The Woodstock Police Service is accepting applications from students for the Youth in Policing Program. In collaboration with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Woodstock Police will engage the students in positive productive activities in a safe and healthy environment.
YIPI Program runs for eight weeks, beginning the first week of July and ending the last week in August.
The goal of the program is to inspire young people to look at policing as a career choice and to become ambassadors by improving police and youth relations.
This learning opportunity for students will consist of:
- Gaining knowledge of different units within the police service
- Acting as a mentor at children’s summer camps
- Participating in activities that are labor intensive (e.g. graffiti removal)
- Participating in ride-alongs with general patrol officers
- Assisting with Community Service Officers at community events
To qualify for the Youth in Policing program, a student must be:
- Between the ages of 15 and 18
- Deemed a “Youth at Risk” within the community (See the below definition)
- Residing in the City of Woodstock
- Returning to a Woodstock high school in September
- Benefiting from a mentoring relationship with members of the police service
- Benefiting from this developmental opportunity regarding leadership and civic responsibility
- Responsible for his/her own transportation to and from Police Headquarters each morning
- Available to work the entire 8 weeks of the program with hours as designated
“Youth at risk” can be defined as young people whose background places them "at risk" of future offending or victimization due to environmental, social and family conditions that hinder their personal development and successful integration into the economy and society.