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Instructing Officers and the Director of the Atlantic Police Academy


To resolve a complaint about an instructing officer:
  • You can speak with the instructing officer's supervisor to try to resolve the issue.

  • Another option is to make a written complaint under the Police ActYou must write out your complaint, sign it and send the complaint to the Director, Atlantic Police Academy within six months of the incident.  The Director will review your complaint and attempt to resolve it.

  • Please note, a complaint under the Police Act must relate to conduct which occurred after the Act was proclaimed on March 13th, 2010.


To resolve a complaint about the Director of the Atlantic Police Academy:


  • You can contact the President of Holland College to try to resolve your complaint.  The President's office is located at 285 Kent Street, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 4Z1 and can be contacted at: Telephone: (902) 566-9510 or Fax: (902) 566-9509

  • Another option is to make a written complaint under the Police Act.  To do so, send your complaint to the Manager, Office of the Police Commissioner.  You must write out your complaint, sign it and ensure the complaint is received be the Manager, Office of the Police Commissioner, within six months of the incident.

  • Please note, a complaint under the Police Act must relate to conduct which occurred after the Act was proclaimed on March 13th, 2010.


Who can make a complaint against an instructing officer or the Director of the Atlantic Police Academy?


  • Anyone who is eighteen years of age and over and has been directly affected by the conduct of an instructing officer of the Atlantic Police Academy or the Director of the Atlantic Police Academy can make a complaint. 

  • A parent or guardian may file a complaint on behalf of a person who is under the age of 18. 

  • Where the person directly affected by the conduct of the instructing officer or Director of the Atlantic Police Academy is mentally incompetent, a parent or guardian may make a complaint on the person's behalf.


What type of behaviour can be the basis of a complaint filed under the Police Act?

  • If you have reasonable grounds for believing the conduct of an instructing officer or the Director of the Atlantic Police Academy goes against the Code of Professional Conduct and Discipline, you may file a complaint.


For additional information, please read the brochure for filing a complaint against instructing officers and the Director of the Atlantic Police Academy.

You can also consult a copy of the French language version of the brochure.


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