Youth members from Burlington, Milton, Oakville needed for Halton police advisory committee


Published December 21, 2021 at 2:38 pm

The Halton police service is looking for youths in Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills to sit its Youth Advisory Council.

The council was developed to promote a partnership between youth in the community and the HRPS.

The goals of the Youth Advisory Council are to advise the HRPS on how police policies, programs and outreach initiatives are impacting youth living in Halton Region and to understand how current programs and initiatives can be enhanced to better support and serve youth in the community.

Some of the goals of the YAC include:

  • Be a source of positive change through inclusion and collaboration with local youth and the police service
  • Highlight the police service’s commitment to youth development and leadership
  • Ensure a point of reference within the community to serve as a guide for future programming and services aimed at youth
  • Help address obstacles to police and youth engagement
  • Promote volunteerism within the community and police service
  • Create youth ambassadors who can promote the work being done within the community
  • Assist in the development of other Equity, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives/programming

Applications for the 2022 YAC are being accepted until Thursday, Dec. 23 at 4 p.m. by visiting the police website.

The YAC will begin meeting in-person in February, on the first Monday of every month A record of volunteer hours will be provided for all youth participation.

The Youth Advisory council is meant to be representative of the community and prospective members should be between 14-18 and currently residing in Halton.

For more information about the HRPS Youth Advisory Council, contact Sgt. Ryan Smith at 905-825-4777, ext. 5130.

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