Having a healthy relationship with our youth community is very important to us, which is why we strive to create programs and committees to help strengthen this relationship.

In 2017, our Youth Education Officers delivered presentations to almost 175,000 students on topics such as Bullying Awareness and Street Proofing. Over 15,000 of these students attended our 459 educational sessions at the Peel Children's Safety Village

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Listed below are various Peel Regional Police programs and initiatives for young people:

Youth Advisory Committee

The Youth Advisory Committee was formed in 2016. An initial meeting for this committee was hosted by the Equity and Inclusion Bureau in December 2016. The mission of this committee is to support and ensure community safety through proactive engagement between our organization and the young people of our community.

School Resource Officer (SRO)

The primary responsibility of the School Resource Officer (SRO) is to create a safe learning environment at our Secondary Schools. Officers use a proactive style of policing and interact with students in a non-enforcement manner on a regular basis. With a School Resource Officer dedicated for every secondary school, we continue to build positive relationships with the younger demographic.

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Youth in Policing Initiative (YIPI)

Since 2009, Peel Regional Police has worked in partnership with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services in order to provide a unique eight week summer employment opportunity for young people living in at risk, diverse communities within the Region of Peel. This program offers young people an opportunity to gain experience in the work environment, earn a sustainable income; gain exposure to policing as a career of choice and to build positive relationships with police. We offer employment to twenty-five regional youth to work alongside officer and civilian employees of our Service.

Positive Ticketing for Youth: Operation Freeze/Heat

Operation Freeze and Operation Heat is a partnership between Peel Regional Police and Circle K Convenience Stores that encourages youth to learn that doing the right thing is 'cool'.

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