Learn with passion. Defend with courage. Serve with honour. At the Atlantic Police Academy, thousands of professionals have received the training required for a rewarding career in the fields of police sciences, firefighting, correctional services, sheriff and public safety, and conservation enforcement.
For over 40 years, the APA has provided a balanced blend of academic and hands-on training, offering students the confidence and skills needed for fulfilling jobs in the field.
Students are required to live on campus in the Atlantic Police Academy residence for the duration of their program. Each single-occupancy room includes a bathroom, fridge, television, air conditioning and heating. Common areas include a sitting room, laundry and kitchen (non-cooking) facilities.
Living in residence provides students with experiential learning in areas such as cooperation, problem solving, time management and communication skills. Through this interaction with fellow students outside the classroom setting, students develop a professional appreciation for teamwork and diversity.
Students are provided with 14 meals a week: breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Thursday, breakfast and lunch on Friday.
Summerside has grocery stores, movie theatres, restaurants and other amenities.
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 Atlantic Police Academy’s training facilities are equipped to meet the highest professional standards and reflect the changing demands in the fields of justice and emergency response.
Training resources include:
- the most technologically advanced live fire indoor range in Canada
- an interactive crime scene village and residential replica
- an interactive, high-risk Simunitions (paintball) training centre
- a 10,000-foot concrete runway for driver training
- fully-equipped police patrol vehicles
- a fully equipped gym, fitness centre and separate control tactics gym
- a specialized lab for the investigation of alcohol-related offences
- a specialized lab for the investigation, analysis and reconstruction of traffic accidents and crime scenes
- video and teleconference capabilities
- a resource library with individual study rooms
APA classroom sizes are controlled to ensure an effective student/teacher ratio.
The learning environment at the APA promotes student interaction, both inside and away from the classroom.
Canadian Police Knowledge Network
The Atlantic Police Academy is closely involved with the Canadian Police Knowledge Network (CPKN). CPKN is a collaborative, not-for-profit centre for technology-enhanced learning for the public safety community. Working with decision makers and training experts from across Canada, CPKN provides cost-effective courses, tools, and resources to enhance learning and training; facilitates collaboration across the sector; and advocates for the advancement of training models through competencies and standardization.
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.