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Citizens' Police Academy

The Fall, 2017 session is currently filled. 

The Citizens’ Police Academy (CPA) is an exclusive opportunity for individuals with professional or personal interest in community policing to acquire knowledge on police issues, practices and operations in the City of Edmonton with a desire to apply course materials to community policing issues and pass information on to community stakeholders. 

Spring, 2018 Session

Dates:  March 20 - June 12, 2018

Community Focus: To be determined

Classes will take place each Tuesday from 6:30 - 9:30 pm.

Location:  Yet to be determined

View the brochure

Download  Citizen's Police Academy Application 

When you participate in CPA, you will:

  • Make a difference in your community
  • Increase your knowledge of community policing
  • Discover crime prevention strategies
  • Better understand your police service

Other benefits include:

  • Increased awareness of current policing issues
  • Knowledge of the complexities and subtleties of police work
  • Greater understanding of community involvement in crime and safety issues
  • Tools to assist in making your community safer
  • Opportunity to connect with others in the community concerned about the same issues as yourself
  • Open and ongoing dialogue between the community and the Edmonton Police Service.

Requirements to attend:

  • 18 years or older
  • Undergo a Police Information Check
  • Able to attend 9 of the 12 classes
  • Associated with an organization or program which works with the the local community, EPS or has an interest in community policing and crime prevention.
  • For more information email: citizenspoliceacademy@edmontonpolice.ca

Please Note:  Priority will be given to those who work or reside within the EPS Northwest Divisional Boundaries and are associated to an agency, organization or program that would directly benefit from the information received from the class. This class IS NOT intended for those wishing to become police members in the future.

Topics covered:

Over the course of 13 sessions, your class will cover many aspects of the police service, with a strong emphasis on community policing. Through interactive, hands on learning, practical demonstrations, real life scenarios and case studies, you will cover topics including:

  • Basic criminal law
  • A day in the life of a Police Officer
  • Community policing
  • Crime scene investigation
  • Economic crimes
  • Child protection
  • Homicide
  • Gangs
  • Drugs
  • Graffiti
  • Problem solving
  • History of policing
  • Police dispatch centre
  • Beat officers
  • Prostitution/Vice
  • Community stations
  • Victim services
  • Restorative justice
  • Bylaw
  • Crime prevention
  • Auto theft
  • Crime prevention through
    environmental design
  • Addressing disorder houses
 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:  February 28, 2018

Due to the time required to process the Enhanced Security Clearance we cannot accept applications after this deadline.