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OPP announce Civilian Police Academy launch

OPP announce Civilian Police Academy launch

Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Bruce Peninsula OPP are pleased to announce launch of the Civilian Police Academy.

The Academy will give Grey County and Bruce Peninsula residents 18 years and older an opportunity to learn first-hand about policing issues, policies and programs in their communities. The program is designed to let you see first hand what police are doing every day in your community. 

The goal of the Academy is to provide a better understanding of policing in Grey County and Bruce Peninsula, provide stronger citizen/police relations, reduce crime and enhance the lines of communication.

There will be eight sessions on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m. starting February 6 and running until March 27, 2019. The sessions will take place at either the Chatsworth or Wiarton OPP detachments.

While session topics are subject to change, they are expected to include a variety of presentations including:

Major Crime Unit
Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU)
Emergency Response Team (ERT) and Canine Unit (K9)
Victim Services
Crime Stoppers
Mental Health and Community Mobilization Officer
Community Safety Officer (CSO), School and Youth Resource Officer
Forensic Identification Unit (FIS) and Scenes of Crime Officer (SOCO)
Crown Attorney
Recruitment Unit
Auxiliary Unit
Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU)
Traffic Enforcement and Motor Vehicle Collision Investigation
Cyber Crime Unit
Human Trafficking

Subjects are discussed in an effort to make participants familiar with the different operations of the OPP. The course is not intended to train people to be police officers and is not solely for people interested in a career in policing.

There are limited spots available. Interested applicants should email their contact information along with a brief explanation of why they are interested in participating to Sgt. Nigel Heels at or Sgt. Nigel Heels can also be reached directly at 519-375-6179 if you have any questions. 

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Debbie Powell commented on 29-Nov-2018 06:48 PM3 out of 5 stars
Is this offered in other areas?
South Grey News commented on 30-Nov-2018 10:36 AM3 out of 5 stars
Hi, Debbie. So far there has only been information released from Grey County and Bruce Peninsula detachments.

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