Chief John LaFlamme describes the agreement with LCC Vice-president
Curriculum and Instruction Jean Valgardson.
At the signing
(l tor) LCC Centre for Criminal Justice Team Leader Al Rudolph,
Lethbridge Police Commission Chair Brad Whyte, Lethbridge Police
Chief John LaFlamme, LCC President Dr. Donna Allan, LCC Board of
Governors Chair Wayne McKenzie, and Lethbridge Police Inspector
and police sign major agreement
Community College and the Lethbridge Police Service have signed
a major new agreement which could lead to enhanced training for
college students and officers.
Community College and the Lethbridge Police Service (LPS) are formalizing
an ongoing relationship that started more than 20 years ago with
the creation of the Criminal Justice program at the College.
takes the form of a memorandum of understanding between the two
institutions which could see police officers and staff receive specialized
training at LCC. College students would benefit from using LPS as
a practicum placement site.
agreement enhances our program immensely, says Al Rudolph,
team leader for LCCs Centre for Criminal Justice. Our
students can access their staff as role-models and we can offer
their people some highly specialized training in a local setting.
Well both be able to save dollars while doing some very innovative
memorandum of understanding lays the foundation for us to pursue
significant enhancements to our training at all levels of the Police
Service. says Chief John LaFlamme, Lethbridge Police Service.
It is also evidenced that the collaborative working relationship
between LCC and LPS continues to thrive and speaks well for the
agreement outlines the opportunity for the two bodies to jointly
develop and deliver training for police recruits, officers, supervisors
training initiatives will focus on preparing current and future
staff, including support service staff, with the skills needed to
address the challenges of providing this essential service to the
community. Training will be offered to municipal police, RCMP and
other agencies and, depending on the project, could provide specific
knowledge and skills training for the province.
agreement also acknowledges the LPS as a work and practicum placement
site for LCCs Criminal Justice students as well as students
from other related programs.
Rudolph, Team Leader, LCC Centre for Criminal Justice, (403) 320-3262.
Bill Anderson, Lethbridge Police Service, (403) 327-2210.
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