Not necessarily the case. My recruit class had two PRes Infantry, a PRes combat engineer, a RegF combat engineer, a RegF Intelligence Officer, and a PRes Logistics Officer. I know police who were medics, intelligence, signals, boatswain, airborne electronic sensor operator… So yeah. Police services in Canada aren’t looking at veterans for the run and gun skills, but rather for a lot of other things.
This is out of date. Plenty of MPs coming in as laterals. Different services expect different levels of training, it a qualified MP who has gone on to do whatever their QL5 course is called now should be able to lateral if they’re competitive enough.
If you’re willing to go anywhere CAF might send you, have you considered simply putting in the application to RCMP or OPP as well?
Don’t say ‘no’ to yourself. Take the best shot you can at it. Make someone else say ‘no’. Maybe they won’t.