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Calgary Police Cadet Corps

The Cadet Corps is a youth program based on the Canadian Military Cadet Programs (Army, Navy, and Air).

The Cadet program runs September to May on Thursday nights from 5:45 to 9:15 p.m. The program also includes four to five weekend exercises per year, either on Saturday, or Saturday and Sunday (overnight).

Why join the Police Cadet Corps?

Fostering leadership abilities, cultural tolerance and career development among Calgary’s youth.

The Calgary Police Cadet Corps gives youth the unique opportunity to participate in a good team environment  while experiencing the world of policing. The focus is on policing while providing youth with leadership, citizenship, education, physical fitness, camaraderie and experiences that will support their personal development. Youth who join the Corps will develop social, academic and physical skill, producing an individual with confidence and respect. Members lead their peers not only through actions and words, but also through their mere presence.


  • There is no cost to join the Calgary Police Cadet Corps.
  • Uniforms and kit are provided.
  • Volunteer at activities and representing the Corps and the Calgary Police Service including  across Canada and the USA.
  • Potential credits for school through participation.

Applying to the Cadet Corps

To become a member of the Calgary Police Cadet Corps, you:

  • Must be a youth between 12 and 17.
  • Be of good moral character.
  • Have no criminal record.
  • Provide written parental/guardian consent.
  • Be available for an interview.

To find out more about the program and to apply, visit the Calgary Police Cadet Corps website.  For more information, email the Calgary Police Cadet Corps​ at ​ or call/text at 403-801-0861​.

About the program

It's with the generous support of Cenovus Energy that the Calgary Police Service Cadet Corps has become a reality.

The Cadet Corps is a program aimed at strengthening the bond between the CPS and youth in Calgary. The Calgary Police Cadet Corps is the result of efforts by CPS members to develop and implement a sustainable program that engages youth at a number of different levels.