Junior Canadian Rangers rewarded following Youth Academy
Yellowknife, N.W.T. - Six days of intense training for members of the Junior Canadian Rangers has wrapped up in Yellowknife.
The inaugural JCR-RCMP Youth Academy had its certificate ceremony on Thursday at the Legislative Assembly as the 15 participants were rewarded for their hard work.
G Division's proactive recruiter for the NWT, Corporal Tammy McKenzie, said the young Rangers responded well to what was put in front of them.
"We just wanted to provide them opportunity, like I was mentioning, in a structured environment focused around leadership, problem solving, team building, teaching them skills. You talk to them about communication skills, police defense tactics."
The Junior Rangers were put through much of what a regular RCMP recruit would face at the Depot training facility in Regina.
McKenzie said the recruits didn't look out of place during any of the exercises.
"They brought their interest and their participation and they were very engaging and I think they went home with a number of skills."
The participants came from such places as Fort Resolution, Inuvik and Norman Wells and McKenzie said she's hoping to see some of them consider the RCMP as a career option.
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