 2019) are eligible with more details on the School District 22 website.
The deadline to have your completed application into your school is January 31, 2019.
If you have any questions regarding the Youth Academy and its operation, please contact: Cst. Dan Cocks, 250 545-7171, ext. 7150.