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Candidates graduate from the Indigenous Pre-Cadet Training Program at Depot

by pmnationtalk on June 5, 2023121 Views

On Friday, June 2, 2023, 25 candidates graduated from the summer 2023 session of the Indigenous Pre-Cadet Training Program (IPTP) at the RCMP Academy (Depot Division).

Candidates arrived at the Academy from across the country to take part in this three-week program designed to give young First Nations, Inuit and Métis people a first-hand look at a career in policing.

Much like cadets enrolled in the Cadet Training Program, the IPTP candidates stay in dorms, dine in the mess, and have full training days. Upon completion of the program, they take part in a graduation ceremony.

Throughout training, participants, aged 19 to 29, learned about various RCMP career specializations and cultural diversity. They studied policing techniques and met with Indigenous RCMP officers from across Canada. Many of these RCMP officers and mentors previously graduated from the IPTP program.

Among they many training activities, candidates also took part in events happening at Depot. This year they worked together to raise Depot’s tipi and joined a troop of cadets, staff and the Commanding Officer to participate in Regina’s Sikh Day Parade.

This division is thrilled to share that this year three candidates from the 2022 IPTP program are currently enrolled as cadets in the Cadet Training Program.

For more information on the IPTP program, please visit: https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/indigenous-pre-cadet-training-program

Quotes:

It gives Indigenous youth the opportunity to experience a training session and a first-hand view of what a possible career in policing could entail. Having been through the program myself, it gives you the self-confidence and the know-how to move forward and decide if this is the career for you.

Corporal Maureen Greyeyes-Brant, National Coordinator, RCMP Indigenous Relations Services

We were thrilled to host IPTP at the RCMP Academy. Learning together brings a valuable perspective and understanding of the unique cultures that make up the communities we serve. This year was special as candidates were able to connect with three current cadets who were in last year’s program.”

Chief Superintendent Sylvie Bourassa-Muise, Commanding Officer, Depot Division

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Contact information
RCMP Depot Division Media Relations
depot.division@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
639-625-3933

Backgrounder

The Indigenous Pre-Cadet Training Program (IPTP) is a three-week session at the RCMP Academy, in Regina, Saskatchewan. It is designed to give young First Nations, Inuit and Métis people a first-hand look at a career in policing.

The program offers up to 32 Canadian Indigenous people, aged 19 to 29 the opportunity to experience police work, as well as the training required to become a police officer in the RCMP. IPTP troop candidates come from across the country.

Once candidates have completed the program there is ongoing support and guidance as they go through the RCMP’s police officer application process.

Diversity in our workforce provides us with an enhanced understanding of cultural issues and helps the RCMP to work even closer within the communities we serve.

These graduates bring a valuable perspective and understanding of their unique cultures which enhances the RCMP’s ability to create better partnerships and relationships with Canada’s Indigenous communities.

For more information on the IPTP program, please visit: https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/indigenous-pre-cadet-training-program

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