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Junior Police Academy

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.

Junior Police Academy runs three times a year: 

  • Spring Break
  • the 3rd Week of July
  • the 3rd Week of August

There are 25 spots available per session. During the July session we partner with Big Brothers & Big Sisters and during the August Session we partner with Boys & Girls Club of Calgary, reserving 12 spots for each partner. The remaining 13 spots for the July and August sessions are open to the public to register.

Youth 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 short 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
Calgary, AB
T3J 3R2

Alternatively, you can email us your application form to YouthMentorship@calgarypolice.ca or fax it to us at: 403-428-8393.