For Immediate release:

Hamilton, ON – July 26, 2017

Hamilton Police Service (HPS) has now opened registration for this fall’s Citizens’ Police College. The popular program will host classes on a variety of policing topics.

Classes start Thursday, October 5th, 2017 and run every Thursday for six consecutive weeks. Each class runs from 6:00pm – 8:30pm and are held at the Central Police Station, 155 King William Street in Hamilton.

Hamilton Police Service is one of the first police services in Ontario to offer this type of program to its community members. Thousands of citizens have participated since Citizens’ Police College opened its doors in 1997.

Citizens’ Police College is designed for any individual interested in learning about policing. Enrolment is free, but class size for the popular program is limited to 80 people on a first to register basis. The program is offered to individuals over the age of 18, who reside in or are engaged in full time studies within the City of Hamilton.

Registrants are required to complete two forms.  One form requires participants to attend the Central Police Station Records Department at 155 King William Street during normal business hours. The Records Department requires each applicant to present two (2) pieces of acceptable identification.

Topics include, but are not limited to, Traffic Safety, Drugs & Vice, Forensics, Victim Services, Homicide and the Role of Police and Courts in Canada.

To obtain the required registration forms, contact Heidi Balcomb at or by calling: (905)546-4900 

The course fills quickly so please register early to avoid being disappointed. 

**Note: Paid parking is available across the street from the station**


Media Inquiries:

Heidi Balcomb

Hamilton Police Service

Community Mobilization Division