The Cadet is part of a 24-member troop which is diverse in composition. Cadets undergo an extensive 26-week basic training course, offered in both official languages. Upon successful completion of the Cadet Training Program, cadets are hired as members of the RCMP and given peace officer status. They must then complete a six-month Field Coaching Program at selected training detachments where they are involved in everyday police duties under the supervision of a detachment coach.
This can vary greatly depending upon anticipated human resource requirements and hiring restraints. The RCMP "Depot" Division training centre trains an average of 500 cadets per year.
While at "Depot" Division, cadets live in modern barracks and pay a modest fee to cover meals and accommodation. Sports and recreation facilities are available.
An allowance is given to all individuals participating in the Aboriginal Constable Development Program (ACDP) and Cadet Training Program to assist in covering expenses during training. Cadets are responsible for the costs of insurance coverage. Upon successful completion of Training at the Academy, cadets become Level 3 Constables and receive the medical and dental coverage benefits of the RCMP. Pension contributions commence and a life insurance plan is available at a reasonable cost. Upon successful completion of the Field Coaching Program, members are promoted to Level 2 Constables and receive a salary raise. With a successful assessment at the end of the probationary period, a promotion to Level 1 and another increase in salary is received.
Annual vacation leave is based on length of service: 0-5 years, 15 days; 5-10 years, 20 days; and 10 years and over, 25 days. Annual vacation leave is not granted until individuals are hired as regular members of the RCMP, on successful completion of the Cadet Training Program.
Upon completion of basic training, members are posted to designated training detachments. The actual province or detachment to which a member will be posted is dictated by personnel needs of the RCMP. Members can identify their preferences and when possible, they will be accommodated.
The objective of the Cadet Training Program is to provide cadets with a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities in Canadian society, and to enable cadets to realize and further the objectives of Community Policing.
The approach to cadet training is guided by the principles of community policing, ensuring the necessary skills and knowledge are emphasized.
The program was developed based on principles of adult learning. Cadets will be responsible, to a large extent, for their own learning and development. Training methodologies are varied and include scenario training, role plays, performance demonstration, lectures, panel discussions, research, debates, discussions, presentations and community interaction.
Consistent with the requirements of operational policing, the approach is problem based, integrating all relevant content areas, requiring cadets to seek out appropriate information to resolve problems in consultation with partners in order to deliver quality service to clients. Work will be done individually and in groups.
|OPERATIONAL TRAINING||Practical Training||Handling of Prisoners|
|Notebooks||Recruit Field Training|
|Police Service Dogs||Court|
|Official Directives||Officer Survival|
|Bombs and Infernal Devices||Crime Scene Protection|
|Forensic Laboratories||Plan Drawing|
|Personal Descriptions||Ident. Services|
|Fire Scene Investigation|
|SELF DEFENSE||Self Defense|
|HISTORY OF POLICE AND RCMP||Police Idea||Tradition|
|LAW||Criminal Code||Contacts and Informants|
|DRIVING TRAINING||Driving||Traffic Lectures|
|Point Duty||Collision Investigation|
|FIREARMS||Firearms Practice||Care and Handling of Weapons|
|Shooting Decisions||Safety Lectures|
|PHYSICAL TRAINING||Physical Training||Personal Performance Test|
|Fitness Field Day Test||Challenge Circuits|
|P.T. Lectures||Organized Sports|
|Fitness and Nutrition||Lifestyle Development|
|SWIMMING||Swimming and Lifesaving Techniques||Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.)|
|HUMAN RELATIONS||Community Policing||Policing in a Multicultural Society|
|Human Behaviour||Police Intervention|
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