Kamloops RCMP will be holding the annual RCMP Youth Academy from Saturday, Mar. 18th to Thursday, Mar. 23th at Brocklehurst Middle School.
“It is the seventh year the program has been delivered in Kamloops and allows approximately 20 grade 11 and 12 students to spend a week going through a boot-camp style training led by RCMP members,” said Cpl. Jodi Shelkie, RCMP spokesperson.
The training closely resembles the experience at the RCMP depot in Regina.
“The program provides information for young people to make decisions about their career path after they graduate.”
Shelkie said that while the training is aimed at students interested in a law enforcement career, all students benefit from the program whether they go on to work in law enforcement or not.