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Peel Regional Police’s Youth in Policing Initiative (YIPI) is a program funded by the Ministry of Children Community Social Services and Peel Police Service Board. It helps build positive relationships with youth in the Region of Peel and provides youth valuable experiences about policing through summer employment opportunities.

Peel Regional Police launched its first YIPI program in 2009 with ten students. The 2023 PRP YIPI program expanded with a new partnership with Sheridan College. Sheridan supports the program by providing on-campus space and in class lectures from various areas of the college, which gives youth insights to a post secondary education institution.

About the program
This is an eight (8) week summer employment opportunity offered to youth (between the ages of 15 and 18 years) from priority populations and those who reflect the cultural diversity of Peel Region.
The partnership between PRP and Sheridan College has created a safe environment for young people to engage in personal growth opportunities at a critical juncture in their maturation from youth into young adults.
Who can be a YIPI student?
  • Must be 15-18 years old.
  • Must attend high school full time within the Region of Peel.
  • Must reside within the Region of Peel.
  • Should be legally allowed to work in Canada.
  • Should have no criminal record.
How to apply?

The application for the summer 2024 YIPI program is open January 19 to February 4.

Requirements for a YIPI student:

  • Students in the Region of Peel between the ages of 15 to 18
  • Eligible to work in Canada
  • Who seek work experience/job skills training
  • Who may benefit from the support of a mentor
  • Who successfully complete the recruitment/background process Requiring mentorship relationship
  • Who are intending to return to school in September

Apply Now

Applications are due before February 4, 2024.

Any questions regarding the process can be directed to the Peel Regional Police YIPI Co-ordinator: Constable Sara Lewis #3246 at 3246@peelpolice.ca

What students and families can expect

Work Days

  • Workdays begin at 8 a.m. and will conclude at 4 p.m.
  • YIPI students will report at various Peel Regional Police divisions, including the Airport and Sheridan College. They will start and end their shift at the same location. Peel Regional Police will provide transportation during working hours.
  • YIPI students will be responsible for transportation at the beginning and end of their workday. They will also be responsible for daily parking fees when at Sheridan College should they be driving and parking a vehicle for the day. There is no fee to be dropped off at Sheridan College. Parking is free at Peel Regional Police facilities.
  • YIPI students will be issued a branded t-shirt that they are expected to wear.
  • YIPI students can expect a fitness component to their work week and should bring appropriate gym clothing.

Classroom Instruction

  • A portion of the training days is devoted to classroom instruction, covering many topics in line with policing and community outreach. YIPI students may be eligible to credentials upon successful completion of those instructions.
  • Police Drill
  • YIPI students will participate in police drill throughout their summer program. The aim of drill is to promote self-discipline, alertness, precision, pride and the tools necessary for success. Police drill is the basis of all teamwork.


YIPI students will be outside and involved with physical activity throughout the summer months. It is the responsibility of each YIPI student to have fluids and stay hydrated. The YIPI student is responsible for bringing/ supplying their own lunches and snacks. We cannot guarantee the food venders on campus will be open during the summer months.


During working hours with the exception of the lunch break, YIPI students will have limited access to their cellphones or personal electronic devices. In the event of an emergency, contact the YIPI co-ordinator who will notify the respected YIPI student to make suitable arrangements.

Have questions? Contact us.

YIPI Coordinator: Sgt. Stu Proctor, 905-453-2121 ext. 3614

General email: yipi@peelpolice.ca

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