Two Ontario youth participating in RCMP Aboriginal Pre-Cadet Training Program
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s Recruiting Unit in Ontario has announced the selection of two applicants to participate in the Aboriginal Pre-Cadet Training Program (APTP) at the RCMP Academy (“Depot” Division) in Regina, Sask. T
Congratulations to Trey Bardy from the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory of the Bay of Quinte and William Basawa from the Whitefish River First Nation.
The APTP offers Canadian Indigenous people aged 19 to 29 years-old the opportunity to get an inside look at the life of an RCMP police officer. This summer program provides participants with hands-on experience in the RCMP’s training program. The RCMP notes it is committed to increasing the number of Aboriginal officers to 10 per cent to better represent the communities we serve across the country.
Both Bardy and Basawa are currently attending a three-week training program at depot. The training focuses on teaching collaborative problem-solving skills, law enforcement, public speaking, cultural diversity and facilitating safe community workshops in communities.
There are also elements of physical fitness and drill and the RCMP will provide transportation, meals, accommodation, a uniform and three weeks of training wages.