Can anyone out there tell me why a member of the RCMP cannot serve in the primary reserves? I know we could go on about a conflict of interest....But then why can Municipal police officers then serve? If it‘s because the RCMP is federal then why can customs and corrections officers still join. I believe that it is an antiquated rule that would need nothing more than a MOU between unit CO and Detachment OIC to determine that during time of need the RCMP job would come first. We all know that it needs an Act of Parliament to activate and call up the militia. Anyway does anyone out there have an idea of how to tackle this problem? In this period of poor recruiting wouldn‘t it be a prudent move to recruit individuals that have already passed a security screening ,are of good character as well as disciplinedand and are in good physical condition. Thanks your comments would be appreciated.