Community Crime Prevention – Summer Student Program
This program is once again being offered in 2021 after a several year absence in which our Department had to re-consider the operational and liability issues with having our students issued a cadet uniform and working under the guidance of sworn members. Students were able to accompany a regular member on ride-alongs and check-stops. It was a successful program and we were fortunate to have several former students choose to pursue their training with our police service and as a result are now full members. It was decided to revise the program to focus more on community service rather than policing duties.
We will still provide an opportunity for qualified and motivated young people to gain work experience in a policing environment while providing a beneficial community service in their home communities. The Community Crime Prevention Summer Students will work on crime prevention projects, organize recreational and cultural events and promote neighbourhood well-being and children’s safety.