Car­bon woman en­joys RCMP De­pot camp

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - Kyle Smylie The Drumheller Mail sub­mit­ted

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.

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