Community Police Academy

The Toronto Police Service is starting a Community Police Academy

The Toronto Police Service recognizes that public expectations of its police service have changed with priority being placed on transparency, accountability, and collaborative, respectful engagements.  We want this too and we believe that a Community Police Academy can have a positive impact on how the public views the police.

This eight-week course will teach you all about policing in Toronto.  From our rich history, to neighbourhood policing, to crime scene management, to how we investigate violent crimes, the lessons will give you deeper knowledge into how, and why, we do the things we do.

Taught by subject matter experts at the Service, students will also gain a better understanding of how they can partner with us to keep our communities safe. 

Humber College logoThe course, offered Saturdays, runs from April 1, to June 3, 2017.  There are no classes on Easter Weekend or Victoria Day Weekend.  Please take a close look at the Course Syllabus for class hours. 

The Academy is free to anyone 16 years of age and older who lives, works, or volunteers in the city of Toronto.  Students must attend every week in order to graduate; exceptions will only be made under exigent circumstances. 
Hosted by the Toronto Police College, located at 70 Birmingham Street, in south Etobicoke, this best-in-class training facility will offer in-class lectures and discussions as well as practical exercises. 

The Toronto Police Service has partnered with Humber College to offer credits upon successful completion of the Community Police Academy.  Graduates will be recognized by Chief Mark Saunders and will be eligible for two credits toward Humber’s Police Foundations Diploma.

Our Academy will be a place where the public can learn about the police, community safety and crime prevention.  We want our communities to be informed so they can be empowered to positively impact community safety and well-being.

Registration for the course is now closed.


News & Views

TPS launches program that helps civilians learn about policing (sharenews.com, October 26, 2016)

Public Goes to Police College (tpsnews.ca, October 25, 2016)


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Syllabus


Time Week 1

April 1, 2017
Week 2

April 8, 2017
Week 3

April 22, 2017
Week 4

April 29, 2017
Week 5

May 6, 2017
Week 6

May 13, 2017
Week 7

May 27, 2017
Week 8

June 3, 2017
Start
End
8:30am
2:30pm
8:30am
2:30pm
8:30am
12:30pm
12:00pm
8:00pm
8:30am
2:30pm
8:15am
4:30pm
3:00pm
8:00pm
8:30am
2:30pm
  8:30am - 9:40am
Welcome / Introductions / Ground Rules
8:30am - 9:40am
Domestic Violence
8:30am - 9:40am
Focus Situation Tables
12:00pm - 1:15pm
Police Training
8:30am - 9:40am
Police Vehicle Operations
8:30am - 12:00pm
Police Facility Tour
3:00pm - 5:10pm
Scenario Training (Team 1 IST)
8:30am - 9:40am
Emergency Mgmt and Public Safety
9:40am - 10:40am
Introduction to The Toronto Police Service
9:40am - 10:40am
Path to Policing and Excellence
9:40am - 10:40am
Neighborhood Policing
  9:40am - 10:40am
Elder Abuse
    9:40am - 10:40am
Professional Standards
10:40am - 11:00am
Break
10:40am - 11:00am
Break
10:40am - 11:00am
Break
1:15pm - 1:25pm
Break
10:40am - 11:00am
Break
  5:10pm - 5:30pm
Break
10:40am - 11:00am
Break
11:00am - 12:00pm
Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
11:00am - 12:00pm
Path to Policing and Excellence
11:00am - 12:10pm
Homicide Investigations
1:25pm - 2:45pm
Use of Force
11:00am - 12:00pm
Sex Crimes Investigations
  5:30pm - 8:00pm
Scenario Training (Team 1 IST)
11:00am - 12:10pm
Traffic Safety and the Law
      2:45pm – 3:15pm
Break
  12:00pm - 12:30pm
Break
   
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mental Health/MCIT
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Diversity and Inclusion
12:10pm - 12:30pm
Discussion, Feedback & Questions
3:15pm - 8:00pm
Scenario Training (Team 1 IST)
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Firearms Investigations
12:30pm - 4:30pm
Police Facility Tour
Discussion, Feedback & Questions 12:10pm - 12:30pm
Discussion, Feedback & Questions
1:00pm - 1:10pm
Break
1:00pm - 1:10pm
Break
    1:00pm - 1:10pm
Break
    12:30pm - 2:30pm
Graduation
1:10pm - 2:10pm
Mental Health/MCIT
1:10pm - 2:10pm
Diversity and Inclusion
    1:10pm - 2:10pm
Cybercrime Investigations
     
2:10pm – 2:30pm
Discussion, Feedback & Questions
2:10pm – 2:30pm
Discussion, Feedback & Questions
  Discussion, Feedback & Questions 2:10pm – 2:30pm
Discussion, Feedback & Questions
Discussion, Feedback & Questions    

* As of February 10, 2017

*** There will be no classes scheduled during Easter (April 15) and Victoria Day (May 20) long weekends. ***

Please note the week 8 Graduation Ceremony may go later than 2:30pm.