The Woodstock Police Service is accepting applications for the upcoming 2018 Citizens
Police Academy. This is a 9 week program that shows participants the inner workings
of the Woodstock Police Service.
Since its inception in 2001, 115 Citizens from our community have gone through the
Several Graduates from the Citizens Police Academy have joined our Service as a
Constable and numerous have joined our Auxiliary Police Unit.
Participants are selected from residents of City of Woodstock who are interested
in getting a taste of every facet of our organization.
The Woodstock Police Service opens its doors and allows the participants to see
what happens inside the walls of the Police Station.
Each night participants are shown a different section of the Service. Classes include,
- Uniform Patrol
Participants are shown how our front line staff respond to daily incidents. They
are shown the tools of the trade and how officers deal with different calls for
- Criminal Investigation Bureau and Intelligence Section
Detectives from our Criminal Investigations Bureau show participants how they investigate
major cases and more complex investigations.
- Community Relations / VASOC
Community Relations/School Resource Officers show how they interact with children
through the school setting and interact with organizations like Crime Stoppers,
MADD and Racing Against Drugs.
- Traffic Collision Reconstruction
Traffic Officers explain how they reconstruct major collision scenes, use of the
RADAR and the Highway Traffic Act.
- Forensic Identification
Forensic Officers explain how crime scenes are examined and evidence is processed.
- Containment / Auxiliary Unit
Containment Officers show off the tools of their trade and members of our Auxiliary
Unit talk about possible volunteer positions available within our organization
- Firearms and Use of Force
Participants get firsthand experience using Officers Use of Force options including
Firearm, Taser, Pepper spray, baton and handcuffs.
- Ride Along
Participants will also have the opportunity to accompany an Officer on a Ride Along
to get a front row seat at the front lines of crime fighting in Woodstock.
Graduates will come out of this program with a unique perspective on the Police
Profession. They will understand the challenges we face, and what needs to be done
to keep our community safe. They will also see how modern and dedicated our Service
is, and where we need to go from here.
Upon completion of the Academy, participants will have no affiliation with the Woodstock
Police Service, however we encourage them to become involved in VASOC and the Auxiliary
Unit if the interest is there.
Applications for the Police Academy can be found on our Website. Please submit a
Cover Letter, application and brief Resume to the attention of William Renton, Chief
of Police. Closing Date: 16:00 Hrs. - Friday March 16, 2018