Wanted: Applicants for Citizen and Youth Police Academy
Friday, May 4, 2018

Looking for opportunities to get involved in your community? Want to know more about policing in Surrey? Curious about forensics, police dog training, or crime prevention?

The Surrey RCMP’s 2017 Citizen and Youth Police Academy will be running from September 12th to November 14th, 2018. Youth applications are being accepted from May 1-31 and citizen applications will be available June 1-29.

The Citizen and Youth Police Academy is a nine week course designed to give Surrey residents an inside look into policing in Surrey. This interactive learning series aims to foster a better understanding between Surrey citizens and the RCMP and explore what the community can do together to enhance public safety.

“These academies are a unique opportunity for us to bring local residents, youth, and business owners together to learn more about our programs and services and help us create a safer, more livable city,” says Surrey RCMP Community Services Officer Supt. Shawn Gill. “Every year we are encouraged by the feedback we receive from participants and the realization of how much they can contribute to public safety and are a vital part of crime reduction in our community.”

Youth applicants to the Police Academy must meet the following criteria:

  •          Completed application form (available at www.surrey.rcmp.ca from May 1-31)
  •          In grade 10, 11, or 12 as of September 12, 2018
  •          Student in Surrey
  •          Complete and pass a criminal record check (no record or pending charges)
  •          Be eager to learn, engage and participate in the course
  •          Be available to attend all 9 sessions (Sept. 12-Nov. 14 no session Oct 31)

*Application deadline for youth is May 31, 2018.

Citizen applicants to the Police Academy must meet the following criteria:

  •          Completed application form (available at www.surrey.rcmp.ca from June 1-29)
  •          18 years of age or older as of September 12, 2018
  •          Resident or business owner in Surrey
  •          Complete and pass a criminal record check (no record or pending charges)
  •          Be eager to learn, engage and participate in the course
  •          Be available to attend all 9 sessions (Sept. 12-Nov. 14 no session Oct 31)

*Application deadline for citizens is June 29, 2018.

For more information and for application information, visit www.surrey.rcmp.ca or email Surrey.CPA-EPA.Surrey@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.