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  Junior Campers Enjoy a Fun Filled Week

Aug 12, 2016 14:40 ET

The Youth In Policing Initiative, supported by the Durham Regional Police Service, recently hosted the annual Junior Youth In Policing Leadership Camp in Oshawa.

The goal of this event is to bridge the gap between youth and police officers and inspire young people to become change agents within their schools and communities. In addition, it facilitates an enriched mentorship experience between our Youth in Policing students and the Junior YIPI campers.

The Junior Youth In Policing leadership camp consists of four, free, fun filled days, where junior students participate in various hands-on activities, while receiving positive mentorship and guidance from our 2016 Youth In Policing summer students.

Over 100 youth aged 10-13 attended the camp and had the opportunity to see presentations from different areas within our service. They visited the Durham Regional Police helicopter 'Air 1', took part in activities with the Tactical Support Unit and saw the K-9 Unit in action!

At the end of the camp, students were awarded with an official Durham Regional Police Service Jr. YIPI Camp completion certificate from Chief Martin to recognize their participation.

Below are attached files.
Group with Air 1 (JPG file, 4,137.1K bytes)
Checking otut the helicopter (JPG file, 702.9K bytes)
Junior YIP Group (JPG file, 1,825.0K bytes)
Junior YIP Group 2 (JPG file, 2,016.4K bytes)
Listening to a presentation (JPG file, 2,547.0K bytes)
Signing in for a week of fun (JPG file, 1,566.6K bytes)