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The Chatham-Kent Police Service is once again offering the Citizens Police Academy program beginning in March.

The Citizen’s Police Academy is a program offered to enhance the partnership between the citizens of our community and their Police Service through an interactive educational opportunity.

The academy consists of 12 classes, beginning in March.  Classes will be held every Wednesday night from 6:30 pm until 10:00 pm.  Seniors are encouraged to attend.

Classes involve presentations and demonstrations by the Chief of Police, Drugs and Street Crime, Major Crime Investigation, Identification & Forensics, Crime Prevention, the Critical Incident Response Team, Traffic plus several other units within the Service.

The subjects taught are intended to make participants familiar with the operation of the Chatham-Kent Police Service.  The course is not intended to train people to be police officers.

All Citizen Academy students will be afforded the opportunity to participate in a Ride-Along with a Community Patrol officer. Participants will be required to sign a waiver prior to the Ride-Along.

Participants must:

  • Be of good moral character
  • Subject of a background investigation
  • Be 19 years of age or older

Interested members of the public are asked to complete a Citizen’s Police Academy application form accompanied with a copy of photo identification.  Forms can be obtained online at  Applications will no longer be accepted after February 24, 2020.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.




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