Citizen’s Police Academy

The Medicine Hat Police Service is now accepting applications from individuals interested in participating in a Citizen’ Police Academy (CPA). This outreach program is intended to provide community members with the opportunity to learn more about the MHPS, and gain an increased awareness of current policing issues and community safety concerns, through a series of lectures, hands on learning and practical demonstration.

The CPA will start on September 11, 2019 in the MHPS Community Boardroom and will run weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 9pm, for ten weeks. The final class will be held on November 13, 2019. The presentations, delivered by police personnel, will be interactive and provide insight into the diverse nature of policing, with topics including; an overview of uniformed operations, specialty teams, major crime investigation, community safety initiatives, and emerging crime trends.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and successfully pass a security clearance check. There will be no cost to register or participate. Class size will be limited to 20 participants. The Academy will conclude with an official graduation ceremony where participants who have successfully completed the program will be presented with a certificate.

Acknowledging the diversity of our community, and understanding that each sector of the community has its own unique policing needs, participants of the CPA will be selected to reflect the broadest possible range of individuals and efforts will be made to ensure a diverse class based on age, gender, ethnic or religious backgrounds. Participants who have an interest in police related issues or work alongside police are encouraged to apply. This includes; community leaders, police family members, members of the media and those interested in a career in law enforcement or future police volunteer opportunities. For those interested in learning more about policing as a possible profession this program could be helpful however the CPA is NOT intended to train people to be police officers and will not be considered as part of the MHPS recruiting and selection process.

For more info click here The application deadline for Fall CPA 2019 session is June 26, 2019.

For more information contact:

Sgt. Mike Fischer
Citizen Police Academy Facilitator
Ph: 403-529-8451


2018 MHPS Annual Report

The Medicine Hat Police Service in partnership with the Medicine Hat Police Commission is proud to present the 2018 Medicine Hat Police Service Annual Report.

The report includes a review of operational highlights as well as features key activities and accomplishments in relation to the four strategic priorities of; Community Safety, Community Engagement, Human Resources and Officer Safety. The report also celebrates awards received by the Service as well as commendations and compliments received by staff throughout the year.

View the 2018 MHPS Annual Report here

For more information contact:

Rita Sittler
Administrative Services Manager
Medicine Hat Police Service
Ph: 403-529-8416


MHPS Mobile App

The Medicine Hat Police Service (MHPS) is pleased to provide the community with improved access to police resources and information via a free mobile device application.

The application developed by Apex Mobile consolidates all of the MHPS communication channels into a single source, easy to navigate platform, that allows residents to stay connected to the MHPS and informed about media release information, alerts and community safety concerns. There is information about the City of Medicine Hat bylaws, what to do when a motor vehicle collision occurs, forms and applications and a list of frequently asked questions.

Individuals are able to report six types of crimes online, view found property, submit tips relating to crime, drugs and bylaw offences and assist the MHPS with locating missing persons, wanted persons and identifying criminals caught on camera.

To ensure residents stay safe and are aware of crime trends in the city, the app provides links to calls for service and crime maps. Once downloaded by the user, the app will allow the MHPS to send push notifications directly to individual devices during emergency events.

The MHPS app is free to download and available for both Apple and Android devices by searching ‘Medicine Hat Police Service’ on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Media Contact:

Insp Brent Secondiak
Administrative Services Division
Medicine Hat Police Service
Ph: 403-529-8416


Battle of the Badges

Come out to Athletic Park on June 30, 2019 to watch the Battle of the Badges (Police vs Fire) Charity Ball Game with all proceeds raised in support of the the Medicine Hat Food Bank.
Tickets are $10 each and includes admission (bleacher seating) to the MH Mavericks vs Yorkton Cardinals game at 2:05 PM. Tickets can be upgraded to premium seating for $2.  Kids 15 and under are FREE!

Tickets can be purchased at the MHPS or Medicine Hat Mavericks office.


Update: Intersection of Hill Rd & S Railway St SE is cleared

Update: The roadway is cleared Thank you for your patience & cooperation. Further information about the MVC will be released when available.


Traffic Advisory: MVC at Hill Rd & S Railway St

Traffic Advisory: Police are on scene at a MVC at intersection of Hill Rd & South Railway ST SE. Please avoid the area until further notice


Injury MVC

On June 18, 2019 at approximately 1:44pm a Yamaha Scooter was driving west on 8 Street NE approaching the intersection with Division Avenue NE.  A Chevrolet Malibu was travelling east on 8 Street NE at the same intersection and turned left in front of the Yamaha’s path causing the vehicles to collide.

No injuries to the driver of the car and only minor cuts and scrapes to the driver of the Yamaha.  Total damage to the involved vehicles is estimated at $3,000. 

The female driver of the Chevrolet Malibu was given a ticket for an unsafe left turn.

Media Contact:

A/Sgt Darren Holeha
Traffic Unit
Medicine Hat Police Service



Intersection of Division Ave /8th St N cleared

The intersection of Division Ave and 8th St N has been cleared. Further information about the MVC will be released shortly. Thank you for your patience


Traffic Advisory - MVC at Division Ave / 8th St N

Police are responding a MVC with injuries which occurred at the intersection of Division Ave and 8th Street North affecting traffic in all directions. Please avoid this area until further notice.


Downtown Foot Patrol Unit Statistics

In the first two weeks of patrolling in the downtown core, the Medicine Hat Police Service uniformed Foot Patrol Unit has recorded:

  • 177 citizen contacts
  • 74 business contacts
  • 22 Provincial tickets
  • Four bylaw tickets
  • Ten Outstanding warrant arrests
  • Two Criminal Code arrests, and
  • Issued several warnings.

The Unit was formed to provide an increased police presence in the downtown area and increase the feeling of safety for residents and businesses. Informally, the MHPS has received anecdotal information that the police presence is appreciated and in the short time the Unit has been operational it is making a difference in the area.

Media Contact:
Insp. Brent Secondiak
Operational Services Division
Medicine Hat Police Service
Ph: 403-529-8416