May 25, 2023 – CBC PEI: The Atlantic Police Academy in Summerside expects all of its police sciences grads to have jobs lined up by the time they graduate in a few months’ time.
Officials with the academy, which is part of Holland College, say police departments across the country are reaching out looking for cadets, and many students are already getting job offers.
“There’s vacancies everywhere. There’s a huge demand,” said Jeff Minten, executive director of the academy.
He added that he expects that demand to continue for the next decade.
Cadet Kelly-Anne Roberts has a job waiting for her in Newfoundland. She’s a former journalist who had been thinking about becoming a police officer for years.
“I have a conditional offer at this point; I just need to graduate here,” she said. “Everything is looking good at this point.”
Read the full CBC PEI story by Laura Meader here