Surrey RCMP looking for local detectives for Police Academy


2017-05-01 12:34 PDT

The Surrey RCMP’s 2017 Citizen and Youth Police Academy will be running from September 13th to November 8th, 2017. Youth applications are being accepted from May 1-31 and citizen applications will be available June 1-30.

The Citizen and Youth Police Academy is a nine week course designed to give Surrey residents an inside look into policing in Surrey. This interactive learning series aims to foster a better understanding between Surrey citizens and the RCMP and explore what the community can do together to enhance public safety.

Last year, Academy leaders introduced a new interactive component by having participants follow a specific case study from beginning to end to show how different units and sections at Surrey detachment work together to solve crime and prevent future criminality. Participants were introduced to a series of crimes that were connected and, through correct questioning and investigation, were given clues to assist them in advancing the investigation.

Forensics officer with student

The feedback we got was terrific, says Surrey RCMP Sergeant Neil Kennedy, one of the organizers of the Police Academy. Sometimes it’s not easy to see all the steps involved in police work and how much we rely on the community to help us do our job. We are always encouraged by the responses we receive and how participants understand how much they can contribute to public safety.

Some of the feedback from participants:

Youth applicants to the Police Academy must meet the following criteria:

*Application deadline for youth is May 31, 2017.

Citizen applicants to the Police Academy must meet the following criteria:

*Application deadline for citizens is June 30, 2017.

For more information and for application information, visit or email

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