Law Enforcement Training Program


About Our Training Program

Lac La Biche County has entered into agreements with Portage College and Alberta Justice and Solicitor General to provide high-quality training for new and existing law enforcement and other first responder professionals. Operated under our Enforcement Services Department, the Law Enforcement Training Program has dedicated staff who strive to develop and deliver programs that keep law enforcement officers, other first responders, and our public safe.

Our training program delivers highly motivational training with a focus on safety and following the most up to date industry standards and best practices. Through our partnership we are striving to conduct programs that support the Government of Alberta’s mandate of ensuring safe and secure communities.  

Some of our training courses offered include the following:

  • Community Peace Officer Induction Program
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations
  • Speed Measurement for Law Enforcement (RADAR/LiDAR devices)
  • Shotgun Training for both the new user and recertifying officers
  • Crime Prevention Education
  • Drug Awareness for First Responders
  • Control Tactics Training
  • Crime Scene Awareness for First Responders
  • First Aid / CPR Training
  • Working Mind (Mental Health for First Responders)
  • Leadership Development for Law Enforcement and other First Responders
  • Communication Basics for Law Enforcement and other First Responders
  • Crime Prevention Education

Our training program regularly hosts courses offered by other agencies and private institutions. To  learn more about our courses and to subscribe to our mailing list reach out to our Training Department at training@laclabichecounty.com


2023 Training Courses

In partnership with Lac La Biche County, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, and Portage College two Community Peace Officer Induction Program (CPOIP) courses will be offered in 2023:

  • March 20 - June 1
  • August 21 - November 2 

Please note:  Applications are being accepted as of Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Check the menu below for application details and forms.

Self-funded students may apply to attend and municipalities can sponsor those who are already employed or are going to be employed as Community Peace Officers.

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Training Location & Topics

The upcoming CPOIP class will be housed at Lac La Biche County’s new Protective Services Building, with sessions also taking place at Portage College’s Lac La Biche campus. Students will be provided with accommodations at Portage College.

The course will consist of 10 weeks of intensive training where students will obtain all required qualifications to become a Community Peace Officer. 

Students will also be trained in speed measurement training (RADAR/LiDAR), Emergency Vehicle Operations, and shotgun training (for animal control). 


How to Register & Other Training

Applications to apply are available from the menu below. Depending on the type of applicant you are, please select either 'Public Application' or 'Municipal Application' to get started. We offer a variety of other training courses throughout the year. Just click on 'Upcoming Training' in the menu below to view them.

Applications for 2023 are now being accepted!

Thank you for showing interest in applying for the upcoming Community Peace Officer Induction Program (CPOIP) training courses to be held in 2023.

Course dates:  First Intake - March 20 to June 1, 2023 |  Second Intake - August 21 to November 2, 2023

To get started with your municipal application, please download and fill out the Application Form and the Physician Assessment Form below.


When completed they can be scanned and sent by email to training@laclabichecounty.com

If you require assistance filling out the form, or have questions about the program, please feel free to contact us:

Law Enforcement Training Program - (780) 623-6767


Applications are now being accepted for 2023!

Thank you for showing interest in applying for the upcoming Community Peace Officer Induction Program (CPOIP) training courses to be held in 2023.

Course dates:  First Intake - March 20 to June 1, 2023 |  Second Intake - August 21 to November 2, 2023

To get started with your public application, please download and fill out the Application Form and the Physician Assessment Form below.


When completed they can be scanned and sent by email to training@laclabichecounty.com

If you require assistance filling out the form, or have questions about the program, please feel free to contact us:

Law Enforcement Training Program - (780) 623-6767

RADAR/LiDAR Operator Course

8:15 am - 4:30 pm | October 18-20

This course is being offered in Lac La Biche.

Course Fee:  $300

Students will learn the basics of operating both RADAR and LiDAR for speed measurement. All students must attend in full uniform with operational equipment, bring a patrol vehicle equipped with RADAR and an operational LiDAR unit.

Please register by completing the application form below.


Shotgun Operator Course

8:30 am - 6:30 pm | October 24-27

This course is being offered in Lac La Biche.

Course Fee - $585

Students will learn how to safely handle and discharge a shotgun in a work setting.  Students will learn about reporting requirements, legal considerations, and more.

Please register by completing the application form below.


PARE - Physical Abilities Requirement Evaluation

8:30 am | October 24

Protective Services Building, 9110 Beaverhill Road, Lac La Biche, AB 

$85 per participant

The Physical Ability Requirement Evaluation (PARE) is an occupational test designed to assess one’s ability to perform the physical demands of police work. It is divided into three sections: the obstacle course, push/pull (weight station) and a bag carry. The first two stations are timed, and the third station is a pass or fail activity that is not timed.

Please register by completing the application form below.


Dangerous Goods On Highways Inspector

8 am to 4:30 pm | November 21 - 25

This course is being offered in Lac La Biche.

Course fee:  Free

This course is designed to prepare Peace/Police Officers to enforce Dangerous Goods transportation and Handling Acts and Regulations. By the end of the course you will understand the authority to conduct on-road enforcement, enforcement procedures, identify DG violations, and understand how to safely respond to DG emergencies.

Please register by completing the application form below.


Register Online

Please complete the following application form and send it by email to:  training@laclabichecounty.com


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