The Halton Regional Police Service has run its Police Ethnic And Cultural Education Youth Leadership Program (PEACE) to promote understanding and cultural awareness among Halton-area high school students since 1988.
Each year, dozens of local youth are selected to participate in an in-depth, 11-week program at HRPS Headquarters which is modelled on the Service's successful Citizen Police Academy.
Working closely with members of the Halton Regional Police Service in a variety of in-class sessions and realistic scenarios, PEACE students improve their cultural proficiency, communication and leadership skills and experience all aspects of policing - from mock initial calls to the scene, through to the arrest and mock trial of the accused.
The PEACE Youth Leadership Program is offered twice annually in the spring and fall to coincide with the school calendar year.
Areas of Study:
PEACE Youth Leadership Program participants are assigned group projects and challenges dealing with a broad spectrum of law enforcement topics and issues, including:
To be considered for the Halton Regional Police Service PEACE Youth Leadership Program, candidates must:
- Have an interest in policing and race relations
- Be between the ages of 15 and 18
- Be a registered high school student in Halton in good standing
- Reside in Burlington, Oakville, Milton or Halton Hills
- Pass reference, employment and criminal background checks, as required
A graduation ceremony is held at the Halton Regional Police Service Headquarters at the end of the course.
As part of the ceremony, all PEACE Youth Leadership Program students are presented with a certificate and photograph.
How To Apply:
To be considered for the next PEACE Youth Leadership Program intake, contact your High School Liaison Officer or:
Sergeant Mark Dienstmann
Click here for a downloadable copy of the application. Applications can be emailed to the address above or faxed to 905-825-9420.