RCMP choose Alberni depot-camp candidates

Eleven Grade 11-12 students from Alberni District Secondary School have been chosen to attend and RCMP depot camp this summer.

Port Alberni RCMP have identified and interviewed 11 individuals and have booked them—into their Mountie camp this summer.

The group was chosen from a large pool of candidates from Grades 11–12 at Alberni District Secondary School, said Port Alberni RCMP Cpl. Jen Allan.

The students were put through rigorous physical testing as well as interviews that narrowed down the pool of candidates. In the end there were 11: eight males and three females.

The camp runs from July 2–5 and will be at the Black Sheep Rugby Club facility on Argyle Street.

Students will live together at a local facility and will undergo training similar to that at the RCMP depot in Regina, Sask. Students will also be exposed to the types of work done by different sections of the RCMP.

The RCMP is underwriting the tab for the project this year out of the community policing budget, and students will be provided with

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