DRPS officers with the Durham Region Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy (DRAVIS) recently spent a week at J. Clarke Richardson High School in Ajax meeting with community youth.
Officers spent some interactive time in the classrooms discussing anti-violence and community safety issues with students and answering questions they may have. They also spent a few days in the gym where officers demonstrated some of the physical exercises and drills required while training to become a police officer.
The theme of the week was to foster relationships between police and young people and to encourage youth to be ambassadors in the community and take a role in keeping their communities safe.
The Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services supports DRAVIS, which is an intelligence-led intervention strategy to reduce violence and increase community safety. DRAVIS aims to improve the quality of life for community members by dealing with street level crimes and gang issues in Durham Region.
DRAVIS officers meet with students (JPG file, 431.9K bytes)