Annually, local youth are selected to participate in Halton Regional Police Service’s (HRPS) eight-week Police Ethnic and Cultural Education Youth Leadership Program (PEACE).

PEACE students work closely with members of the HRPS to improve their cultural proficiency, communication and leadership skills. PEACE students also gain knowledge about all aspects of policing.

Thank you for your interest in our PEACE Youth Leadership Program.  We are no longer accepting applications for our Fall 2021 Session.  Please check back for our winter registration.

Session Dates

The program runs three times a year; once in the winter, once in the spring, and once in the fall at our Headquarters. Registration for each session is open a few weeks before the session is set to run and is announced on our social media platforms.  The Fall 2021 Session dates are below.

  • Monday, September 27, 7pm-9pm
  • Monday, October 4, 7pm-9pm

  • Monday, October 18, 7pm-9pm

  • Monday, October 25, 7pm-9pm

  • Monday, November 1, 7pm-9pm

  • Monday, November 8, 7pm-9pm

  • Monday, November 15, 7pm-9pm

  • Monday, November 22, 7pm-9pm

PEACE Program Eligibility

To be considered for the Halton Regional Police Service PEACE Youth Leadership Program, candidates must:

  • Have an interest in policing and diversity
  • Be a registered high school student in Halton in good standing
  • Reside in the region of Halton
  • Pass reference, employment and criminal background checks
  • Be willing to obtain 6 hours of recognized community work outside program hours

PEACE Program Areas of Focus

PEACE Youth Leadership Program participants will participate in several activities involving the following areas:

  • A day in the life of a Police Officer
  • Leadership and planning for your future
  • Black History Education
  • Indigenous Awareness
  • Tour of Humanity provided by the Simon Wiesenthal Centre
  • Hands on demonstrations and scenarios provided by our Training Bureau and Emergency Services Unit

Registration

We are no longer accepting applications for our Fall 2021 Session.  Please check back for our winter registration.

Contact Information

To learn more about the PEACE Youth Leadership Program, contact:

Sergeant Ryan Smith
Regional Community Mobilization Bureau
Phone: 905-825-4777 ext. 5130