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Atlantic Police Academy
In the fast-paced world of law enforcement, ensuring that you get the law enforcement training and upgrading you need while balancing the demands of the profession is a challenge. The Atlantic Police Academy provides students with the means to rise to that challenge.
The Atlantic Police Academy, a division of Holland College, is the pre-eminent law enforcement training institution in Canada. Offering both full time and in-service programs, the Academy trains men and women who want to enter the field of law enforcement, and offers advanced training to dedicated law enforcement professionals who need to upgrade their skills or acquire new skills in order to effectively apply new technology in their jurisdictions.
Since the Academy opened its doors in 1971, thousands of law enforcement professionals have received the training they needed to enter and remain in the field. Graduates from the Academy can be found working across Canada, and law enforcement professionals from all over the country turn to the Atlantic Police Academy when they need further training.
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In addition to its full time law enforcement programs, the Academy offers in-service courses in specialized areas for experienced law enforcement officers. The courses are delivered at advanced levels at the Atlantic Police Academy and on site, depending on the training requirements. These courses are suitable for any officer and agency involved with professional law enforcement.
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Full-time programs offered at the Atlantic Police Academy are:
- Basic Firefighting
- Conservation Enforcement
- Correctional Officer
- Sheriff and Public Safety Officer (formerly Law & Security)
- Police Science (Cadet)
Technology and Training
The Academy provides current and future law enforcement personnel with high quality hands-on practical and professional training. Located at Slemon Park near Summerside, the Academy recently completed an $8.5 million renovation project that expanded and updated the facility and its technology, enabling the Academy to significantly add to its programs. The renovations are part of the process of continual appraisal of resources that ensures that the programs offered at the Academy are relevant, meet the highest professional standards, and reflect the constantly changing demands of the justice and emergency response professions.
At the Atlantic Police Academy, classroom sizes are carefully controlled to ensure that a safe student/teacher ratio is maintained. High quality contemporary training standards are employed in all of the Academy's programs, and students learn using the latest equipment and resources including:
- The most technologically advanced live fire indoor range in Canada
- A unique and tactically innovated Interactive Crime Scene Village and Domestic Residence
- A Simmunitions (paintball) Interactive High Risk Training Centre
- A 10,000-ft concrete runway for Patrol and Guaranteed Arrival driver training
- Fourteen fully equipped police patrol vehicles
- A fully equipped sports gymnasium, fitness center, and separate control tactics gym
- Two advanced computer labs, one dedicated to training for Internet Crime Investigations and Police Data Retrieval
- A specialized technology lab for the investigation of alcohol-related offences
- A specialized technology lab for the investigation, analysis and reconstruction of traffic accidents and crime scenes
- Video and teleconference capabilities
- A modern resource library with computer reference and research capability and individual study rooms
- A student lounge for dining and breaks
- A customized residence featuring private rooms for the Police Science (Cadet) program. Each room has its own bathroom, air conditioning,and wiring for cable TV, telephone and internet service connections.
Students learn in an environment that enables them to get the most out of their training at the Atlantic Police Academy and to form friendships that will last a lifetime.
Canadian Police Knowledge Network
The Atlantic Police Academy is closely involved with the Canadian Police Knowledge Network (CPKN). Operating from the Atlantic Technology Centre, CPKN is the leading not-for-profit provider of e-learning for the Canadian law enforcement community. CPKN works directly with police services and training institutions from across the country to develop effective, relevant, and economical e-learning training options for police. Since the launch of CPKN's online learning portal in October 2004, thousands of police officers across Canada have used CPKN courses to enhance their knowledge and re-certify essential skills for effective enforcement.
For more information, please visit the CPKN website at www.cpkn.ca.
All programs at the Atlantic Police Academy are reviewed on a regular basis in order to ensure their relevance to the law enforcement profession. The changing environment of Canadian communities and new law enforcement methods and technologies are constantly monitored and assessed. Employers, administrators, supervisors, graduates and other interested stakeholders from government and the community participate in the formal review process of all of the Academy's programs.
Students in the Police Science (Cadet) and Conservation Enforcement programs are required to stay in barracks. For students in all other Atlantic Police Academy programs, Holland College's Student Services Department provides information to help students find suitable accommodations in the local community. The Summerside Area Accommodations List includes houses, rooms with kitchen privileges, homes offering room and board, and listings for individuals seeking roommates. The list is available on the Student Services section of the College website. Students who wish to stay closer to the Academy can contact Slemon Park Corporation at 902-423-1780.