Halton police PEACE Program open for students in Oakville, Milton, Burlington

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Published December 6, 2022 at 2:42 pm

The 2023 PEACE Program run by the Halton Police is now taking registrations for January from youth in Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills.

The 10-week Police Ethnic and Cultural Education Youth Leadership Program (PEACE) allows students to work closely with members of the Halton police to improve their cultural proficiency, communication and leadership skills.

To be considered for the PEACE Youth Leadership Program, candidates must:

  • Have an interest in policing and diversity
  • Be a registered high school student in Halton in good standing
  • Reside in Halton
  • Pass reference, employment and criminal background checks
  • Be willing to obtain six hours of recognized community work outside program hours (must be approved by PEACE instructors and obtained while the PEACE program is in session)

The program runs twice a year at police headquarters in Oakville. The winter 2023 session will run every Wednesday from Jan. 18 to Mar. 29.

PEACE Youth Leadership Program participants will participate in several activities involving the following areas:

  • A day in the life of a police officer
  • Leadership and planning for your future
  • Black history education
  • Indigenous awareness
  • Tour of Humanity provided by the Simon Wiesenthal Centre
  • Hands on demonstrations and scenarios provided by our Training Bureau and Emergency Services Unit

Applications for the program are open until Dec. 19 here.

To learn more about the PEACE Youth Leadership Program, contact Sgt. Ryan Smith
at 905-825-4777, ext. 5130.

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