Community Police Academy

Policing is a special calling – it’s not for everyone. The hours are long, the stress level can be high, and the expectations are sometimes off the chart. However, there are many positives to policing. Many police officers cite "making a difference" as one of the main elements in maintaining their motivation on the job. Many news stories as well as weekly shows (COPS, CSI, Exhibit 'A', etc.) have given the public a peek into the profession of policing. This has given the public a better idea of what challenges police officers face on a daily basis.

The Moose Jaw Police Service offers a popular program called the Community Police Academy. The goal of this program is to open the doors of the Police Service allowing people to explore the realm of policing within their own community. Based on the concept of Community Policing, the people of Moose Jaw are invited into the inner circle of policing with the aim to educate the public on how the Police Service continues to do to keep our city as safe as possible with the resources available. In addition, the academy fosters a collaborative approach helping people understand that detection and prevention of crime is everyone’s responsibility. Only by working together can we as a community put the bite on crime.

The Community Police Academy is set up to provide information on a number of police and justice related topics. We try to make each session as informative and interesting as possible, utilizing officers with specific expertise in different aspects of policing. The design of the program also involves practical components which include a ride-along portion. Participants are given an opportunity to spend a part of a weekend shift with a Patrol Team member. This allows for a first hand, real life experience in policing. Participants are able to see and experience the wide range of calls for service that our community presents to the police.

Space in all classes has limited space and structured for six weeks on Wednesday evenings between 7:00 and 9:30 pm from October 11th to November 15th. We are not currently accepting applications.

Listed below is the syllabus for the next Community Police Academy. The topics could change slightly depending on the availability of the speakers.

Dates 7:00 - 8:15 pm 8:30 - 9:30 pm
Welcome / Tour / Victims Services K9
Impaired Driving Drugs / Organized Crime
Forensic Identification Forensic Identification (cont'd)
Firearms (1/2 class) High Risk Stops / Self Defense (1/2 class)
Questions & Answers - Police Chief Graduation and Evaluations

An application form is available at the Moose Jaw Police Service Community Programs & Safety Unit or downloaded from the bottom of this page. The completed form can be delivered in person or mailed to:

Community Programs & Safety Unit
Moose Jaw Police Service
21 Fairford St. West
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
S6H 1V2

If you would like additional information, please contact us or phone: (306) 694-7687

Police Academy Application Form