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Policeing in Newfoundland, RNC & RCMP

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is Newfoundland and Labrador's Provincial Police Service. The RNC dates back to 1729. In the 19th century, the RNC was modelled after the Royal Irish Constabulary with the secondment in 1844 of Timothy Mitchell of the Royal Irish Constabulary to be Inspector General, making it the oldest civil police force in North America.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Policeis the Canadian national police service and an agency of the Ministry of Public Safety Canada.
In 1932 to 1938, the size of the RCMP has doubled, to 2,350, as it took over provincial policing in Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

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RNC & RCMP History

Training & EducationTo become qualified as a Polic Officer (RNC or RCMP) you have to have done these courses:
  • Two Phsycology
  • Two English
  • One Socialogy

You can do these courses in MUN (Memorial University of Newfoundland) they also have police studies, you can do this course as an elective but you need to have done two phsycologies, a socialogy and two Englishes. You can also do criminology but it is only available in your second year of MUN.
After you have finnished and passed these courses you then can apply for RNC/RCMP. You have to answer a series of questions on the application, then you pass it in and sign up by November (the due date is different each year). Then you are asked to do the PARE test (Physical Abilities Requirement Evaluation) you have 3 minutes and 45 seconds to complete. If you have made it through you then are aquired to do a polygraph, then an interview. They can only take about 20-30 participants each year in the training program. So they pick what they think are the best participants for the program. The also look for people who have a lot of volunteering!
Police Studies in MUN

The P.A.R.E Test

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Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Official Site

Work Opportunities & Sallary


The salary for RNC starts at about $40,000 but will increase after the number of year your work as a police officer and depending of how many shifts you work a week and if you work any time after five you are paid more then as usual in the morning times.

You also get benefits such dental insurance.

Canadian Police College

Wordle: RNC