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Police Academy inks agreement with Australian university

The Atlantic Police Academy has signed an agreement with Charles Sturt University (CSU) in New South Wales, Australia, that will give credit to graduates of the Police Science (Cadet) program toward a Bachelor of Policing degree.

Under the terms of the agreement, graduates from the academy’s police science program who have two years of experience as a police officer and are currently employed by a Canadian policing organization will receive the equivalent of 14 subject credits toward their degree, leaving them only 10 more courses to complete their studies.

Developed in close collaboration with police services throughout Australia and select overseas jurisdictions, CSU’s Bachelor of Policing program is designed to meet the career needs of serving police officers from all jurisdictions and from other agencies with a policing focus, taking them from the junior operational level to the level of frontline managers.

Forrest Spencer, Executive Director of the Atlantic Police Academy, said the agreement gives graduates an opportunity to pursue their career goals through a cost-effective and convenient pathway.

“The program is offered entirely online, enabling students to study for their degree while continuing to work in the field of policing,” he said.

Brian Daly, Course Director for the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security at Charles Sturt University agrees.

“Charles Sturt University offers an international policing degree that is practical and well related to operational policing.  Being fully online, the course can be studied at a time and location that suits our students, and our staff are all experienced in the world of policing.  We are pleased to be able to offer course academic credit to Atlantic Police Academy graduates in recognition of their studies and policing experience, and to assist them in obtaining their policing degree,” he said.

The APA has three other degree pathways, one with Cape Breton University and two with UPEI. To find out more about the Police Science (Cadet) program at the Atlantic Police Academy and its degree pathways, visit hollandcollege.com, email info@hollandcollege.com, or call 1-800-446-5265. To find out more about the Bachelor of Policing program at Charles Sturt University, visit the website, submit an online enquiry at csu.edu.au/contacts/future, or call +61 1800 275 278.

For more information about this release, please contact:
Sara Underwood, Media and Communications Officer
Tel: 902-566-9695
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019