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Nunavut RCMP plan recruitment program for Inuit officers

Inuit RCMP Sgt Merle Carpenter. Photo: CBC News.

RCMP Sgt Merle Carpenter. Photo: CBC News.

Sergeant Merle Carpenter says RCMP last hired an Inuit officer over 8 years ago

CBC News, May 22, 2015

Nunavut RCMP are looking for more Inuit police officers, and have launched an ambitious program aimed at growing the number of Inuit in law enforcement.

Taught in Iqaluit, the Inuit Cadet Development Program is aimed at Nunavut high school graduates. The 8-month course would be taught like a boot camp, shaping students physically and mentally, while taking courses related to policing. Read the rest of this entry