Grade 9 students from across the region gathered at Regional Headquarters to take part in the annual "Take Our Kids To Work Day."
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 enjoyed a full day of information starting with a welcome from Chief Constable Mike Ewles. He reminded them that policing is an extremely rewarding career for both sworn and civilian members.
"Whether you're an officer or a civilian member, anyone can be the most valuable member of our organization," he says. "We all work together to ensure we provide you with the safest community in which to live, work and play."
During the course of the day students heard from the Recruiting, Air 1, K-9, Forensic Identification, E-Crimes, Drug Enforcement, Traffic, Communications/911 and Central Cellblock Units.
Take Our Kids to Work is a national program of The Learning Partnership and has existed since 1994. More than 1.8 million young Canadians and tens of thousands of workplaces have participated in the program.
Thanks to Lynn Leitch, Willow McGraw for organizing the day and to our members who took part.
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Our 2012 participants (JPG file, 377.8K bytes)