Media Availability: Kamloops RCMP and SD73 Youth Academy

Kamloops City

2023-03-15 07:39 PDT

The Kamloops Community Policing Unit and the School District 73 are excited to announce a media availability for the annual 2023 RCMP Youth Academy.

The mini RCMP Depot experience will run during spring break at Brocklehurst Middle School. Over the six days, 16 students in Grades 11 and 12 will sleep in barracks, participate in daily fitness activities, attend drill and police defensive tactic classes, participate in scenarios, and learn about the numerous units and partnerships within the RCMP. Presenters attending throughout the week include those form the Indigenous Policing Service, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit – BC, Conservation, BC Sheriffs, BC Correctional Officers, BC Prosecution Service, and others.

The Kamloops RCMP and SD73 are offering a media availability to allow members of the press to attend the academy and obtain interviews, photos, and video of the participants and presenters.

Who: Kamloops RCMP Community Policing Unit, School District 73, and Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit – BC (CFSEU).

What: Media availability during a CFSEU presentation by Sgt. Brenda Winpenny.

Where: Brocklehurst Middle School, 985 Windbreak St., Kamloops.

When: Monday March 20, 2023, rom 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Members of the media are asked to arrive between 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. as this event is not open to the public.

Why: To allow local media access to the private event, as well as interview opportunities with participants and presenters.

Please confirm attendance before March 17, 2023, by contacting Cpl. Dana Napier at 250-299-8395 or emailing

Released by

Cpl. Crystal Evelyn

Media Relations Office
Kamloops RCMP
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3193
Fax: 250-828-3034


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