Thank you for your interest in our Citizen Police Academy.  We are no longer accepting applications for our Fall 2021 Session.  Please check back later for our winter registration.

Have you ever wanted to learn firsthand about what our officers do each day? 

Our Citizen Police Academy (CPA) is a free, eight-week program, where Halton residents have an opportunity to come in and learn about policing in their community. Attendees can expect to participate in sessions led by members of specialized units of the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) including Drugs, Homicide, Emergency Services, and the Training Bureau.

Session Dates

The program runs three times a year; once in the winter, once in the spring, and once in the fall at our Headquarters. Registration for each session is open a few weeks before the session is set to run and is announced on our social media platforms.  The Fall 2021 Session dates are below.

  • Monday, September 27, 7pm-9pm
  • Monday, October 4, 7pm-9pm

  • Monday, October 18, 7pm-9pm

  • Monday, October 25, 7pm-9pm

  • Monday, November 1, 7pm-9pm

  • Monday, November 8, 7pm-9pm

  • Monday, November 15, 7pm-9pm

  • Monday, November 22, 7pm-9pm


To apply, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Work or reside in Halton region
  • Pass a background security check
  • Be able to attend all eight sessions


The Fall Session of our Citizen Police Academy is now full.  Please check back for our winter registration.


"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."

Contact Information

For more information about the Citizen Police Academy, contact:

Constable Ron Ferlin
Regional Community Mobilization Bureau
Phone: 905-825-4777 ext. 5169