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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #350 on: March 20, 2019, 13:28:42 »
QL3 is 91 training days, so approx 4.5 months, plus 4 additional days added afterwards for Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) training.

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #351 on: March 20, 2019, 13:32:07 »
Thank you for your help.

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #352 on: March 20, 2019, 21:21:50 »
QL3 is 91 training days, so approx 4.5 months, plus 4 additional days added afterwards for Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) training.
What do typical days look like during the course?

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #353 on: March 20, 2019, 22:56:56 »
How busy are MPs? Do they get a call after a call like the RCMP ?

MP usually aren’t as busy as their civilian counterparts. It can definitely depend on where you are posted though. Some detachments will have a steady call volume and some will have no calls for days. MP jurisdiction is similar to policing a small town and therefore the volume won’t be as high as bigger city police forces.

 
What do typical days look like during the course?

The course will have Use of Force which consists of shooting, IARD, OC spray, self defence and such (the fun part), then there is the usual classroom days where you learn civilian and military laws along with how to perform your day to day police work ie. note taking, accident investigation, report writings etc. After this there is scenarios where you get to put all you have learned together and tackle situations hands on with a partner. So day to day varies quite significantly. But it will be the usual PT in the morning or inspections for indoc period. Academy time is usually 8-4 mon-fri depending on what you are doing, and weekends you will have free after 4 weeks if your good. During nights you will probably be studying or practicing drills, or at the H Club.... depends on the week I guess. Hope this gives you some insight.
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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #354 on: March 20, 2019, 23:07:19 »
How busy are MPs?

Some detachments will have a steady call volume and some will have no calls for days.

What would you do if there are no calls
at all? Just a random patrol ?

For reference to the discussion,

Call Volume 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=104516.0
OP: "How many calls would you average in a shift?"
OP "Just curious as to what would be the majority of calls an MP would receive, and what would they spend the most time on? Traffic? Assaults? Thefts etc."

« Last Edit: March 20, 2019, 23:10:12 by mariomike »

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #355 on: March 20, 2019, 23:07:55 »
MP usually aren’t as busy as their civilian counterparts. It can definitely depend on where you are posted though. Some detachments will have a steady call volume and some will have no calls for days. MP jurisdiction is similar to policing a small town and therefore the volume won’t be as high as bigger city police forces.

 
The course will have Use of Force which consists of shooting, IARD, OC spray, self defence and such (the fun part), then there is the usual classroom days where you learn civilian and military laws along with how to perform your day to day police work ie. note taking, accident investigation, report writings etc. After this there is scenarios where you get to put all you have learned together and tackle situations hands on with a partner. So day to day varies quite significantly. But it will be the usual PT in the morning or inspections for indoc period. Academy time is usually 8-4 mon-fri depending on what you are doing, and weekends you will have free after 4 weeks if your good. During nights you will probably be studying or practicing drills, or at the H Club.... depends on the week I guess. Hope this gives you some insight.
That’s awesome, thank you! I finish BMQ tomorrow and am just curious what to expect.... ql3 sounds much more  interesting than basic has been hahah


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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #356 on: March 20, 2019, 23:14:48 »

What would you do if there are no calls
at all? Just a random patrol ?

Yes, go out and be proactive. Do traffic stops, patrol your areas and such. It’s also a great time to catch up on files you may have ongoing. Or.... go to the gym, drink Tim Hortons and or McDonald’s coffee  :D ..... being proactive keeps the day going by fast so that’s usually the better option.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2019, 23:31:25 by coyote489 »
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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #357 on: March 21, 2019, 14:37:21 »
Hi- I was successful with the MPAC- received an email letting me know.  I’ve had no calls or offers since.  In the meantime I was offered a trades position.  I plan on turning that down and waiting for an MP offer but I have no luck getting a recruitment officer to call me back.  Is it just a matter of waiting now for an MP offer to come or am I gambling by not taking the trade?  I have no idea about the military processes so any insight is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #358 on: March 24, 2019, 15:49:18 »
Hey everyone,

I have enrolment on the 3rd and start basic on the 15th.

Just wondering if there is any training between basic and MP Academy? Basic ends June 21 and I heard that the Academy will only start in August? Just wondering what I’d be doing between those times.

Also, when do they get you to list your preferred postings? How many choices do you get?

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #359 on: March 24, 2019, 16:55:01 »
Congrats! You should be headed to BMQ-L, but given the shift of the start date of the QL3 to the left into July in order to accommodate SFST at the end of the QL3, it probably isn't going to happen and I'd guess you're going to be told to take leave or get sent somewhere for a brief OJE period. If that happens,  you should be sent on your BMQ-L shortly after arrival at your first posting.

You will get asked for your 3 potential choices not long after you start your QL3 but won't actually find out where you are posted until about a month before graduation.

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #360 on: March 24, 2019, 20:20:32 »
Going to be a couple of us starting Basic on the 15th it sounds like !

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #361 on: March 25, 2019, 01:58:25 »
Going to be a couple of us starting Basic on the 15th it sounds like !

I’m starting BMQ on the 15th as well.

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #362 on: March 25, 2019, 10:19:45 »
I’m starting BMQ on the 15th as well.

Sweet, see you all there then

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #363 on: March 29, 2019, 11:08:28 »
Congrats! You should be headed to BMQ-L, but given the shift of the start date of the QL3 to the left into July in order to accommodate SFST at the end of the QL3, it probably isn't going to happen and I'd guess you're going to be told to take leave or get sent somewhere for a brief OJE period. If that happens,  you should be sent on your BMQ-L shortly after arrival at your first posting.

You will get asked for your 3 potential choices not long after you start your QL3 but won't actually find out where you are posted until about a month before graduation.

What does BMQ-L consist of? I just found out yesterday I start it Monday the 8th. I’m a little nervous about it.

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #364 on: March 29, 2019, 11:25:03 »

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #366 on: March 29, 2019, 15:08:18 »
Thank you!

You are welcome. Good luck. :)

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Re: Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #367 on: April 05, 2019, 18:26:06 »
Well my ot went through and I got selected! So I'll see you guys on the actual course as I don't have to do basic or bmq land.

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Re: Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #368 on: April 05, 2019, 18:52:39 »
Well my ot went through and I got selected! So I'll see you guys on the actual course as I don't have to do basic or bmq land.

Congrats! Where are you doing OJE? Or are you staying with your current unit until course?

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Re: Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #369 on: April 05, 2019, 20:50:20 »
Congrats! Where are you doing OJE? Or are you staying with your current unit until course?

I'm not sure, I have a tentative COS date of July so if I'm on the next course seems like I will be staying with my unit unless that date changes. I would prefer OJE but I won't complain I'm in a good spot at my unit so time will still fly by and I can help get some stuff done before I'm out of there.

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Re: Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #370 on: April 06, 2019, 11:47:36 »
I'm not sure, I have a tentative COS date of July so if I'm on the next course seems like I will be staying with my unit unless that date changes. I would prefer OJE but I won't complain I'm in a good spot at my unit so time will still fly by and I can help get some stuff done before I'm out of there.

Well good luck, hope to meet you on course

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Re: Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #371 on: April 08, 2019, 15:01:53 »
I'm not sure, I have a tentative COS date of July so if I'm on the next course seems like I will be staying with my unit unless that date changes. I would prefer OJE but I won't complain I'm in a good spot at my unit so time will still fly by and I can help get some stuff done before I'm out of there.
The next QL3 is scheduled to start on 17 Jul 19, so if the timelines from last year hold, your actual posting date to BTL won't give you any time for OJE. As with any posting though, you can ask for a 30 day move to the left; the other option is to just ask to do your OJE informally prior to the posting to BTL.

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Re: Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #372 on: April 08, 2019, 19:16:24 »
The next QL3 is scheduled to start on 17 Jul 19, so if the timelines from last year hold, your actual posting date to BTL won't give you any time for OJE. As with any posting though, you can ask for a 30 day move to the left; the other option is to just ask to do your OJE informally prior to the posting to BTL.

I just finished my BMQ last week and got posted on OJT in Ottawa for the time being. I have not been told when my next training would be (which I am assuming would be SQ/BMQ-L from what I am reading above). Are all MP candidates who finish basic before June guaranteed a spot on the next QL3 course in June, or is there a chance that I would miss this course and have to sit around Ottawa for a while?
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Re: Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #373 on: April 08, 2019, 21:41:19 »
I just finished my BMQ last week and got posted on OJT in Ottawa for the time being. I have not been told when my next training would be (which I am assuming would be SQ/BMQ-L from what I am reading above). Are all MP candidates who finish basic before June guaranteed a spot on the next QL3 course in June, or is there a chance that I would miss this course and have to sit around Ottawa for a while?
If you make it through BMQ-L in time, yes, you will have a spot.

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #374 on: June 12, 2019, 15:03:37 »
How is everyone doing? Anyone get the invite for the July MPAC happening in TO?