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Becoming a Mountie: GO/NITRO training with the RCMP

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is possibly the most famous police force in the world. What does it take to join this legendary police force? We take you inside the RCMP training headquarters where all officers must train and graduate before getting their badge. Except we’re not just taking you inside – the RCMP is putting us through the same training and standards — as I work to pass the training expected of all officers. I am not being cut a break — I have to finish it in 4:00 just like any officer. And that means training.

Here’s me (Cory Carlick) taking the RCMP PARE #1, at Depot (Royal Canadian Mounted Police training headquarters) in Regina, Saskatchewan. June 11, 2019. The PARE exam simulates a foot pursuit of a suspect. All police officers are expected to be able to complete this test in under 4:00 before they can get their badge.

Stage II: conditioning at the RCMP conditioning program at the University of Regina’s Schwann Centre. We start that tomorrow and yes, I’ll be filmed doing that too. I’ll be training at the U of R until I can complete the PARE exam comfortably with a final time of 3 min, 30 seconds. Don’t miss this special video series of GO/NITRO. We’re working really hard on this episode and it’ll really give you an inside look on what it takes to train to the Mounties’ standard. I’m doing this from scratch. (And NO, it isn’t easy. 🙂 )

If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to be a police officer, or you are thinking about joining the RCMP, then this series is for you.

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