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Citizen Police Academy (CPA)

Please note that registration for the Winter 2019 Citizen Police Academy is now closed. Please check back this summer to register for the Fall session.

About the Citizen Police Academy

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. Students will participate in both classroom and practical/hands-on sessions facilitated by members of specialized units within the Halton Regional Police Service.

Session topics include presentations by:

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.

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

The next session of CPA is set to begin on Thursday January 24, 2019, and run on each Thursday through March 21, 2019 (9 weeks). Classes will run from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and will be held in the Community Room at the new headquarters - 2485 North Service Road West, Oakville.

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.

Past Session Photos

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:

Cst. Steve Elms
905-825-4747 ext. 5041