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Sgt. Dienstmann teaching the PEACE Program

PEACE Youth Leadership Program

Thank you for your interest in the PEACE Program here at the Halton Regional Police Service. Unfortunately at this time we will not be running the program in September, 2018. We are constantly striving to improve the program and to enhance the experience for our students. Therefore the program is being revamped and will start again in early 2019.

Please keep an eye on the Halton Regional Police website for updates on when and how to apply for the session in 2019. Please note that you will have to re-apply for the next session, once registration opens.

About the PEACE Program

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.

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

Cst. Steve Elms
905-825-4747 ext. 5041