Abbotsford high school students get sneak peek at policing

Junior Police Academy held over spring break

  • Mar. 24, 2017 4:00 p.m.
Junior Police Academy participants Eric Chartier and Ryan Dormuth face a scenario involving a person with mental-health issues (played by volunteer Riley Werk

Junior Police Academy participants Eric Chartier and Ryan Dormuth face a scenario involving a person with mental-health issues (played by volunteer Riley Werk

Twenty-seven Grade 11 and 12 students from various high schools in Abbotsford spent the second week of spring break this week learning about what it’s like to be a police officer.

The week-long 50-hour Junior Police Academy was held by the Abbotsford Police Department to give interested students a sneak peek at a law-enforcement career.

The students were selected from among 60 applicants.

The students received lessons on basic law, police control tactics and self-defence methods, and even had a day at the firearms range.

The program finished today (Friday) with the students applying what they had learned during a scenario-based training day where they were challenged as “police officers” to resolve problems.

Visit abbypd.ca/junior-police-academy for more information.