YouthLink Calgary - The Calgary Police Interpretive Centre

Calgary Police Service

Provides a museum strongly dedicated to youth crime prevention initiatives. Programs help youth build strong internal compasses that rely on values, real information and the skills proven to execute safe decisions successfully.

Service offers:

  • facilitated presentations and self-guided tours of the Police Museum available for groups.
    School Programs that combine science education, crime prevention and policing fun
  • Safe for Life presentations that focus on issues such as substance abuse, mental health, gangs, online safety, domestic abuse and family violence
  • introduces smart decision-making skills and effective communication skills
    hands-on policing experiences help break down barriers and build trust between youth and the Calgary Police service
  • Forensic Science school program supports the grade 6 Evidence and Investigation Unit.
    Training workshops for parents and teachers help adults support youth in making safe and informed choices (including cannabis education)

Key Provider: crime prevention experts, Calgary police service officers, retired police officers, professional presenters
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • Calgarians on the cusp of facing crime-related pressures and challenges
  • grade 6 students and groups of youth aged 7-18
Application Process
Service Access: Application Required, To access service:
  • applications required for all school and group programs
  • individual/family visits to the Police Museum is free on public days and does not require pre-booking or ticket purchase 
  • all group visits to the Police Museum requires pre-booking

Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: Yes,

Schools and youth groups; including seniors and service organizations, must book prior to coming.

Arabic; Cantonese; French; Korean; Mandarin; Punjabi; Spanish; Vietnamese; Telephone line message in various languages. Interpreter and translator service if required.
Fee: Yes,

  • general Police Museum entry on public days is FREE (check for dates open)
    school programs are free (application open and closing dates)

  • youthLink's Community of Prevention Program (YCOP Program) is free - application for groups of youth to participate is available to Calgary social agencies and Calgary Police Officers

  • evening youth programs (Scouts and Brownies) is a charged service 
    adult education programs - mostly free, some charged workshops and presentations 
    other Police Museum experiences (kids camp, birthday parties, programs, events) is a charged service 

  • special events hosted by police or local social agencies – inquire for fees

Fee Reduction: N/A
Membership Fee: No
Wheelchair access: Yes -
Other disabled access: N/A -
Last Verified On
January 2, 2023
5111 47 Street NE
Calgary, AB, T3J 3R2
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Hours of Operation

YouthLink is closed due to flood damage.