Grade 9 students from across the region gathered at Central West Division in Whitby as "Take Our Kids To Work Day" was celebrated across the country.
The program enables the students to see what their parents or guardians do at work and to better understand the company or organization they are visiting for the day. It also gives them the opportunity to explore policing as a future career option.
The students were welcomed by Chief Mike Ewles and spent the day learning about all areas of policing including our recruiting, robbery, traffic services, E-crimes, K-9, drug enforcement and Crime Stoppers units.
Take Our Kids to Work is a national program of The Learning Partnership and has existed since 1994. More than 1.5 million young Canadians and tens of thousands of workplaces have participated in the program.
kids thumb (JPG file, 47.4K bytes)
Cst. Otterbein talks to the kids about recruiting (JPG file, 487.9K bytes)
The 2010 "Take Your Kids to Work" group (JPG file, 422.3K bytes)