An RCMP confidential informant is a former RCMP officer working in a criminal investigation.
You can be hired by the RCMP if you have a criminal history and are willing to talk to the RCMP about a potential crime.
You also must be able to give the RCMP the names and addresses of people you want to work with, as well as the dates, times and places you plan to contact.
It is important to note that an informant is not required to tell the RCMP everything about their activities, so don’t feel obligated to do so.
You are also responsible for your own security and safety.
When you apply for the job, you are asked to fill out a form.
If you choose to do this, you must tell the office of the deputy minister or minister responsible for the department you want the job from that you have no reason to lie about your identity.
You may be asked to provide a sample of your criminal history.
You will also be asked about your criminal record and other relevant information, as per the instructions of the RCMP.
You must be at least 18 years old and have a good record of employment with the RCMP and your employer must be willing to put you through an interview.
You should be able give the information to the deputy or minister of the department where you want work.
You cannot use the confidential informant role for the purpose of obtaining or receiving money or property.
In order to apply for a confidential agent role, you need to complete an application form.
The form is available online.
Once you have completed the form, you will receive a response from the RCMP, which will include a summary of your application.
If the RCMP says they will consider your application, you can then contact the RCMP directly for further information.
If your application is accepted, the deputy can then interview you for the position.
The RCMP may not provide any information to an RCMP confidential agent that they would not be willing or able to provide to a criminal investigator or a police officer.
If an RCMP informant is hired, you have the right to ask questions about the circumstances of your interview and to have the interviewee’s name and address mentioned in the report.
If a person is interviewed by the confidential agent, they are required to sign a form saying that they understand that the confidential information is protected by section 10 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
You have the ability to have this information released to your lawyer.
In the meantime, you should continue to follow all instructions and make sure you have all the legal information you need in order to work.
For more information on confidential informant jobs or other jobs, visit www.cbc.ca/civillia.
If someone who is hired is convicted of a criminal offence, the information will be shared with the court.
If they are found guilty, they will not be permitted to work in the RCMP for another six months.
However, if they are pardoned, they may be allowed to work again in the agency.
You might want to take a look at the section of the Criminal Code that deals with informants and other jobs.
It states that if an employee of a Canadian Forces base has been convicted of, or pleads guilty to, a crime, the RCMP must release the information and the information may be shared if they decide to do that.
For information on whether an RCMP agent can be pardoned for other reasons, visit the Ministry of Justice website.
You’ll also want to look at a section of your Criminal Code.
It outlines the offences that may lead to an individual being charged with an offence under the Criminal Codes.
These offences include sexual assault, kidnapping, kidnapping with a weapon and fraud.
If charges are laid under this section, the charge is referred to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), which will determine if a person can be charged under the law.
You could also be charged with the offence of trafficking in human beings under the trafficking in persons act.
For further information on this offence, visit Canadian Criminal Code (Cth) section 12.
If convicted of one or more of the above offences, you could face a maximum sentence of three years imprisonment.
The Canadian Criminal Police Act makes it an offence to obtain information from someone under false pretenses.
If charged, you may be required to give information to police and the SIU, but if you are convicted, you won’t be allowed any further contact with the person, or the information, for five years.
If this is the first time you have received information from the confidential service, you might be eligible to receive a second confidential service from the SIUs website.
If that happens, you’ll also have the option of requesting a second and further confidential service within six months of the first confidential service.
If no confidential service is available, you would be required, within six weeks of the last confidential service you received, to provide another confidential service to a law enforcement agency.
The information you receive from the police will be made public