Created in 2006, the Professional Development Centre for Aboriginal Policing (PDCAP) provides advanced training to police officers working in Indigenous communities. These officers operate in mostly rural and remote locations and are frequently called to take on various leadership roles. As a result, they require relevant and specialized training to effectively respond to the legal, emotional and cultural aspects of policing.
PDCAP courses can be offered at various sites in Canada. Training is intensive, highly interactive and allows students an opportunity to develop working relationships with colleagues from Indigenous communities across Canada. Courses include a focus on organized crime disruption, indigenous gang prevention and integrated approaches to domestic violence and are designed to aid in organizational and employee wellness on topics such as stress, governance and other hot button issues.
Police officers who work for a standalone First Nations Police Service, Indigenous police service or who are employed as peace officers through a First Nations Chief and Council are eligible for the Aboriginal Policing Professional Development Fund (APPDF). If you are eligible and would like to register, find out how to apply.
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