Dating a cop, and especially being married to a cop takes courage.
Just as it takes a special and strong kind of person to be in law enforcement, it takes a certain someone to handle the pressures of being in a relationship with a man or woman who wears a badge.
This training centre, now closed, was located by the present Ottawa RCMP stables, where the horses of the RCMP Musical Ride are kept off-season.
The buildings of the former Ottawa training centre have become the Canadian Police College, a Canadian government institution which offers continuing-education courses for currently employed police officers.
The hard part is being completely honest with yourself in determining if you are of the right stock to pursue, capture and happily keep your cop in a relationship.
Rosallee Scott has been a freelance writer since 1998.
It delivers updated and highly specialized training to experienced RCMP officers and to members of other forces from around the world who want to improve their knowledge.
Many Canadian municipal and provincial police forces hire police officers who graduated from the RCMP Academy.
In the early 1990s, the six-month thorough military-style RCMP training was slightly modified to face the new make-up of trainees.
Realize that not everyone is cut out to be in law enforcement and not everyone is cut out to be in a relationship with those that have chosen the career.
Just as police officers are not always recognized for the work that they do, it is just as rare that you will receive any recognition for the part you play in being their "better half." Figuring out how to date a cop is, in reality, as easy as pursuing any other person.
The truth is that, when dating a cop, some days are mediocre and boring, those that do mimic TV you may never even know about due to confidentiality requirements and after a long day, your lover will be tired like everyone else.
Evaluate your patience and strength of character in the face of adversity.