Young people between the ages of 15 and 18 in the city’s 31 Neighbourhood Improvement Areas are being encouraged to apply to be a part of the Toronto Police Service’s Youth in Policing Initiative (YIPI) after-school winter/spring program.
“This is an opportunity for them to work with us after school and learn more about the Service which could be a future employer for them,” said YIPI co-ordinator Melva Radway, of the program that allows young people to get job experience and gives the Service the ability to reach out to youth.
The 17-week program starts on February 23 and ends on June 21.
There will also be a live virtual information session on October 25 from 5p.m. on facebook.com/tpsyouthinpolicing
Applications will be accepted until October 28.
Since the program started in 2013, about 620 young people have graduated. The program, which began 12 years ago in Toronto, has since expanded throughout the province.