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Uniform with your name on it

Submitted by Sargeant Kim Hillier

I can give the usual speech about how the RCMP offers an exceptional career, how there are over 150 different career streams within our organization, or how you can gain a true sense of what it’s like to help people in their time of need by joining the RCMP.  These messages are all completely true and a great starting point for a conversation on who should join the RCMP and why.

A conversation that may lead to what’s in the hearts and minds of the police officers that serve you here in Bonnyville and across Canada.

You see, this career is not for the faint of heart, it’s tough, it’s a daily challenge and it is the most rewarding career that most of us have ever experienced. It’s exciting, and draining and it forces every one of us to evaluate ours views of the world and of humanity on a regular basis.

Speaking only for myself, I can say that this, as my third career, has been by far the most challenging, growth inspiring and rewarding of anything I ever done.  As I head into the last half of my career I want to see this organization flourish and move into the future stronger, better and more open and welcoming than we have ever been.

I hope to see the people coming out of training equipped and ready to respond to all types of calls for assistance supported by the strength of their convictions, courage in their knowledge of the law and compassion for every person they come into contact with.  Everyone struggles to be their best every day, we are not any different.  We live with the same pressures, constraints and issues that every other Canadian experiences however I believe that as long as we continue to strive to uphold the core values of the RCMP we can offer not only the best service to our communities but one of the best and most rewarding careers to anyone who wants to join us in our mission as Canada’s national police service.

Proud of our traditions and confident in meeting future challenges, we commit to preserve the peace, uphold the law and provide quality service in partnership with our communities.

When I set my mind to joining the RCMP I was already 30 years old, I had young children, I was a smoker and physically not at the top of my game to say the least.  I worked hard to get to training in Regina, worked even harder while at training and then began my career in a town I had never heard of.  Were there lows? Absolutely! but if we don’t experience the lows, the highs will never be as sweet.  I’m proud of what I do, proud of the people I help and even more honored by the people that serve with me.

Come join us and wear the Red Serge with pride!

If you’re interested in joining the RCMP check out www.rcmp.ca and start on the amazing path to your future.