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Applications Still Being Accepted for Woodstock Youth in Policing Initiative

Woodstock teens between the ages of 15 and 18 have until Friday April 29th to submit an application for the 2022 Youth in Policing Initiative.

WOODSTOCK - The Woodstock Police Service is still accepting applications for the 2022 Youth in Policing Initiative.

It's for youth between the ages of 15 and 18 living in the Friendly City. Community Service Officer Shaylyn Jackson says it is a great learning experience.

"They will learn about all the different departments in the police service and what a career in policing looks like and they really get a behind the scenes view of the world of policing and if that is a potential career path." 

It is a paid position, so Jackson says they will put you to work. 

"Students will help participate in youth camps, working in community and youth environments, we get them to help out with a variety of community events as well."

During the Youth in Policing program, the successful applicant will get to experience the following: 

- Gaining knowledge of different units within the police service
- Acting as a mentor at children’s summer camps
- Participate in youth empowerment and diversity/inclusion programming
- Participate in activities that could be labour intensive
- Assisting with office work
- Assisting the Community Service Officer at community events

To qualify for the youth in policing program, students must be:

- Between the ages of 15-18
- Residing in the City of Woodstock
- Benefitting from a mentoring relationship with members of the police service
- Benefitting from this developmental opportunity regarding leadership and civic responsibility
- Responsible for his/her own transportation to and from police headquarters each day
- Available to work the entire 8 weeks of the program with hours as designated
- Articulate how they could be deemed at-risk of future victimization or offending due to their experiences and/or environmental, social and family conditions.

Students interested in applying should submit a completed application form by 4:00 p.m. Friday, April 29th, 2022. The application form can be found on the Woodstock Police Service website by clicking "Youth In Policing" under the "Programs" tab..

Funding from the program comes from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. 

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