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Calgary Police Service

Junior Police Academy

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a police officer? The Calgary Police Service Junior Police Academy gives youth aged 12 to 16 the opportunity to find out.

Junior Police Academy runs three times a year: 

The 2024 Junior Police Academy sessions are:

  • Monday, April 1 to Friday, April 5, 2024
  • Monday, July 15 to Friday 19, 2024
  • Monday, Aug. 12 to Friday, Aug. 16, 2024

There are 25 spots available per session.

Youth registered in the Junior Police Academy experience a look into the life of a Calgary police officer and many policing aspects including:

  • HAWCS helicopters
  • K9
  • Mounted Unit
  • Crime Scene Unit
  • Tactical Team
  • Traffic Unit
  • Public Safety Unit

Youth will also participate in presentations from a detective, the Gang Suppression Team and have the chance to learn about the history of the Calgary Police Service. The week concludes with participants marching on parade and receiving certificates.

If you're interested in joining the Junior Police Academy, submit the application form and include a short essay (no more than 250 words) expressing your interest in participating. There are no costs associated with this program. Youth will be selected one month before the session begins.

For more information, email

How to join

Complete the application form and submit it through one of the following methods:

  1. Email:
  2. Mail: Calgary Police Service, 5111 47 Street N.E., Calgary, AB, T3J 3R2


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