Youth Academy 20th Anniversary

The RCMP is calling all grade 11 and 12 students. Interested in a career in law enforcement? Want to experience what it takes to become a police officer? Join them for an information session on Thursday, January 10th at Kalamalka Secondary School at 6:30pm to learn more. 

The RCMP Jean Minquy Memorial Youth Academy is gearing up for its 20th year and is now accepting applications. In partnership with School District 22, the RCMP Jean Minguy Memorial Youth Academy is a 7 day simulated RCMP training course that exposes students to the demands and training it takes to become a police officer. 

Students will be personally challenged in their leadership abilities, physical abilities and mental toughness. 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. 

The following topics are covered during the 7 day training camp:
•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
•Operational Command Center

Who is eligible?
•Attending Gr. 11/12 high school
•16 to 18 years of age (as of April 1, 2019)
•Able to pass fitness test
•Able to pass criminal and driving record check
•In good academic standing
•Good attendance record in school
•Displays a willingness to work
•Candidate is interested in Law Enforcement or Supporting Careers
•Completes the application package in full
•Recommended by school staff
•Non-smoker

To apply, fill out an application and give it to your Career Programs Coordinator to review.  The deadline to have your completed application into your school is January 31st.  The package will be reviewed by the Police School Liaison Officer, including a background and reference check. More information on the program is on the School District 22 Website.

If you have any questions regarding the Youth Academy and its operation, please contact: Cst. Dan Cocks, 250 545-7171, ext. 7150.