Curious about what it’s like to be a police officer in Surrey?
The Surrey RCMP – the largest detachment in Canada – is now accepting applications for its second Citizen Police Academy, which will be running from Sept. 16 to Nov. 4, 2015.
The academy is an eight-week course designed to give residents and business owners an inside look into policing in Surrey. The interactive learning series aims to foster a better understanding between citizens and the RCMP and explore what the community can do together to enhance public safety.
The academy will feature presentations and demonstrations by police officers and staff on a variety of topics, including:
• Day in the life of a patrol officer
• Drugs and major crime
• Mental health and addictions
• Police Dog Services
• Crime prevention
• Traffic investigations
• Basic law and the court system
“We were very encouraged by the positive feedback received from last year’s inaugural academy and are pleased to be building on the program’s success this year,” says Surrey RCMP Officer in Charge Chief Supt. Bill Fordy. “When residents have a better understanding of the work of their local police and we have a better understanding of citizen concerns, we can work together to enhance public safety.”
Applicants to the Citizen Police Academy must meet the following criteria:
• Completed application form (available until July 31)
• 18 years of age or older as of Sept. 16
• 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 eight sessions (Wednesday evenings from Sept. 16-Nov. 4)
The application deadline is July 31.