Approximately 100 people recalled memories, learning experiences and shared pictures at the Youth in Policing (YIP) Alumni event, held recently at Henry Street High School.
Deputy Chief Scott Burns, Chair of the Police Services Board Terry Clayton, Strategic Administrative Officer Stan MacLellan, Inspector Bruce Townley, Constable Keith Richards and a number of uniform and civilian members were on-hand to welcome the returning youth and to congratulate them for their contributions to the program.
The 2010 YIP Coordinator Katie Zeppieri highlighted past experiences and talked about opportunities for the future, including a youth forum called “The Ripple Effect”, which encourages youth to become leaders in their schools, community and at home.
The Youth in Policing initiative was launched in 2006 and funded in part by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. The goal of the Durham Regional Police Youth in Police initiative, as directed by the Ministry, is to provide an educational summer working experience for students across the Region.
Over the course of eight weeks, the selected students participate in educational and community activities relating to policing and leadership with the goal of demonstrating the various ways the police service is involved with community partners and how youth are instrumental to the growth and development of our community.
For more information about the 2010 Youth in Policing program, click here.
yip thums (JPG file, 49.8K bytes)
Dariusz and Alex, two of our original YIP students (JPG file, 356.1K bytes)
Cst. Keith Richards with two of our 2009 alumni (JPG file, 395.0K bytes)
Team leaders from our YIP program (JPG file, 363.6K bytes)