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2017 Citizen's Police Academy

On May 17, 2017 22 community members were presented with certificates in
recognition of their graduation from the MHPS Citizen's Police Academy.
The CPA is intended to provide community members with the opportunity
to learn more about the MHPS, our staff and programs, as well as gain an
increased awareness of current policing issues and community safety
concerns. Through a series of lectures, hands on learning and practical
demonstrations provided over 10 consecutive weeks participants
were provided insight into the diverse nature of policing with topics
including; uniformed operations, specialty teams, major crimes
investigation, community safety initiatives and emerging crime trends.
The MHPS would like to thank all of the graduates for their interest and
commitment to learning about the MHPS. Congratulations Class of 2017!

Join Our Team!

The Medicine Hat Police Service wants you to become a member of our
team! We have an exciting opportunity for you to join a dedicated group
of police professionals, serving and protecting our community with
pride. As a member of our Serivce you will be part of a progressive,
thriving organization and a community with plenty to offer.

The MHPS is currently seeking applicants for the position of police
constable. Applicants will be selected from this process will be sworn
in as police cadets and commence 20 weeks of police recruit training at
the MHPS starting on January 6, 2020 and ending May 20, 2020.

If you are ready for an exciting and rewarding career in law enforcement, in one of the most beautiful cities in Canada, visit mhps.ca to apply.

Walking the Beat with the MHPS: Collision Reconstruction

Some members of the MHPS Traffic Unit are trained to complete collision reconstruction investigations at crash sites which involve significant property damage or injury. Take a behind the scenes look at what it takes to rewind time and try to piece together what led to the crash, and who may be at fault.

Video courtesy of SHAW TV Medicine Hat


Operation Christmas Joy

On December 2, 2014 MHPS Patrol team 4 responded to a report of presents stolen from Medicine Hat Santa Claus fund donation bins at Canadian Tire. Although a suspect was arrested and charged in this matter, the toys were never recovered.  As it was so close to Christmas, and they knew the toys were intended for kids who could use a little extra joy in their lives, the team decided that instead of having a Christmas party this year they will put the money towards buying some toys to donate.
 On Monday Dec 15 they headed down to Canadian Tire to do a little shopping and had a blast picking out their favorite toys to donate in the hopes of putting a smile on some kids’ faces on Christmas morning.


Halloween Safety Tips

Every Halloween children look forward to dressing up as
their favorite character to go trick or treating through the
neighbourhood.  While it is an exciting
time for kids, it is important for parents and homeowners to follow some simple
safety tips to ensure it is also a safe time.

· 
Children should trick or treat in groups in a
familiar neighbourhood.  Younger children
should be accompanied by a trusted adult who accompanies them to the door of
every home they approach. 



· 
Review road safety rules, such as looking both
ways before crossing the road and create a specific route for children to
follow.  Stay on side of the street and
then cross over at the end of the block. 
Avoid crisscrossing the street.



· 
Carry a flashlight for extra visibility and only
visit homes where the lights have been turned on.  Remind children to never enter a stranger’s
home or vehicle.



· 
Ensure children are dressed for the weather and
that their costumes are easily visible by incorporating bright colors and
reflective taped.  Avoid masks with
limited visibility or use face paint instead.



· 
Inspect all candy received and throw away any
unwrapped or unsealed items.



· 
Homeowners, turn on your home’s exterior lights
so children can easily find the front door. 
Keep candles or other flammable items out of the reach of children.



· 
Secure pets for the evening as they may become
frightened with all the unfamiliar visitors to your home.



· 
For the adults – if you have plans to go out to
celebrate, don’t drink and drive, plan ahead to ensure you have a safe ride
home.



Have a safe and fun Halloween!

Video Courtesy of Shaw TV Medicine Hat