Program Overview (3 credits)
The Youth In Policing Initiative, run in partnership with Durham Region Police Service, is an eight-week summer employment opportunity for youth ages 15-18, residing in Durham Region.
Throughout the eight weeks, youth will interact with, and learn about, the many aspects of policing, have the opportunity to serve their community, and learn about leadership and teamwork. Students may be eligible to receive three high school credits for their participation in the program, and many other certifications are possible through the program.
Employment application is completed through the Durham Region Police Service (DRPS) at www.drps.ca. Successful candidates hired by the DPRS for this program are enrolled in the three-credit co-op (GPP3O1 and GPP3O9). Registration for the co-op portion is done at the contract signing session with the DRPS in mid June. For further information regarding application to this program please visit www.drps.ca (Note: Durham Continuing Education does not have influence on students chosen for this program. Students hired by DRPS are referred to Durham Continuing Education).
Final report cards will be available by the end of August. For students enrolled in a DDSB day school, the report card will be sent to their home school. Students not enrolled in a Durham District Board school will have their report card mailed to their home addresses by the end of August. Marks will NOT be given out over the telephone. Students will be given a final unofficial mark summary at the end of their program.
Note: Durham Region Police Service determines the calendar for this program. Please refer to DRPS for the detailed calendar.