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 September 30, to November 25, 2017.  There are no classes on Thanksgiving 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 Fall 2017 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

September 30, 2017
Week 2

October 14, 2017
Week 3

October 21, 2017
Week 4

October 28, 2017
Week 5

November 4, 2017
Week 6

November 11, 2017
Week 7

November 18, 2017
Week 8

November 25, 2017
Start
End
8:30am
2:00pm
8:15am**
4:00pm**
8:30am
2:00pm
12:00pm**
8:00pm**
8:30am
2:00pm
8:30am
2:00pm
8:30pm
1:30pm
8:30am
2:00pm
  8:30am - 9:30am
Welcome / Introductions / Ground Rules
8:15am - 8:30am
Police Facility Tours
Meet College parking lot
Depart at 8:30am sharp
8:30am - 9:30am
Path to Policing & Excellence
12:00pm - 1:15pm
Police Arrest Authorities
8:30am - 9:30am
Mental Health/MCIT
8:30am - 9:40am
Police Vehicle Operations
8:30am - 9:45am
Homicide Investigations
8:30am - 9:30am
Elder Abuse
9:40am - 10:40am
Introduction to The Toronto Police Service
9:00am - 10:00am
Mounted Unit
9:30am - 9:40am
Break
1:15pm - 1:30pm
Break
9:30am - 9:40am
Break
9:40am - 9:50am
Break
9:45am - 10:00am
Break
9:30am - 9:45am
Break
10:40am - 11:00am
Break
10:15am - 11:450am
Marine Unit
9:40am - 10:40am
Path to Policing & Excellence (cont’d)
1:30pm - 2:45pm
Use of Force
9:40am - 10:40am
Mental Health/MCIT (cont’d)
9:50am - 11:00am
Traffic Safety & the Law
10:00am - 11:15am
Sex Crimes Investigations
9:45am - 11:00am
FOCUS Situation Tables
11:00am - 12:00pm
Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
11:45am - 1:00pm
Lunch
10:40am - 11:00am
Break
2:45pm - 3:30pm
Break
10:40am - 10:45am
Break
11:00am - 11:10am
Break
11:15am - 11:30am
Break
11:00am - 11:10am
Break
12:00pm - 12:15pm
Break
1:30pm - 2:45pm
Police Dog Services
11:00am - 12:10pm
Diversity & Inclusion
3:30pm - 7:40pm
Scenario Training
10:45am - 12:00pm
Firearms Investigations
11:10am - 12:10pm
Emergency Mgmt & Public Safety
11:30am - 1:00pm
Domestic Violence
11:10am - 12:10pm
Neighbourhood Policing
12:15pm - 1:30pm
Police Training
2:45pm - 3:30pm
Return to Toronto Police College
12:10pm - 12:20pm
Break
7:40pm - 8:00pm
Discussion, Feedback & Questions
12:10pm - 12:20pm
Break
12:10pm - 12:20pm
Break
1:00pm - 1:10pm
Break
12:10pm - 12:30pm
Discussion, Feedback & Questions
1:30pm - 1:40pm
Break
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Discussion, Feedback & Questions
12:20pm - 1:30pm
Professional Standards
  12:20pm - 1:30pm
Cybercrime Investigations
12:20pm - 1:30pm
Forensic Identifications
1:10pm - 1:30pm
Discussion, Feedback & Questions
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Graduation & Reception
1:10pm - 1:30pm
Discussion, Feedback & Questions
  1:30pm - 1:40pm
Break
  1:30pm - 1:40pm
Break
1:30pm - 1:40pm
Break
   
    1:40pm – 2:00pm
Discussion, Feedback & Questions
  1:40pm – 2:00pm
Discussion, Feedback & Questions
1:40pm – 2:00pm
Discussion, Feedback & Questions
   

* As of August 30, 2017

*** There will be no classes scheduled during the Thanksgiving long weekend (October 7, 2017). ***

Please note the week 8 Graduation Ceremony may go later than 2:00pm.