ARCOLA - The Carlyle RCMP is congratulating Turquoise McArthur, a Grade 11 student at Arcola School and community member of Pheasant Rump Nakota First Nation, on being selected for the RCMP’s National Youth Advisory Committee.
On Sept. 15, during a school assembly, members of the Carlyle RCMP - Staff Sgt. Michael Shortland, Const. Avery South and Const. Dani Zaya - presented McArthur with flowers to celebrate her appointment to this prestigious youth board. Arcola School principal Ron Wardrope was excited and proud but not surprised when he found out that McArthur had been asked to join this national youth committee.
“She was actually sitting in my law 30 class when she got the news,” he said. “And we could all see how excited she was to receive it. Turquoise works hard and I know that she has been passionate about pursuing a career in law enforcement for some time now, so I was very happy for her.”
According to McArthur, policing is something she has long been interested in.
“I want to give the help to others that I never received and I want to be able to one day give back to my community in this way,” she said.
The RCMP’s National Youth Advisory Committee comprises of approximately 125 diverse youths, aged 13-21, from each province and territory of Canada who have the opportunity to provide their unique perspectives to the RCMP on reconciliation, bullying and cyber bullying, online safety, transportation safety and impaired driving, cannabis and substance abuse, mental health, healthy relationships and sexual consent, and gender and sexual diversity.
The RCMP is very grateful to the National Youth Advisory Committee, as their members provide valuable input for policies, programs and strategies, which result in officers being able to better support and connect with youths.