Friday August 11, 2017 


Coquitlam RCMP News

Kid Kadets

Youth have the chance to be cops for a week

CPL. Michael McLaughlin/Website photos




n just a few days, the Junior Mountie cadets will be on active duty and the Coquitlam RCMP would like to invite the media to attend the 2017 Junior Mountie Academy to see them in action. During the 5-day camp, this year's cadets will find out what it's like to process a crime scene, conduct a vehicle stop and the power of social media.

• When: Wednesday, August 16th from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
• Where: Poirier Recreation and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier Street, Coquitlam).
• How: As the camp is in a secure facility, ask for Cpl. Michael McLaughlin, Media Relations Officer at the front counter for access.

Everyone is invited to the 2017 Show 'N' Shine

Don’t miss this year’s Junior Mountie Police Academy’s Show ‘N’ Shine, Friday, August 18th. At this free, family-friendly interactive emergency response fair, first responders show off some of their lifesaving equipment, explain what the equipment does and answer questions.

The event will be jam-packed with demonstrations, interactive displays and information booths hosted by RCMP specialty sections as well as other public safety agencies such as Coquitlam Fire, BC Ambulance Service, Coquitlam Search and Rescue and BC Sheriff Service.

• When: Friday, August 18th between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.
• Where: Poirier Recreation and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier Street, Coquitlam)

Come by and get a close look at some of the specialized sections* that keep your community safe.

•  Air One  part of the RCMP's helicopter fleet will land between between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. 

•  The Explosive Disposal Unit will be on hand with their safety equipment to explain how they deal with explosives safely.

•  The Emergency Response Team's  tactical assault vehicle.

•  Volunteers from the Community Police Station's Child ID program will be on hand to fingerprint children.

•  ICBC with the fatal vision goggles simulating what impaired drivers see when they drive.

•  The Tri-Cities Speed Watch volunteers explaining the dangers of speeding and how they keep the community safe.

Many other RCMP police vehicles will be on display, including the Coquitlam RCMP patrol boat and mobile command vehicle.

Due to the nature of police work, some operational police vehicles may be not available if they are needed for an emergency elsewhere



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