WALKING THE BEAT: Time’s Running Out To Sign Up For This Year’s Citizen Police Academy

Second Annual Offering Covering Everything from A to Z, Minus the Badge and Gun

You’ve got until the end of the week to sign up for a class that’ll take you through all the ins and outs of law enforcement.

“…we’re ‘committed to our community.’ That’s what it says on our cars. “

Peter Leon, Barrie Police Service

The Barrie Police Service is holding it’s second ever Citizen Police Academy, and is taking applications for 20 folks to get in. The Barrie Police Service’s Peter Leon wants the public to learn all about the service, “You know, we’re ‘committed to our community.’ That’s what it says on our cars. And by offering an opportunity like this, we’re opening up our doors for up to twenty people to come in and learn first hand about what their Barrie Police Service is all about.”

Traffic enforcement only one of the subjects covered in a Citizen Police Academy starting May 2nd.

It is limited to twenty people; applicants will attend eight sessions each Thursday from May 2nd to June 20th, with an official graduation ceremony to boot. The lessons will cover subjects through the Barrie Police’s training, forensic identification, marine, traffic, fraud, canine, homicide, and tactical support units. Leon points out however, you don’t get all the benefits after graduating, “no, no gun and badge.”

Up to twenty people will be accepted into the eight-week long course

Police say preference will be given to applicants who reside in the City of Barrie.  Successful candidates will be required to undergo a background police records check due to the sensitive nature of the material that will be presented. To qualify, interested applicants must be:

  • 18 years of age or older,
  • have no criminal record and  
  • be of good moral character.

A copy of the application you need to fill out can be found here. All interested candidates should submit their application no later than March 22, 2019 to:

The Barrie Police Service
29 Sperling Drive
Barrie, ON L4M 6K9
Attention: Employment Unit
RE: 2019 Citizen Police Academy