RCMP Hires Aboriginal Recruiter

Thursday, January 05, 2006 at 13:49



The RCMP division in Saskatchewan has hired a new Aboriginal personnel recruiter to focus on the hiring of Native recruits.


Cst. Monique Cooper, who identifies herself as a Metis, says her position as an Aboriginal recruiter is the RCMP’s way of reaching out to the Native community in Saskatchewan and trying to bridge the gap between policing and recruiting.


Cooper says it’s her job to work with provincial First Nations and Metis organizations, as well as educational institutions and other groups, to get the message out to the Aboriginal population that the RCMP offers an exciting, challenging and diverse career.


She says she will be travelling to the North to speak with communities — with a focus on the youth — about a career in the RCMP.


Anyone wanting to know more on the Aboriginal recruiting process can access information on the RCMP’s website at www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca.