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07 January 2015Warning - this news article expired on 2015-02-07. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Youth in Policing Initiative After School Program

 

Belleville, Ontario - Belleville Police Service, in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Children & Youth Services, has hired two students under the Youth in Policing After School Program Initiative (YIPI).

 

The YIPI is a program that provides opportunities for youth (15 to 18 years) to work with police services across Ontario so they can develop skills that could lead to a possible career in policing.

 

"The Belleville Police Service recognizes that our youth are our future leaders of tomorrow.  This initiative enhances our ability to work collaboratively with the Ontario Ministry of Children & Youth Services, our community partners and our youth to provide education, strengthen current and build new relationships and ultimately better our community.

- Chief Cory L. McMullan, BellevillePolice Service

 

Goals of the YIPI are:

  • strengthen the relationship between youth, community and police
  • build self confidence in youth
  • to be introduced to municipal and provincial governments
  • to develop a realistic understanding of the diverse roles and commitments required to become a Police Officer
  • to introduce the students to a diverse working group that have the potential to be role models and mentors to the youth involved in the YIPI program
  • to provide a safe & positive work environment for youths
  • to create a realistic work experience which will prepare the youth in developing job ready skills

 

 

Belleville Police Service completed an applicant process and as a result two students begin their after school program employment on January 8, 2015 and will continue until June 26, 2015.