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Minister Steven Blaney Attends RCMP Cadet Graduation in Regina, SK

Gets first-hand look at RCMP Depot's world class training facility

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN -- (Marketwired) -- 03/10/14 -- Public Safety Canada

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, was in Regina today to visit RCMP Academy "Depot" Division's facilities and participate in the Troop 15 graduation ceremony.

Since 2006, the Harper Government has made significant investments in order to help the RCMP upgrade and expand its infrastructure, including the RCMP Academy in Regina. This funding has enabled the RCMP to further develop its state-of-the-art training facility, thereby ensuring that cadets develop and maintain the skills required to protect Canadians.

Quick Facts

--  The RCMP Academy, "Depot" Division, is the only facility in Canada used
    for training RCMP cadets and has undergone significant renovations over
    the last several years.

--  In addition to RCMP cadets, RCMP Depot provides training to various
    national and international law enforcement and regulatory agencies.

--  Over 5,000 people have completed training through the RCMP's National
    Law Enforcement Training Unit (NLET) including Canadian federal,
    provincial, and municipal government agencies, and law enforcement
    agencies from countries throughout the world, including Spain, Haiti and
    the US.

Quotes

"Our Government is taking strong action to ensure that law enforcement has the training and resources in place to keep our streets and communities safe. I am very pleased to have had the opportunity to visit RCMP "Depot" Division's training facility in Regina where, since 2006, we have made significant investments in order to help the RCMP upgrade and expand its infrastructure. Depot's state-of-the-art training facilities teach RCMP cadets not only how to physically carry out their duties, but also how to make split-second decisions when faced with a dangerous situation. This new generation of officers will play an important role in keeping Canadians safe in the years to come."

- Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

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- RCMP "Depot" Division

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Contacts:
Jason Tamming
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Public Safety and
Emergency Preparedness
613-991-2924

Media Relations
Public Safety Canada
613-991-0657

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