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P.E.I. government partners with the Atlantic Police Academy on new training program

The Atlantic Police Academy is located in Slemon Park, Summerside, P.E.I.
The Atlantic Police Academy is located in Slemon Park, Summerside, P.E.I. - SaltWire file
SLEMON PARK, P.E.I. —

Islanders looking for a new career opportunity in correctional services will soon be able to take an accelerated and subsidized program at the Atlantic Police Academy in Slemon Park.

Students will learn about crisis management, intervention and de-escalation, workplace health and safety, Canadian law, ethics and professionalism and psychology specific to the field of corrections, as well as training in defensive driving.

The program will run as a pilot, and the province will subsidize a dozen students through the Canada-P.E.I. Labour Market Development Agreement and Workforce Development Agreement to take part in this training designed specifically for a career in correctional services. 

Participants will take part in 15 weeks of course work and seven weeks of on-the-job training at either the Provincial Correctional Centre or Prince County Correctional Centre. 

When students successfully complete the program, they will be eligible for employment at one of the Island correctional centres.

Applications will be accepted until Jan. 29. To learn more about the program or to submit an application, contact Denise Spenceley at [email protected].

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