RCMP Veterans In The News

Photograph of unknown RCMP member with crest (source of photo - Sheldon Boles)




Over the past few days, several RCMP Veterans have been in the news.

Their stories are include below for your information.





Legendary Mountie MacRae Overhauled Training At ‘Depot’ – REGINA — When Bill MacRae joined the RCMP, recruits — all of them male — got training heavy on physical fitness and riding horses. Little attention, he recalled decades later, was given to the psychology of the police officer’s job.

MacRae, who died Feb. 24, played a large part in changing that.

He was the chief training officer at the Force’s Regina “Depot” Division from 1967 until 1979, overseeing a revolutionary array of changes including female recruits and a shift to human relations training. Read more

Ex-Mountie Facing Cocaine Charges Remains Behind Bars Until March – New Brunswick – A former New Brunswick Mountie facing cocaine charges, who has been in custody for almost three months, will remain behind bars until at least March.

Albert Michelin, 50, made a brief appearance inMoncton provincial courton Tuesday, but once again his lawyer temporarily waived his right to a bail hearing. Read more