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  It's Elementary: What Education Do You Need to Become an Officer?

Jan 26, 2016 09:16 ET

What do you get when you let kids ask any question they want to a real DRPS officer? It's Elementary! This month, Taylor asks "How many years do you have to go to college to become a police officer?" Officer Henderson has the answer!

The series was launched in cooperation with the Durham District School Board (DDSB) and the Durham Catholic District School Board (DCDSB), and gives kids the chance to ask questions important to them.

Even if you didn't grow up in the 50s or 60s, you're probably familiar with Art Linkletter's popular television feature, "Kids Say the Darndest Things." As every parent knows, when a child opens their mouth to talk, you never really know what's going to come out. It is this spirit of curiosity, candor and brutal honesty that's behind this video series.

Building on our strong partnerships with the two Durham Region school boards, DRPS opened the floor to students from two local schools and the response was overwhelming. The students of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School in Ajax and West Lynde Public School in Whitby provided dozen of questions and the top ten questions from each school were selected. Everything from: Do you sleep at the station like firefighters do? to What is your most gratifying experience as a police officer?

Durham Regional Police is committed to strengthening our relationship with youth and to helping break down some of the stereotypes about police. The video series might inform you about what's on the minds of youth today, but if nothing else, it should give you a little smile.

Check out the latest video here.

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