Mini Police Academy

Last updated on
Thursday, August 13th, 2020
Experience type: 
In-Person
Program Description

With an emphasis on safety and personal accountability, this program combines a short museum tour, street safety games, physical activity break, and show and tell to introduce youngsters to policing and Vancouver social history.

Please note that use of museum space for younger groups is limited to our teaching room and Main Gallery, as much of the subject matter in the museum is more appropriate for older visitors. 

Big Ideas
  • Communities include many different roles requiring many different skills.
  • Confidence develops through the process of self-discovery.
  • Effective collaboration relies on clear, respectful communication.
  • Everything we learn helps us to develop skills.
  • Learning is a lifelong enterprise.
  • Strong communities are the result of being connected to family and community and working together toward common goals.
  • Communities include many different roles requiring many different skills.
  • Confidence develops through the process of self-discovery.
  • Effective collaboration relies on clear, respectful communication.
  • Everything we learn helps us to develop skills.
  • Learning is a lifelong enterprise.
  • Strong communities are the result of being connected to family and community and working together toward common goals.
  • Communities include many different roles requiring many different skills.
  • Confidence develops through the process of self-discovery.
  • Effective collaboration relies on clear, respectful communication.
  • Everything we learn helps us to develop skills.
  • Learning is a lifelong enterprise.
  • Strong communities are the result of being connected to family and community and working together toward common goals.
  • Communities include many different roles requiring many different skills.
  • Confidence develops through the process of self-discovery.
  • Effective collaboration relies on clear, respectful communication.
  • Everything we learn helps us to develop skills.
  • Learning is a lifelong enterprise.
  • Strong communities are the result of being connected to family and community and working together toward common goals.
  • Skills can be developed through play.
  • Technologies are tools that extend human capabilities.
  • Skills can be developed through play.
  • Technologies are tools that extend human capabilities.
  • Skills can be developed through play.
  • Technologies are tools that extend human capabilities.
  • Skills can be developed through play.
  • Technologies are tools that extend human capabilities.
  • Daily physical activity helps us develop movement skills and physical literacy, and is an important part of healthy living.
  • Good health comprises physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
  • Knowing about our bodies and making healthy choices helps us look after ourselves.
  • Learning about ourselves and others helps us develop a positive attitude and caring behaviours, which helps us build healthy relationships.
  • Daily physical activity helps us develop movement skills and physical literacy, and is an important part of healthy living.
  • Good health comprises physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
  • Knowing about our bodies and making healthy choices helps us look after ourselves.
  • Learning about ourselves and others helps us develop a positive attitude and caring behaviours, which helps us build healthy relationships.
  • Adopting healthy personal practices and safety strategies protects ourselves and others.
  • Daily participation in physical activity at moderate to vigorous intensity levels benefits all aspects of our well-being.
  • Having good communication skills and managing our emotions enables us to develop and maintain healthy relationships.
  • Learning how to participate and move our bodies in different physical activities helps us develop physical literacy.
  • Adopting healthy personal practices and safety strategies protects ourselves and others.
  • Daily participation in physical activity at moderate to vigorous intensity levels benefits all aspects of our well-being.
  • Having good communication skills and managing our emotions enables us to develop and maintain healthy relationships.
  • Movement skills and strategies help us learn how to participate in different types of physical activity.
  • Our physical, emotional, and mental health are interconnected.
  • COVID Precautions
    Masks are not mandatory but are recommended. Our staff will be wearing masks and maintaining physical distancing. Max. number of students is 8. Staff are free up to 3 adults. Our forensics programs are now taking place in a private room instead of the public museum space in the Morgue.
    Trip Details
    City: 
    For Grades: 
    K, 1, 2, 3
    Days Offered: 
    Duration: 
    90 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Also Offered For: 
    Packages Provided: 
    Fee Details
    Cost Per Student: 
    $7.50
    Cost Per Adult: 
    $0.00
    Additional Notes

    Arrival & Cancellation Policies
    Please arrive on time. Late arrivals are subject to a shortened program or cancellation. 
    We require 24-hours notice to cancel bookings to avoid being charged the full amount. Exceptions may be made if anyone in your group develops symptoms and you need to cancel your booking with less than 24-hours notice.

    Payment
    Payment is due upon arrival. You may pay by cash, cheque, credit card or debit. (card payments are preferred).
    Cheques should be made out to Vancouver Police Museum and Archives.
    If you require an invoice before your arrival, please contact us at least 24-hours before your scheduled program. 

    *Please be advised*
    The museum is set in the original Coroner’s Court, City Morgue and Autopsy Facility. The Autopsy Facility has displays of preserved human specimens, and our True Crime exhibit contains some sensitive material. The Forensics programs take place in a private programming room that is exclusively for your group during your booking.