Une journée typique: S'occuper de l'information sensible au sein de l'entreprise. Gerer plusieurs demandes de dossiers et de demandes d'informations par téléphone, par couriel et en personne. J'ai appris à communiquer avec un collègue de travail par le language des signes. L'aspect le plus difficile de mon poste était de trouver des dossiers perdu parmi plusieurs milliers de dossiers. L'aspect le plus agréable de mon poste est la bonne atmosphère de travail, une énergie positive et des collègues de travail très sympatique.
After over 12+ years with the RCMP I am disappointed with the organization. I thought I was joining the best police force in Canada, but sadly I was not. At about year 6 you start to see how things run in the RCMP.
The good; history of the RCMP, with the coming union the management in Ottawa knows things better on track and they are at least trying to get our equipment up to date. We have nice horses.
The bad; The RCMP has no planning for equipment or training (our equipment is not very good, eg. our pistol went out of production in 1999 and we have no replacement for at least another 3+ years), it took multiple member deaths and inquiries to get us carbines, always short staffed, have slow outdated computers, promotion system flawed, little to no compensation when transferring and you loose money on your house (your screwed if you bought a house in Alberta in 2014 and are transfering), always a lot of hot air from Ottawa about how things are changing in the RCMP to the public but at the front line Constable level nothing changing but more forms to fill out, the RCMP has a 1800 number to for the public to complain about its RCMP members, policy on what to do for a investigation is impossible to find on the rcmp infoweb and not easy to understand when you do find it....and on and on
So bottom line, my advice is to join a muni force or join the RCMP for 2 years and jump ship to a better police organization.
An organization struggling to develop a strong, ethical leadership cadre.
It fails to recognize the mental health injuries it inflicts upon its own employees through harassement, bullying, and dysfunctional management. It needs to acknowledge that it’s business practices, management style and internal culture is causing more damage to their officers than what the officers face in the field.
In New Brunswick in particular, advancement and opportunity is not based on skill or abilities but rather, who you know and whether or not the Commanding Officer likes you.
A typical day at work for a police officer involves a significant amount of stress. Police officers deal with people in crisis on a daily basis and these do take their toll on a person's psyche. In addition to that, even when one has stopped or prevented a crime from happening, police officers then face scrutiny which the large majority of Canadian citizens never face. Interacting with people is the best part of the job, even when the reason for our presence is not necessarily a pleasant one. Making even a small difference is someone's life is truly rewarding, at least from my point of view. The worst part of this job is having to tell someone that a loved one has passed away.
I enjoyed this job very much. Do I have any regrets working there? Absolutely not! I loved this job and I learnt a lot about myself working there. The only reason I’m not there is because there were a few calls that I could not let go of and decided to be a mother first.
You are part of a family and you have brothers and sisters, not just coworkers. What you learn and apply in this field prepares one for any type of challenges. Best place to work with the best management.
Peace Officer (Ancien employé) - British Columbia - 7 novembre 2019
Must pass Security background check, class 5 drivers license, willingness to train for six months Regina, Sask and possibly relocate for work and definitely for advancement and promotional opportunities, first aid certificate.
General Duty Investigator, Traffic Services Investigator, General Duties (Employé actuel) - Selkirk, MB - 6 novembre 2019
I could not on good conscience, recommend anyone seek to become a police officer. Policing in the last 20 years has become a poor choice of vocation. The organization, in my opinion is broken beyond repair.
I was a police officer for 20 years and every detachment are running short therefore the members are run down, stressed, exhausted, impatient, have become desensitized.
You are always expected to do more with less and with the non appropriate gear and equipment. The RCMP used to be a great organization when I joined but the culture has always been the same where there's an old boys club, suck it up attitude.
The most enjoyable part of my job was to help people and make the difference in someone's life at one point or another.
The managers are not trained properly and most don't have the necessary skills to carry out their roles.
Working with the RCMP can definitely be rewarding, the training and the work are very invigorating. There are many skills and areas of service one can learn and specialize in. The job is very stressful, but help is always available, teamwork and communication is wonderful.
Not the best police force in Canada. Not paid like other forces. Poor leadership was never sanctioned and culprits were rewarded in promotions. Always had a toxic environment because secretly the RCMP doesn't want to change.
Ps: If you are looking for advancement, good luck!
Don't get blind by the Red Serge. Stay away from them.
Lots of opportunities to work in different sections of the RCMP. Work independently but answer to a Member. Variety of work is huge. Learning curve is high due to different reporting systems. Training is ongoing to increase skill levels. Satisfying work opportunity to right person
Secure Job, Horrible Management, No Representation
Corporal (Employé actuel) - British Columbia - 10 septembre 2019
I've been a member for over 10 years with the RCMP. The job is secure, your co-workers tend to be like minded good people. Lots of opportunity to progress or try different job opportunities, however the promotion process is flawed with non-applicable testing etc. The downfalls lay with the organization and management. Pay is horrible and being a federal organization with no representation you will find more support and much better pay with a Municipal Police Force. Transfers in the RCMP are horrible, the fee structure for services such as home inspections / lawyers etc. are out of date and don't cover the full expenses so if you get placed somewhere you don't plan on staying this is something to keep in mind for down the road. Members often pay out of pocket to move locations. Training is great for some units and detachments, non-existent for others. The National Police Federation is on it's way in to provide a framework for representation but realistically is years away. Managers within the RCMP tend to be those willing to move around and often those who advance end up in positions they don't necessarily have the experience to be in. There are obviously many exceptions and it is typically luck of the draw for who you may be end up working for, competent vs. incompetent. I would definitely suggest policing as a career path, however if I was to do it again knowing what I know now I would focus on Municipal Departments and steer clear of the RCMP.