The Durham Regional Police Service is currently carrying out its Youth in Policing Initiative, which provides selected high school students with an educational summer work experience.
The program gives students the opportunity to experience many different aspects of policing and community leadership, while gaining various skills and making a positive contribution to their community.
From August 10 to August 13, 2010, the Durham Regional Police and the Youth in Policing students hosted a Junior Youth in Policing Leadership Camp at the Kids’ Safety Village in Whitby. Junior students, aged 10-13, participated in various activities, while receiving positive mentorship by DRP’s Youth in Policing students. They learned about policing and gained valuable leadership skills. Topics covered included diversity, fire safety and information regarding various units within DRPS including Air1, K-9 and use of force options.
The students who attended this four-day camp were awarded an official Durham Regional Police certificate recognizing their participation and involvement in the initiative.
jr thumb (JPG file, 58.7K bytes)
Students learned about Air1 from DRP's Tactical Flight Officer (JPG file, 366.8K bytes)
D/Cst. Stephenson and PSD Ozzy talked to the students about the K-9 unit (JPG file, 435.1K bytes)
The fire safety day ended with some friendly competition (JPG file, 385.3K bytes)
Our students at Air1 (JPG file, 404.1K bytes)