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  Youth In Policing Members Mentor Junior Students

Aug 17, 2012 14:28 ET

The DRPS Youth In Policing Students spent the week mentoring younger students in an effort to bridge the gap between police and youth across the region.

The Junior Youth In Policing Leadership Camp is an annual initiative that consists of four fun-filled days for students between the ages of 10-13. The students participate in various interactive activities while receiving positive mentorship from our current Youth In Policing Students. The pre-teens learn about policing and gain valuable leadership skills.

Activities throughout the week included K-9 and Tactical presentations, team challenges and team building activities, a presentation from Air1 members, a scavenger hunt and carnival. The week wraps up with a graduation presentation involving parents and organizers.

Students who attend this four-day camp will be awarded an official Durham Regional Police certificate recognizing their participation and involvement in the initiative.

DRPS is currently carrying out its Youth in Policing Initiative, which provides selected high school students with an educational summer work experience.

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