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Welcome! You are viewing an archived issue of SaskSecrets, Tourism Saskatchewan's Online Newsletter, from August 2014. To read the current issue of SaskSecrets, click here.

A Day in the Life of an RCMP Cadet

The history of the Royal Canadian Mountain Police (RCMP) can be tracked throughout Saskatchewan. Fort Walsh National Historic Site, in the province’s southwest corner, is the location of the original North-West Mounted Police headquarters. Fort Battleford National Historic Site commemorates the major role that the fort played in the Northwest Resistance of 1885. The RCMP Heritage Centre in Regina shares the RCMP’s past and present with the world. 

Regina remains the home to the sole training academy of the force. More than 1,000 new Mounties graduate from the academy each year. Think you have what it takes to become an RCMP officer? It’s not often that the public gets to experience what happens behind the scenes at the academy. However, media from the United States and the United Kingdom recently had the chance to do just that. They participated in boot camp and experienced a day in the life of an RCMP Cadet. 

From marching lessons and fitness class to firearms training and simulated driving exercises, the would-be cadets tried it all. View more photos from their visit here: