Published On: Mon, Mar 14th, 2016

Calgary Police offers programs fit for Muslim youths


After the recent incident of the Muslim cemetery shooting, Muslim leaders and the community at large are deeply saddened, but are more so concerned on how to deal with future violence within the Muslim community. Community members in Calgary for a long time have tried to educate their youth on how to deal with violence, drugs, and other dangers within society.

The IANWC (Islamic Association of NW Calgary) of the N.W. Musalla had their own Muslim youth centre set up right next to the Musalla to have youths come and engage indoors in sports and recreational activities for quite some time and it has been successful in youths coming and going daily.


Community leaders gathered at the N.W. Musalla to hear and learn from Officer Jerry Shannon. Photo credits: The Kooza.

A large number of community members attended an information session arranged by Islamic Association of NW Calgary on Saturday March 12th.


Officer Jerry Shannon speaking on what the Calgary Police Services has to offer through their programs.     Photo credits: The Kooza.

Guest speaker in this gathering was Officer Jerry Shannon of Calgary Police Services.

He provided information on the following:

  • Law and You
  • CPS engagement programs for youth including
    a.       Calgary Junior Police Academy (for youth ages 12 – 16 years)
    b.      Calgary Police Cadet Corps (for youth ages 12 – 18 years)
    c.       Calgary Police Auxiliary Cadet (for ages 18 years and above &
    d.      CPS recruitment process for youth and adults.

He encouraged people present to visit Calgary Police Service Website and apply for various programs.

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Fazal Khan

- Fazal Khan is Co-Founder and Editor at The Kooza. He currently resides in Calgary, Alberta. He enjoys writing a variety of topics and loves to watch movies.