Police Headquarters, July 3, 9:30 a.m.,
Broadcast time: 17:00 Friday, June 29, 2012
Area Field Command: 416−808−7735
For the seventh consecutive summer, the Toronto Police Service will be offering young people from across the city an opportunity for summer employment through its Youth in Policing Initiative.
They will be assigned to work in 65 areas throughout the Service, including each of our 17 Divisions and several support units like the Forensic Identification Services unit, the Public Safety &Emergency Management Unit and the Mounted Unit. Students will gain job experience and life skills through their work with police officers and community members.
”It gives us the opportunity to get to know the youth of our city, their perspectives, their aspirations and how they want their city to be,” Chief William Blair said. “We all have a lot of work to do together to make this the safe city we want.”
The Youth in Policing Initiative is part of the Government of Ontario’s Youth Opportunities Strategy. This strategy is helping to build stronger communities by establishing and expanding community programs that help youth achieve a brighter future.
“This is more than a summer job for these young people,” said Dr. Eric Hoskins, Ontario’s Minister of Children and Youth Services. “It is an opportunity for them to build their resumes, experience the workplace and gain the self−confidence needed to achieve success in the future. Across Ontario, the program also helps to build bridges between youth from high−needs communities and the police.”
For further information, call YIPI Coordinator Danielle Dowdy at 416−808−7618
Kevin Masterman, Corporate Communications for Danielle Dowdy, Youth In Policing Initiative
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