Holland College Police Admissions Essay

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All students in post-secondary programs* are eligible to apply for scholarships, bursaries and awards. Through the generosity of donors, hundreds of students benefit annually through scholarships, bursaries, and awards that collectively exceed $450,000. All awards have application deadlines and some awards are designated to specific programs but many are available to all college students.

For more information about the awards outlined in the table below, please contact Crystal Neary by e-mail or at (902) 566-9374.

*Awards for students in Adult Education programs are expressly stated as such. Search using the keyword “adult”.

Please note; if you are a recipient of an award, there is a student/donor mixer event in January each year we hope you will attend.  This event is in celebration of your achievement where you may have opportunity to meet the supporter of your award.  Stay tuned for further details!

Provincial Awards

Island students registered in a full-time program at Holland College for at least 24 continuous weeks and who are not receiving financial support from any third party agency or government department, may be eligible for up to $2,000 in grants from the P.E.I. government.

To find out more about the George Coles Bursary and the Island Skills Award, visit PEI Student Financial Services.


Learn with passion. Defend with courage. Serve with honour. At the Atlantic Police Academy, thousands of professionals have received the training required for a rewarding career in the fields of police sciences, firefighting, correctional services, sheriff and public safety, and conservation enforcement.

For over 30 years, the APA has provided a balanced blend of academic and hands-on training, offering students the confidence and skills needed for fulfilling jobs in the field.

Students are required to live on campus in the Atlantic Police Academy residence for the duration of their program. Each single-occupancy room includes a bathroom, fridge, television, air conditioning and heating. Common areas include a sitting room, laundry and kitchen (non-cooking) facilities.

Living in residence provides students with experiential learning in areas such as cooperation, problem solving, time management and communication skills. Through this interaction with fellow students outside the classroom setting, students develop a professional appreciation for teamwork and diversity.

Students are provided with 14 meals a week: breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Thursday, breakfast and lunch on Friday.

Summerside has grocery stores, movie theatres, restaurants and other amenities.

In-Service Training

In addition to its full-time law enforcement programs, the academy offers in-service courses in specialized areas for experienced law enforcement officers. The courses are delivered at advanced levels at the Atlantic Police Academy and on site, depending on the training requirements. These courses are suitable for any officer and agency involved with professional law enforcement.

Upcoming In-Service Training Courses

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Program Offerings

Full-time programs offered at the Atlantic Police Academy are:

Technology and Training

The Atlantic Police Academy’s training facilities are equipped to meet the highest professional standards and reflect the changing demands in the fields of justice and emergency response.

Training resources include:

  • the most technologically advanced live fire indoor range in Canada
  • an interactive crime scene village and residential replica
  • an interactive, high-risk Simunitions (paintball) training centre
  • a 10,000-foot concrete runway for driver training
  • fully-equipped police patrol vehicles
  • a fully equipped gym, fitness centre and separate control tactics gym
  • a specialized lab for the investigation of alcohol-related offences
  • a specialized lab for the investigation, analysis and reconstruction of traffic accidents and crime scenes
  • video and teleconference capabilities
  • a resource library with individual study rooms

APA classroom sizes are controlled to ensure an effective student/teacher ratio.

The learning environment at the APA promotes student interaction, both inside and away from the classroom.

Canadian Police Knowledge Network

The Atlantic Police Academy is closely involved with the Canadian Police Knowledge Network (CPKN). CPKN is a collaborative, not-for-profit centre for technology-enhanced learning for the public safety community. Working with decision makers and training experts from across Canada, CPKN provides cost-effective courses, tools, and resources to enhance learning and training; facilitates collaboration across the sector; and advocates for the advancement of training models through competencies and standardization.

For more information, please visit the CPKN website at www.cpkn.ca.

Program Review

All programs at the Atlantic Police Academy are reviewed on a regular basis in order to ensure their relevance to the law enforcement profession. The changing environment of Canadian communities and new law enforcement methods and technologies are constantly monitored and assessed. Employers, administrators, supervisors, graduates and other interested stakeholders from government and the community participate in the formal review process of all of the Academy’s programs.



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