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Youth in Policing Initiative,
14th Anniversary Media Launch,
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
10 a.m.,
Toronto Police College, 70 Birmingham Street

Broadcast time: 09:05
Monday, July 1, 2019

Community Partnerships and Engagement Unit

On Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at 10 a.m., please join Assistant Deputy Minister David Mitchell, Ministry of Children Community and Social Services Youth Justice Division; Chair of the Toronto Police Services Board Andrew Pringle; Chief of Police Mark Saunders and 2008 YIPI Alumni Police Constable Mamon Ahmed at the Toronto Police College, 70 Birmingham Street; as they congratulate and welcome 153 young people from across the city on being employed for eight weeks in the 2019 Summer Youth in Policing Initiative Program. This year marks the 14th Anniversary of the Toronto Police Service Youth in Policing Initiative Summer Program.

These students will be assigned to various units and divisions. They will gain job experiences and life skills through their work with the police officers and community members. They also have a chance to partake in several community events and training opportunities.

The Youth in Policing Initiative is part of the Government of Ontario’s Youth Opportunities Strategy. This Strategy is helping to build stronger communities by establishing and expanding community programs that help youth achieve a brighter future.

The young people in this program, aged 15-18, represented neighbourhoods throughout the city namely: Mount Olive-Silverstone-Jamestown, Thistletown-Beaumond Heights, Elms-Old Rexdale, Black Creek, South Parkdale, Eglinton East, Kennedy Park, Scarborough Village, Weston-Pellam Park, Mount Dennis, Flemingdon Park, Victoria Village, Crescent Town; Regent Park; and Oakridge.

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Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Melva Radway, Community Partnerships and Engagement Unit