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Welcome to the Cobourg Police Service's Citizen Police Academy

The Citizen Police Academy is an educational and informative program that allows citizens the opportunity to learn about the issues that face law enforcement efforts Ontario and more specifically, in Cobourg, Ontario.

The goals of the citizen academy are:

  • To provide a better understanding of policing in Cobourg

  • To provide stronger citizen/police relationships

  • To enhance lines of communication

  • The reduction of crime in our community

In cooperation with many partners, the Cobourg Police Service is honoured to offer the inaugural Cobourg Police Service Citizen Police Academy.

The goal of the Citizen Police Academy is not only to help local residents better understand police work in their community, but to develop stronger ties between our community and the police service in an effort to better address crime issues.

Community mobilization is an important and vital aspect of crime control in any community. It is through community cooperation and planning that we can best ensure quality police services in an organized and effective crime prevention effort.

The Citizen Police Academy is yet another mechanism for our Service to inform the public of what we do, improve communication, and obtain citizen input, assistance, and support throughout the community.

The Citizen Police Academy consists of three-hour blocks of instruction conducted weekly over an eight week period. Classes will be held at the Cobourg Police Service Training Room. 

We will be holding another session in the near future.

The instruction will be provided by staff from the Cobourg Police Service, community partners and other judicial officials.

All interested applicants should complete the application form.

Please contact Deputy Chief Paul VandeGraaf at the Cobourg Police Service with any questions you may have.