Our newest summer Youth in Policing (YIP) students and their parents got together at UOIT for an information session on June 25. Chief Mike Ewles, Director of Human Resources Lesley Ford and Cst. Janine Henderson, who oversees the YIP program, all gave speeches on the benefits and importance of the YIP initiative.
Dean of Police Education and Innovation June MacDonald-Jenkins and Executive Officer Sgt. Emmanuel were also in attendance, meeting and speaking with the students and parents. Students also had the opportunity to mix amongst one another, providing an opportunity to introduce themselves to their newfound co-workers.
The information session provided a look at some of the highlights of the YIP program including visiting the K-9 and TAC units, participating in leadership building activities and being involved in local events, before graduating and becoming ambassadors of change in the community.
YIP students are also responsible for hosting the Junior YIP Camp at the Kids Safety Village from August 13-16. Each student will serve as a mentor to a junior YIP student, whose range in age from 10-13. The last day of camp features a small carnival which includes a jumping castle, face painting, leadership activities and a visit from the K-9 unit. After enjoying the carnival, a graduation ceremony is held for the junior YIP members.
Students who attend this four-day camp are awarded an official Durham Regional Police certificate in recognition of their participation and involvement in the YIP program.
For more information on how to register for the Junior YIP Camp, please visit the Junior YIP Camp registration page.
Welcome to our newest members!
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Chief Ewles speaks to parents and students (JPG file, 318.1K bytes)
Dean June MacDonald-Jenkins and Sgt. Iheme look on (JPG file, 340.4K bytes)