Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a police officer? The Calgary Police Service's Junior Police Academy gives youths aged 12 to 16 the opportunity to find out.
The Junior Police Academy experience
For our July session we reserve 12 spots for our partner Big Brothers and Big Sisters Organization, with the remaining 12 spots available for the public to register. For our August session we reserve 12 spots for our partner Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary, with the remaining 12 spots available for the public to register.
Youths in the Junior Police Academy experience an inside look into the life of a Calgary police officer. They get an "up close" look at many Police aspects, including:
- HAWCS helicopters,
- Police firearms range,
- Outdoor pursuit driving track,
- Drug Unit,
- Crime Scene Unit,
- Tactical Team,
- Traffic Unit and more.
The week concludes with the kids marching on parade and receiving their certificates.
If you're interested in joining the Junior Police Academy, submit the application form and include a word essay (no more than 250 words) stating why you want to participate. There is no costs associated with this program. Youth will be selected one month before the session begins.
For more information, email YouthMentorship@calgarypolice.ca.
How to join
Print, sign and forward the application form to:
Calgary Police Service
5111 47 Street NE
Alternatively, you can email us your application form to YouthMentorship@calgarypolice.ca or fax it to us at: 403-428-8393