Carbon woman enjoys RCMP Depot camp
A Carbon woman and recent graduate of Acme High School was accepted into an RCMP Depot camp after she was selected as one of the ten best prospects in the province.
Laura Pratt, 18, applied through K-division recruiting and interview processes to come out as one of 10 out of 100 students in Alberta to at
tend the RCMP Depot Youth Camp in Regina in early August.
Days consisted of drill practice, police defensive tactics, fitness, and presentations, along with a firearms class and defensive driving simulations.
Pratt said the camp pushed the prospective RCMP officers to the limits of their endurance, and taught them to keep pushing to win any challenge.
“It shows how physically fit you need to be in order to make it through depot and into the RCMP,” she said. “I have been accepted into Le- thbridge College’s Criminal Justice - Policing program and by the time I’m 21 I plan to ap- ply to Depot for their 26 week long program.”
Laura Pratt, 18, pictured outside the RCMP Museum in Regina. Pratt was one of only ten Alberta students to be invited to attend the RCMP Depot Youth Camp in Regina from August 7 to 13.