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Citizen Police Academy (CPA)

**We are now accepting application for Session 32 running from Sept 19 to Dec 5, 2017. Successful applicants for this session will be notified in August by email. All other applicants will be put on a waiting list for Session 33 which starts in January 2018**

The Halton Regional Police Service Citizen Police Academy (CPA) was launched in the spring of 2002 to give adult residents of Halton Region an opportunity to learn first-hand about policing issues, policies and programs in their communities.

On Tuesday nights from 7 to 10 pm over 12 weeks, the participants in the innovative, interactive and fun-filled CPA program attend presentations and take part in demonstrations at Police Headquarters by experienced members of the Halton Regional Police Service. Please see the Guidelines and Agreement before registering for the CPA.

Course topics include:

Students must attend a minimum of eight out of 12 classes.

A graduation ceremony is held at the end of the program. At this time, successful participants are honoured with a framed certificate and have their photo taken with the Chief.

Past Session Photos

How to Apply:

To be considered for the next intake, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Work or reside in Halton Region
  • Undergo and pass a security check

To apply online, click here to access the application form. If you receive an error message, please email Wendy.Gzechowski@haltonpolice.ca with the answers to all of the questions that appear in the application form.

Preference is given to applicants who reside and/or own a business in Halton Region.

Space is limited and participant selection takes place approximately one month prior to the start of class. Successful applicants will be notified via e-mail. Applications for unsuccessful applicants will be kept on file for future consideration.

Testimonials From Past CPA Classes:

"This has been one of the highlights of my adult life. I've learned so much and am enthused to share what I now know. I was fortunate to have been in the first class. Many thanks for the opportunity."

"The course allowed me to understand the hard work it takes to become a police officer. I am also impressed with the community programs that have been created by the Halton Regional Police Service. The officers I met are all nice people doing a demanding job. I feel better knowing they are out there on the frontline for my safety."

"The defense lawyer was informative and I appreciated his opinions on the shortcomings of the justice system with respect to the belief that money talks."

"All of the topics presented were very interesting and the speakers were very knowledgeable."

"I always thought the HRPS did a great job but after the Citizen Police Academy, their marks go up a lot higher. A salute to all the team leaders for a job well done."

For more information about the Halton Regional Police Service Citizen Police Academy, contact:

Sergeant Dave Tutte
905-825-4727
Dave.Tutte@haltonpolice.ca